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JLL Market Watch Week June 12, 2017



1. Vietnam M&A market hits USD 1.8 billion in Jan-May​
Capital contributions and share purchases by foreign investors via M&A deals amounted to around USD 1.8 billion in the first five months of 2017, up a whopping 116.2% compared to the same period last year. Foreign investors engaged in 2,061 M&A transactions in the period. According to JLL Vietnam, M&A deals in the real estate market could hit a record high this year as many investors are sounding out opportunities to pour billions of dollars in budget and mid-end apartments, offices, hotels and industrial parks.

2. Real estate stable at 4th in FDI appeal
Vietnam’s real estate remains on the radar of foreign investors who have a range of projects in the wind though it was not one of the country’s top three sectors attracting foreign direct investment in the first five months of 2017. Of the sectors receiving FDI, real estate stood in the fourth position with 27 newly registered projects and 10 expanded projects with a total investment capital sum of USD 560 million.

3. Government extends visa-exemption policy for five European countries
The Government has agreed to extend visa exemption policy for citizens from the five European countries, including UK, France, Germany, Spain and Italy to visit Viet Nam without having to apply for visa with the time limit of stay in Viet Nam not exceeding 15 days since the day they get entry permit to Viet Nam. The policy will be extended until June 30, 2018.

4. Hau Giang to build VND 1.5 trillion logistics centre
Hau Giang plans to build a logistics centre at a cost of over USD 66.03 million, aiming to reduce logistics cost in the region and improve competitiveness of regional products in both domestic and foreign markets. The centre will cover 80 hectares in Song Hau Industrial Zone in Chau Thanh district. 
5. Da Nang expects to lure at least 10 hi-tech projects by 2020
Da Nang expects to attract at least 10 investment projects into its hi-tech park by 2020, including at least one major project of a multinational hi-tech company. The central city welcomes projects, which save natural resources and fuel, use clean technologies, and create consumer-safe and eco-friendly products. Meanwhile, projects consuming much energy, using outdated technologies and posing high risk of environmental pollution will be rejected. 

6. Investment inflows into Binh Dinh rise in five months
Domestic and foreign investment inflows into Binh Dinh surged in the first five months of this year, according to the provincial Department of Planning and Investment. The province lured 47 domestic projects with a total registered capital of USD 538 million, 12 projects more than those attracted in the same period last year.

7. 7-Eleven to open in HCM City in June, first in Vietnam 
7‑Eleven, Inc, the globe’s largest convenience retailer with some 56,400 stores worldwide, has announced its first store in Vietnam will open this June in HCMC. The entry of 7‑Eleven into the country aims to enhance the convenience-shopping experience for Vietnamese customers and contribute to modernizing small retailers in the globe’s 13th most populous country.