Monday, October 29, 2007

Vietnam FDI Statistics Reported for 10 Months: BVI the second with US$1.73 billion

The Foreign Investment Department under the Ministry of Planning and Investment of Vietnam reported FDI figures for the ten months of 2007. From the time of the previous 9-month report, British Virgin Islands raised their positions, now they rank the second in the published top list of 50 foreign investors' countries, with the amount of invested registered capital of US$1.73 billion. The Republic of Korea, again, is the first place with registered capital of US$2.44 billion, and Singapore with US$1.37 billion is the third.

According to the Report of Foreign Investment Agency, there are 1,144 new projects on the whole, which brought in US$9.75 billion of foreign investments into Vietnam economy. The overall amount of foreign direct investment during the first ten months 2007 made US$11.26 – a 36% increase if compared to the same period of the previous year.

Vietnam now ranks the 6th among the top ten most attractive FDI destinations. These data were provided according to a survey by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development.

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