Ngành năng lượng Việt Nam đang đi ngược xu thế

Thứ Ba,  19/12/2017, 09:58 

Ống khói của một nhà máy nhiệt điện chạy than ở khu vực phía Bắc. Ảnh: laodong.vn

(TBKTSG) – Hơn 42% tổng nguồn vốn đầu tư trực tiếp nước ngoài (FDI) mới cam kết được cấp phép trong 11 tháng đầu năm 2017 là đăng ký vào lĩnh vực kinh doanh và phân phối điện. Đáng chú ý, cả ba dự án được cấp phép trong lĩnh vực này đều là xây dựng nhà máy nhiệt điện than.

Cấp phép ba dự án BOT nhiệt điện than

Ngoài tập đoàn Điện lực Việt Nam (EVN) là đơn vị chủ lực thực hiện đầu tư phát triển nguồn điện, Chính phủ đã từng bước hình thành, phát triển thị trường điện cạnh tranh, đa dạng hóa phương thức đầu tư và kinh doanh điện, nhằm khuyến khích các nhà đầu tư trong và ngoài nước tham gia đầu tư các công trình nguồn điện theo hình thức BOT (xây dựng – vận hành – chuyển giao).

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FDI: many figures, few explanations

Last update 12:00 | 15/12/2017

VietNamNet Bridge – By October 20, implemented foreign direct investment (FDI) had reached $14.2 billion and foreign portfolio investment (FPI) $4.7 billion, according to the General Statistics Office (GSO).

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By October 20, the implemented FDI had reached $14.2 billion

The public now can access figures about foreign investment monthly from the Foreign Investment Agency (FIA) and GSO, and quarterly from the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV), reflected in the Balance of Payments.

According to SBV, the disbursed FDI capital is estimated at $5.9 billion.

Foreign investors (both FDI and FPI) have disbursed $18.9 billion so far this year and commercial banks now hold $13 billion of the disbursed money. Continue reading “FDI: many figures, few explanations”

Asia’s newest tiger clawing its way up

Last update 16:35 | 09/12/2017

Tim Harcourt, a JW Nevile Fellow in Economics at UNSW Sydney and former chief economist of the Australian Trade Commission (Austrade), said that Vietnam’s economy is surging, on track to become the newest tiger in Asia, going on to delineate the steps he thinks are required for Vietnam to become a more attractive destination for foreign investment.

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Vietnam’s recent growth story has coincided with its opening to the world 

While making my TV show, “The Airport Economist”, I have visited over 60 economies in the past six years. And one that has always stood out to me was the enchanting land of Vietnam, one of the emerging ‘second generation’ tiger economies of Asia. Continue reading “Asia’s newest tiger clawing its way up”

Investment incentives for FIEs: money goes to pockets of the rich

Last update 08:00 | 04/12/2017

VietNamNet Bridge – A total of VND35.3 trillion of corporate income tax has been exempted for foreign-invested enterprises (FIEs), according to the Ministry of Finance.

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Vietnam offers big investment incentives to foreign investors

The ministry said that by 2016, the total value of tax incentives and revenue from land use in all economic sectors had reached VND64.278 trillion, or nearly $3 billion.

This includes VND46.829 trillion worth of incentives in corporate income tax (CIT), VND394.9 billion in personal income tax, VND7.875 trillion in land and water surface leasing fees and VND3.802 trillion in land use fees. Continue reading “Investment incentives for FIEs: money goes to pockets of the rich”

Next-generation FDI: what’s the new strategy?

Last update 16:00 | 04/12/2017
 VietNamNet Bridge – The draft strategy on attracting FDI in 2018-2023 is being compiled by the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) with support from the World Bank. 

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MPI is drafting the strategy on attracting FDI in 2018-2023

After 30 years of foreign investment, 24,000 projects with total investment capital of $313 billion have been implemented in Vietnam. FDI accounts for 25 percent of total investment capital and makes up 20 percent of GDP.

Vietnam, in an effort to attract FDI, has pursued an open policy, offering many incentives to investors. Continue reading “Next-generation FDI: what’s the new strategy?”

Chinese capital flows to Vietnam’s infrastructure projects

Last update 08:00 | 22/09/2017
VietNamNet Bridge – The proposed Long Thanh Airport as well as many other huge infrastructure projects are attracting many Chinese investors.


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Vietnam considers the upgrading of infrastructure as one of its top priorities. An ADB report shows that investment in infrastructure in Vietnam has been 5.7 percent of GDP in recent years, the highest level in SE Asia and second highest in Asia. Continue reading “Chinese capital flows to Vietnam’s infrastructure projects”

Vietnam seeks higher-quality FDI: experts

Last update 17:00 | 27/11/2017
VietNamNet Bridge – While Vietnam needs foreign capital to develop the economy, it also requires advanced technologies to become involved more deeply in the global supply chain.

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            The FDI capital would exceed the $30 billion threshold by year end



At a meeting with Japanese investors recently, director of the Binh Duong Planning and Investment Department Nguyen Thanh Truc said foreign investors pledged to invest $2.171 billion in the province this year.

Meanwhile, HCMC is leading the country in FDI (foreign direct investment) with total committed capital of $5 billion this year. Continue reading “Vietnam seeks higher-quality FDI: experts”

Huge foreign-invested real estate projects remain on paper

Last update 12:00 | 29/10/2017
VietNamNet Bridge – The ‘super projects’ registered by foreign investors with huge investment capital of billions of dollars are still on paper. vietnam economy, business news, vn news, vietnamnet bridge, english news, Vietnam news, news Vietnam, vietnamnet news, vn news, Vietnam net news, Vietnam latest news, Vietnam breaking news, Ha Long, FDI, Nguyen huu Thang

In 2008, when reporting about the Vietnam Financial Center (VFC) project licensed by HCMC authorities, local newspapers called it a ‘super project’. It was expected to include three high-rise 48-storey buildings for offices, shopping malls and 5-star international hotels.

