Vietnam saw a significant surge in foreign direct investment on the last days of last year with the number rising to US$22.35 billion by the end of 2013, up from $21.6 billion half a month earlier, Foreign Investment Agency data showed.
The total number represents a nearly 36 percent increase from 2012.
Inbound investment into new projects, estimated at 1,530, increased by nearly 70 percent to $14.5 billion. There were five new projects with a pledge of over $1 billion each.
Japan remained Vietnam’s largest investor with a total investment of $5.875 billion, followed by Singapore and South Korea.
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