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Vietnam Airlines IPO Date Set

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HANOI – According to the Vietnamese government, and in line with its state-owned enterprise (SOE) restructuring plans, national carrier Vietnam Airlines is set to list its shares in its first initial public offering (IPO) towards the end of 2013. The move will see the government’s stake in the airline drop to 70 percent, and is […]

PetroVietnam Sign MoU With Italian Energy Company

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Jan. 23 – In a clear sign of expanding Vietnam-Italy ties, Italian energy company Eni has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Vietnam’s state petroleum agency PetroVietnam in a bid to further develop business ties in Vietnam. The MoU was signed between Eni’s Chief Executive Paolo Scaroni and PetroVietnam’s President and Chief Executive Do […]

Viet–U.S. Pacific Free Trade Talks could Impact on China SOEs

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Oct. 31 – The United States, currently locked in discussions with Vietnam over the nine country Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), has had proposals to include new rules concerning state-owned enterprises rebuffed by Hanoi. The United States believes that SOEs often reap additional benefits directly from the State which amount to unfair subsidies and protectionism. Washington wants […]

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