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* Qtrly net finance and other interest income of $1.1 billion, down 8 pct
HANOI Feb 3 Vietnam has received an estimated $850 million in actual inflows of foreign direct investment (FDI) in the first month of 2017, up 6.3 percent from the same period a year earlier.
New FDI pledges and additional funds to finance existing projects this year rose 6.6 percent from a year earlier to a combined $1.4 million as of Jan. 20, the government said in an online report on Thursday.
Singapore's investors pledged the most funds in January with $416.7 million, followed by South Korea and China.
The country's FDI inflows hit a record high of $15.8 billion in 2016. (Reporting by My Pham; Editing by Jacqueline Wong)