– Vietnam attracted an estimated foreign investment of more than 25.1 billion US dollars in the first 11 months of this year, down 5 percent on-year, according to the General Statistics Office on Tuesday.
During the period, Vietnam authorized 1,812 new foreign direct investment (FDI) projects with a total registered capital of more than US$11.5 billion, up 14.9 percent in quantity but down 18 percent in capital year-on-year.
The Southeast Asian country also saw 994 operational FDI projects raise capital of nearly $9.54 billion over the 11-month period, up 18.9 percent.
From January to November, FDI capital spent in the country totaled some 19.68 billion US dollars, up 15.1 percent on-year, the ministry said.
Among countries and regions with newly authorized investment projects in Vietnam during the period, Japan was the largest source of registered capital with $3.23 billion, followed by Singapore with $1.97 billion, according to the ministry. ■