Financial Times, 14 July 2015. Vietnam leads emerging market greenfield FDI performance index, by Glenn Barklie.

An edited extract of the original article appears below.


Southeast Asian nation punching more than 8 times above its weight.

Vietnam has topped a performance index for greenfield foreign direct investment, leading all other emerging markets by a wide margin.

The southeast Asian country ranked number one in a study by fDi Intelligence, an FT data division, which looked at inbound greenfield investment since 2003 relative to the size of each country’s economy. Vietnam scored 8.14 in the index, far ahead of next placed Romania and Hungary, as well as its regional competitors Malaysia and Thailand…




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