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The dark side of FDI in Vietnam

A male worker doing the laundry in a neighborhood near an industrial zone in Ho Chi Minh City.

Cheating and overexploitation of workers are among the myriad of negative impacts FDI has had on Vietnam. Large corrugated metal roofs, small corrugated metal roofs and farmland. Satellite images of Tan Vinh Hiep Commune in the southern province of Binh Duong don’t show much more, but on the earth, these …

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Trade war shifts FDI flows to Vietnam

Vietnam remains a hot destination for foreign direct investment in the region and is expected to top the ASEAN region’s growth rates due to its diversified export markets and an increasingly attractive investment and business climate. Vu Tien Loc, chairman of the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry, felt excited …

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Vietnam to grow 7 percent in 2018: report

A worker holds a metal frame at a phone assembly plant in Hanoi, Vietnam.

A report by the Standard Chartered Bank says Vietnam will top ASEAN economic growth this year. The report, released Friday, attributed this to manufacturing and agriculture sectors. Titled Vietnam: fast, not furious, growth,” it said the economy will grow by 7 percent this year. Other factors contributing to the high …

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Vietnamese firms can and should buy into FDI peers, PM says

Seamstresses work at a foreign invested garment factory in Vinh Phuc province.

PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc said Thursday that domestic enterprises should actively acquire stakes in foreign domestic investment (FDI) companies. Speaking at a conference on “30 years of FDI mobilization,” he said this would be a strategically sound move. By leveraging the current market and distribution channels that the FDI firms …

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Changes needed in FDI attraction orientations in 4.0 era

Deputy Minister Vu Dai Thang

Vietnam has undergone profound changes since opening its doors to foreign direct investment (FDI). Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment Vu Dai Thang shares his views about the role of FDI in Vietnam’s development, while stressing the need for changes in the country’s FDI attraction strategy in the 4.0 era. …

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