Health, pharmacy, retail sectors most attractive to investors: Grant Thornton

More than half of investors surveyed by accounting and consulting firm Grant Thornton Vietnam said health, pharmacy and retail sectors were the most attractive fields in Vietnam.

Grant Thornton Vietnam announced the results on November 17 based on more than 200 investors and consultants surveyed.

According to the report, 59 percent of investors and consulting experts were optimistic about Vietnam’s economy and their investment prospects in the next 12 months.

In addition, 67 percent of investors and experts said Vietnam would be a more attractive destination than others in 2009 and 63 percent said they planned to invest in Vietnam.

The survey also showed that 95 percent said Vietnam’s infrastructure is the top barrier to their investment, citing it as an important part of an effective economy. 

Many investors and experts also said that they worried about risks within investment in finance, real estate, agriculture, hotel and tourism sectors.

By M.Hanh, translated by Thu Minh

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