Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong opened a forum on Vietnam-Japan investment, trade and labour cooperation in Kanagawa Prefecture on September 18 as part of his visit to Japan.
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung met with Vietnamese businessmen operating in Laos on September 14 as part of his official visit to the neighbouring country.
 Thailand's largest retail conglomerate, Central Group, plans to invest 37 billion baht ($1.14 billion) this year, expanding at home and in Southeast Asian neighbours by opening new malls to tap into cross-border trade and lining up acquisitions.  
Foreign-run online shops in the past have been less popular than Vietnamese-run ones, which understand local customers, but that trend is changing as more retailers invest in Vietnam.
Southern Kien Giang province has so far licensed 21 investment projects worth 1.72 billion USD in the resort island of Phu Quoc, including two wholly foreign-owned projects and two joint ventures. In all, those projects cover 1,000 ha along the island’s eastern and western coastline. Several of them have been put into operation, contributing to the island’s growth rate of 16 percent for the past three consecutive years.
During his stay in Vietnam, Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida met with State President Truong Tan Sang, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and attended many important events.
CT Esuhai has organizing many labor training courses so far this year to get ready to satisfy Japanese orders for laborers.
 The Ministry of Planning and Investment said that it had granted licenses for 66 projects to invest abroad US$1.217 billion worth of total registered capital, while adjusting licenses for nine projects to invest abroad with supplementary capital of US$95.121 million in the first nine months of this year.
An economic delegation from the Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI) will visit Vietnam from September 23-26 to look for investment and cooperation opportunities in various fields.
  The Foreign Investment Department said that by this June the Republic of Korea (RoK) had become the second largest foreign investor in Vietnam with 3,020 projects and total registered capital of almost US$24 billion.
Vietnam has attracted more Japanese capital despite a considerable fall in foreign direct investment (FDI) in recent months.
 Vietnam’s military-run telecommunications group Viettel has decided to set up a branch in Timor Leste in an effort to expand its operation.
SMS-Slovak Medical Services and Progress Trading, the two companies from the Czech Republic, have just announced new investment projects in Vietnam.
 Kian Joo Can Factory Bhd from Malaysia will spend 20 million USD to expand its corrugated carton factory in Hanoi , boosting capacity by 3,000 tonnes per month.
The first Vietnam-Indonesia trade, tourism and investment forum took place in Hanoi on June 11 with the aim of fostering bilateral cooperation.
Disbursement of foreign direct investment (FDI) reached US$4.51 billion in the first five months of this year, equal to 99.8 percent of the figure recorded in the same period last year, says the Foreign Investment Agency (FIA) under the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI).
How to successfully penetrate Hong Kong (China) was discussed at a workshop in Ho Chi Minh on May 30.
 Disbursement of foreign direct investment (FDI) reached US$4.51 billion in the first five months of this year, equal to 99.8 percent of the figure recorded in the same period last year, says the Foreign Investment Agency (FIA) under the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI).
A delegation representing about 50 Italian businesses, mostly small to medium-sized ones, will soon fly to Vietnam to seek investment opportunities and meet Vietnamese businesses.
A seminar on Vietnam-India bilateral trade and investment opportunities in the post FTA period was held in Kerala, India, on May 10 by the Vietnamese Trade Office in India and the Cochin Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI).
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