At a Chinese-invested company in Hung Yen province According to the agency’s statistics, US$286 million was pumped into 99 new overseas projects, while the rest was earmarked for 23 existing ones. As per the data, finance-banking attracted the most interest from Vietnamese investors, accounting for 32% of their total, or US$106 million. Agro-forestry-fisheries came next with US$64 million (19.2%), followed by manufacturing and processing with US$46 million (14%) and others. Vietnamese businesses invested in 30 countries and territories in the period with Laos taking the lead with US$95.1 million or 29%. Australia came next with US$46.7 million or 14% and Slovakia was third with US$35.9 million or 11%.