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Officials scratch head over new national approach to boost FDI

Despite the growth in FDI inflow in recent year, there is a growing realization that Vietnam requires breakthrough reforms to compete for higher quality streams of FDI.

Vietnam's tax audits are reassessments: Foreign expert

Inspections and audits have become more confrontational and aggressive, giving rise to concern from foreign investors about the tactics and transparency, according to foreign observers.

Ministry of Finance undertakes inspection on five large FDI real estate firms

The Ministry of Finance has sent an official dispatch to the Ministry of Planning and Investment on the plan to inspect implementation of financial mechanisms on five large FDI real estate firms in 2018.

Weak linkages between domestic and FDI businesses still exist

The linkages between domestic and foreign direct investment (FDI) business have not been as good as expected, even weaker than Laos and Cambodia, resulting in a low development of supporting industries and technology transfer.

FDI capital hit $20 billion in six months

The total amount of foreign investment capital including new registration, increase adjustment and contribution for shares purchase deals reached $20.33 billion, an increase of 5.7 per cent compared to the same period in 2017, based on the latest report of the Foreign Investment Agency (FIA).

Reducing trade costs can improve Vietnam's competitiveness in the ASEAN region

While Vietnam has made great progress in reducing tariffs, there remains significant potential to reduce trade costs through rationalization of non-tariff measures or specialized controls, more efficient border management and logistics.

TAL Group's textile and dyeing project may not be licensed due to alleged pollution

The $350 million-textile and dyeing project in Vinh Phuc province has been advised not to be given official permission by scientists and experts due to risks of environmental pollution.

Vietnam chosen as the most alluring investment destination in Asean: Grant Thornton's report

The miracle economic growth of Vietnam is driven by exports, foreign direct investment (FDI), and manufacturing growth, according to a recently released report of Grant Thornton Vietnam on Vietnam Private Equity - Growth Prospects.

Vietnam's economy projected to grow beyond expectation to 7.1 per cent

The economy outlook of Vietnam in 2018 is looking fairly optimistic with an expected growth of 7.1 percent, according to an Outlook just released by Asian Development Bank.

A half of about US$3.4 billion of registered FDI capital disbursed in the first two months

As of February 20, 2018, FDI projects have disbursed US$1.7 billion, up 9.7 per cent over the same period of 2017, according to a report just released by the Foreign Investment Agency under the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI).

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