South Korea retains its ranking as the biggest foreign investor in Vietnam, followed by Malaysia
"The two (AIIB membership and the maritime dispute) are totally unrelated."
The list includes real estate and providing services in tourism, entertainment, computing, research and development, information, leasing, transportation, construction, healthcare...
Samsung group has pledged more than $12 billion of investments in Vietnam.
New trade agreements will make Vietnam much more appealing to foreign investors by lowering tariffs and speeding up reforms
Growth has gained momentum gradually and is being supported both by exports of foreign-invested enterprises and domestic demand
The bank will initially focus on financing projects in power, transportation, and urban infrastructure in Asia
But the hopes could be belied if Vietnam does not improve its business environment
The combined investment of local companies cannot match what Lazada has put into its Vietnam operation
Disbursed foreign direct investment in 2015 should be about US$14 billion
'ASEAN is very important to the US for many reasons.' says Ambassador Nina Hachigian
More than half of the new investment pledges would go to the processing industry, followed by the energy and property...
The pledges come as China seeks to expand its influence in the developing world with government aid programs and loans
The money will help fund major transport, energy and environment projects in the developing country
The railway will eventually be connected with railroads to countries such as Thailand and Malaysia