Registered FDI falls, disbursed capital increases

Vietnam’s registered foreign direct investment (FDI) capital reduced while disbursed fund increased in the first seven months this year, reported the Foreign Investment Agency under the Ministry of Planning and Investment.

An apartment project of An Gia Company in Tan Phu district, HCMC. Japanese Creed Group signed a US$200 million contract to purchase all shares of An Gia on July 26 (Photo: SGGP)

Specifically, registered fund reached US$8.8 billion, down 7.6 percent over the same period last year while disbursed amount hit US$7.4 billion, up 8.8 percent.

In the seven months, South Korea took the lead in total FDI capital with US$1.9 billion, followed by England with US$1.3 billion and British Virgin Islands with US$800 million.

Two following positions went to Hong Kong (China) with US$790 million and Japan with US$716 million.

Most invested fields included processing and manufacturing; real estate; and retail, wholesale and repair.

By Ngoc Quang – Translated by Hai Mien

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