A harbour in Australia. The country received the largest share of Vietnamese outbound investment in the first eight months of this year (Photo: AFP)

Vietnamese firms invest nearly US$ 440 million abroad

Vietnamese businesses have invested nearly US$ 440 million abroad since the beginning of this year, according to the Foreign Investment Agency (FIA) under the Ministry of Planning and Investment.
Foreign investors poured $22.63 billion into Vietnam in the first eight months of 2019 (Photo: VNA)

Vietnam attracts US$22.63 billion of FDI in eight months

Vietnam recorded US$22.63 billion of foreign direct investment (FDI) registered in the first eight months of 2019, equivalent to 92.9 percent of the figure in the same period last year, according to the Foreign Investment Agency (FIA) under the Ministry of Planning and Investment.
A worker cleans a train on the North-South line. (Photo: VNA)

Concerns raised over Vietnam’s North-South high-speed project

The tentative total investment for the North-South high-speed railway, according to the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI), is about US$ 26 billion, US$ 32.7 billion less than the previous proposal by the Ministry of Transport (MoT).