Posts Tagged ‘ Foreign investment ’

Vietnam has yet to grab all WTO opportunities

January 11, 2010
Vietnam has yet to grab all WTO opportunities

Vietnam still cannot take full advantage of  WTO membership opportunities, stated Ngo Quang Xuan, now Deputy Chair of the NA’s Foreign Affairs Committee Ngo Quang Xuan, Deputy Chair of the National Assembly’s Foreign Affairs CommitteeNguoi Lao Dong: As a negotiator for Vietnam’s admission to WTO, how would you characterize the impact of WTO membership on Vietnam [...]

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FDI inflow tops $20 billion for the year

December 28, 2009
FDI inflow tops $20 billion for the year

Vietnam this year has attracted US$21.48 billion in foreign direct investment (FDI), local newswire Vietnamnet quoted the investment ministry’s Foreign Investment Department as saying on Sunday. Although it was just 30 percent of last year’s FDI, it wasn’t bad given the economic crisis, the department said on the newswire, noting that they initially expected inflows [...]

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Foreign investment funds now also ‘surfing’

December 10, 2009
Foreign investment funds now also ‘surfing’

LookAtVietnam – Foreign investment funds, generally considered to be long term investors, have been observed making ‘surfing investments’ in Vietnam’s stock market A lot of investment funds have been set up over the last two yearsThough on average, trading by foreign investors on Vietnam’s stock market just accounts for just seven percent of the market’s [...]

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Crumbling infrastructure deterring investment

December 7, 2009
Crumbling infrastructure deterring investment

LookAtVietnam – The poor state of Vietnam’s roads and other infrastructure poses a major obstacle for foreign investors as the country struggles to boost exports, business leaders said on Tuesday.  Unless the government takes stronger remedial actions “the country’s infrastructure status will act as a deterrent to foreign investment and the enhancement of Vietnam’s export [...]

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Crumbling infrastructure deterring investment

December 6, 2009
Crumbling infrastructure deterring investment

A truck struggles on a flooded street in Ho Chi Minh City. The poor state of Vietnam’s roads and other infrastructure poses a major obstacle for foreign investors as the country struggles to boost exports, business leaders said on Tuesday. Unless the government takes stronger remedial actions “the country’s infrastructure status will act as a [...]

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President Triet addresses APEC CEO Summit

November 15, 2009
President Triet addresses APEC CEO Summit

LookAtVietnam – President Nguyen Minh Triet delivered a keynote speech at the APEC CEO summit in Singapore on November 14, focusing on development investment in emerging economies.Mr Triet noted that the Asia and Pacific region has the largest number of newly emerging and successful economies in the world, contributing greatly to regional and global growth. [...]

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BUSINESS IN BRIEF 27/10

October 27, 2009
BUSINESS IN BRIEF 27/10

Eximbank lists 876.2 million shares on HoSE; 10-month FDI disbursement estimates at 8 billion USD; VN seeks larger garment market share in Cambodia  The Vietnam Export-Import Bank (Eximbank) officially listed more than 876.2 million shares, a record number, on the Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange (HoSE) on Oct. 27. With the move, Eximbank became the [...]

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VinaCapital sales send ripple through flat property market

October 26, 2009
VinaCapital sales send ripple through flat property market

LookAtVietnam – Though VinaCapital’s sale of shares in big real estate projects has sparked concern about the market’s bouyancy, insiders say everything is fine. The real estate market has been flat for a considerable time, prompting some investors and foreign investment funds to sell projects to restructure their investment portfolios.  Two sales by the foreign-owned [...]

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HCM City traffic hurting country’s economy

October 20, 2009
HCM City traffic hurting country’s economy

LookAtVietnam – Experts now warn that HCM City could stand to lose its position as an attractive foreign investment destination due to its worsening traffic and environmental pollution. A traffic gridlock on Nguyen Huu Canh Street, HCMC. Experts say the city’s continuing congestion could deter foreign investment. (Photo: SGGP)LookAtVietnam – Experts now warn that HCMC [...]

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Foundation for growth

October 17, 2009
Foundation for growth

Norwegian Ambassador to Vietnam Ståle Torstein Risa Norway’s ambassador says Vietnam has taken the necessary first steps toward successful long-term development. Norway has just been ranked number one on the United Nations Development Program’s Human Development Index. After the ranking Norwegian Ambassador to Vietnam Ståle Torstein Risa told Thanh Nien Weekly that he has seen [...]

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Vietnam, Cuba foreign ministries to bolster ties

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Vietnam’s top diplomat has affirmed that the Foreign Ministry will closely cooperate with its Cuban counterpart to implement the agreements reached by the two...