With the May figure, the number of new firms set up in the first five months of the year reached 48,300 with total capital of 557 trillion VND, down 10.5 percent in number and 16.7 percent in capital year-on-year.  

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Taking into account the 817.4 trillion VND added to existing firms, the capital flow into the economy in the period came to 1,375 trillion VND, a decrease of 17 percent compared to the same period last year.

Besides, 21,700 firms resumed operation, up 10.5 percent year on year.

Meanwhile, 26,000 firms suspended operation for a certain period, up 36.4 percent year on year, and 16,500 suspended pending dissolution procedures, down 14.5 percent. Nearly 6,100 firms dissolved in the five months, down 4.8 percent, with 2,200 of them in whole and retail, automobile and motorbike repair.

Source: VNA