An assembly line of Japan's Honda Vietnam in the northern province of Vĩnh Phúc. — VNA/VNS Photo
HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam has been tapped by Japanese firms as the most promising place in Asia to invest in 2020, with India and Southeast Asian countries dominating other top spots, Kyodo News cited a survey as showing on Wednesday.
In the survey, conducted online from November to December 2019 by NNA Japan Co., a Kyodo News group company, Việt Nam received 42.1 per cent of the 820 valid responses, based on factors such as its potential as a growing market and large supply of skilled, low-cost labour.
India was second at 12.2 per cent, with expectations for its growing market and its potential as a doorway to the Middle East and Africa among the reasons cited.
Myanmar jumped three spots from the previous year to third place at 11.6 per cent, while Indonesia was fourth at 6.6 per cent.
China, which appears to have lost its appeal somewhat as an investment location due to concerns about its trade war with the United States and rising labour costs, ranked fifth at 5.1 per cent. — VNS