External trade tension bolsters FDI


Disbursed FDI reached USD5.7bn in 4M 2019, up 7.5% YoY. Meanwhile, total FDI pledges to new and expanding projects and through M&A surged 81% YoY to USD14.59bn. Inflows from China jumped to fourth place in total FDI pledges with USD1.7bn, tripling the amount recorded in the same period last year. Notably, China ranked first in terms of registered FDI to new projects with USD1.3bn (vs USD230mn in 4M 2018).

Source: VCSC

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