However, the project remains on paper. In 2014, Berjaya, the investor, asked for the municipal authorities’ permission to scale down the project by half. Continue reading “Huge foreign-invested real estate projects remain on paper”

Dự trữ ngoại hối tăng “sốc”: nên mừng hay lo?

Hà Đông Thứ Sáu,  20/10/2017, 08:36 (GMT+7)


Sự tăng giảm thất thường của dự trữ ngoại hối cho thấy môi trường kinh tế vĩ mô thiếu sự ổn định. Ảnh: Thành Hoa

(TBKTSG) – Số liệu chính thức cho thấy dự trữ ngoại hối của Việt Nam tính đến hết quí 3-2017 đạt 45 tỉ đô la Mỹ, tăng thêm 6 tỉ đô la Mỹ so với cuối năm 2016. Như vậy, dự trữ ngoại hối của Việt Nam đã có sự tăng trưởng “thần kỳ” trong năm 2016 và 2017.

Cần một sự tăng trưởng bền vững hơn

Theo đó, Ngân hàng Nhà nước (NHNN) đã mua được khoảng 11 tỉ đô la Mỹ trong năm 2016 và khoảng 6 tỉ đô la Mỹ trong chín tháng đầu năm 2017. Tuy nhiên, nếu nhìn lại dữ liệu lịch sử thì có lẽ chúng ta cần một sự tăng trưởng bền vững hơn của dự trữ ngoại hối thay vì tăng sốc như hai năm gần đây. Continue reading “Dự trữ ngoại hối tăng “sốc”: nên mừng hay lo?”

Vietnam attracts foreign investment, but technology transfer remains low

Foreign capital flows to Vietnam’s pharmacy sector

Last update 08:00 | 23/09/2017
VietNamNet Bridge – Attracting foreign capital will allow Vietnamese pharmacy firms improve their competitiveness and develop the national pharmacy industry. However, analysts warn that the market may fall into foreign hands.


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A survey conducted by Grant Thornton earlier this year found that the healthcare & pharmacy market is among the three business fields most attractive to foreign investors. The other two are food & beverages and retail.

Foreign investors have been increasing their presence in Vietnam by buying stake in Vietnamese pharmacy firms. Continue reading “Foreign capital flows to Vietnam’s pharmacy sector”

Logistics: Out to the world

Last update 15:07 | 10/09/2017

Despite being in its early stages of development, Vietnam’s logistics sector remains on the radar of foreign investors thanks to the country’s skilled workforce, relatively low costs, and rapid e-commerce development. 

Samsung signed an agreement to cooperate with the Minh Phuong Logistics Corporation, one of Vietnam’s leading logistics companies, in July, according to South Korean media, and this was not the first time it has announced an investment in Vietnam’s logistic market.

Broad appeal

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Samsung said in a statement that it had closed a deal with Minh Phuong to establish a joint enterprise. This is the fourth time Samsung SDS has launched a joint enterprise in order to establish itself in an overseas market, and is the second time in Vietnam. Continue reading “Logistics: Out to the world”

Quảng Ninh to get new port, industrial complex

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Update: September, 08/2017 – 14:00

An overview map of Deep C Industrial Zone. — VNS Photo

HCM CITY – Tiền Phong Industrial Zone JSC and Russia’s Seaport of Azov on Friday agreed to transform 100 hectares in Quảng Ninh Province into a hub for industrial manufacturing and port operations.

The memorandum of understanding (MoU), signed by Tiền Phong Industrial Zone JSC, in which Deep C consortium (Rent A Port) is a majority shareholder, and the Russian giant in port development and operations, agrees to start work on the Việt Nam-Russia Industrial Complex soon, provided the Vietnamese Government offers its support in speeding up the process. Continue reading “Quảng Ninh to get new port, industrial complex”

Real estate remains 2nd largest FDI lurer in VN

Last update 18:29 | 07/09/2017

Despite having fallen to the fourth position in terms of foreign direct investment in the first eight months of 2017, the real estate sector remains the second-biggest recipient of this type of investment to date.

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Though realty is fourth in FDI for eight months, it remains the second-largest earner overall 

According to the Ministry of Planning and Investment’s Foreign Investment Agency, between January and August 20, the real estate sector stood in fourth with regards to foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows – with 46 newly-registered projects and 15 others increasing their capital, totalling more than $1.16 billion.

Real estate FDI is behind the sectors of manufacturing and processing ($11.69 billion), power processing and distribution ($5.36 billion), and mining ($1.28 billion). Continue reading “Real estate remains 2nd largest FDI lurer in VN”

FDI to Vietnam is mostly from Asia, with South Korea ranked first

Last update 16:00 | 06/09/2017

VietNamNet Bridge – The great advantages of Vietnam’s business environment and its membership in FTAs and the AEC have helped to attract many investors from Asia.

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The Ministry of Planning & Investment (MPI) report said that in the first eight months of the year, foreign investors pledged to invest $23.36 billion in Vietnam, an increase of 45 percent compared with the same period last year.

At least 1,624 new projects have been licensed this year with total registered capital of $13.45 billion, up by 37.4 percent over the same period last year. In addition, 773 projects received approval for expansion with additional registered capital of $6.4 billion, up by 40.2 percent. Continue reading “FDI to Vietnam is mostly from Asia, with South Korea ranked first”