The disbursement of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) capital increased the highest rate ever, reaching US$12.35 billion as of December 15, up 7.4 percent over the same period last year and 2.9 percent above the year plan.
According to Foreign Investment Agency under the Ministry of Planning and Investment, foreign businesses have registered to invest UD$20.22 billion, accounting for 93.5 percent against a year ago and 19 percent beyond the year plan.
Of these, newly registered and additional capital total US$15.64 billion and US$4.58 billion, a year on year increase of 9.6 percent and 62.4 percent.
Processing and manufacturing continued to be the most attractive fields with 774 new projects registered at US$14.49 billion, occupying 71.6 percent of total FDI capital in 2014.
Real estate is ranked second with 35 new projects having a capital of US$2.54 billion equivalent to 12.6 percent of the total FDI capital.
Three projects with registered capital exceeding US$1 billion have got investment certificates. They all belong to the South Korean Samsung Group including a US$3 billion hi-tech complex in Thai Nguyen province, US$1.4 billion Samsung CE complex in Ho Chi Minh City, and US$1 billion Samsung Display in Bac Ninh province.