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Vietnam records US$96 million trade surplus with MalaysiaVietnam registered a trade surplus of US$96.6 million with Malaysia in the first two months of 2013.

Two-way trade revenues between the Southeast Asian nations reached US$1.466 billion in two months, with Vietnam reaping US$781.7 million from exports while spending US$685.07 million on imports.

Key exports to the Malaysian market included crude oil (US$256.9 million); computers, electronic appliances and components (roughly US$164 million); telephones and rubber products.

Vietnam also imported petrol, chemicals, plastics, animal fat and vegetable oil, from its SE Asian trade partner.

Malaysia is currently eighth largest out of the 101 foreign investors in Vietnam, with 436 valid projects, (as of March 20, 2013), worth nearly US$10.2 billion.

Vietnamese businesses are also implementing nine projects in Malaysia with total registered capital of approximately US$413 million.

(Nhan Dan)

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