Standard Chartered PE announces 2nd Vietnam investment in 2 weeks

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Standard Chartered PE announces 2nd Vietnam investment in 2 weeks

The private equity arm of Standard Chartered on Monday unveiled its investment in a leading Vietnamese agribusiness firm, only two weeks after it acquired a multimillion-dollar stake in a major restaurant chain operator in the Southeast Asian country.

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Nearly all Vietnamese study abroad with private funds

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Nearly all Vietnamese study abroad with private funds

Nearly 40 percent of all Vietnamese students who study abroad head to Australia or the United States, according to a recent report from HSBC “The Value of Education: Springboard for Success.”

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VOF sells An Giang Plant Protection stake to Standard Chartered

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VOF sells An Giang Plant Protection stake to Standard Chartered

VinaCapital-managed Vietnam Opportunity Fund (VOF) has reached a deal to sell its stake in An Giang Plant Protection Joint-Stock Co. (AGPP) to Standard Chartered Private Equity.

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Vietnam senior gov’t official rebuked for underselling state land

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Vietnam senior gov’t official rebuked for underselling state land

The administration of the southern Binh Phuoc Province censured a senior official for his involvement in the selling of prime real estate to a private company for much less than its actual value.

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Retired Transport Minister leaves investment board amid public pressure

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Retired Transport Minister leaves investment board amid public pressure

Retired Minister of Transportation Ho Nghia Dung has left the board of a company that invested in a public tunnel project in Central Vietnam after the timing of his shift into the private sector created an appearance of impropriety.

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Standard Charter Private Equity expands its portfolio to Vietnam

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VOV News English 4 day(s) ago

Standard Charter Private Equity expands its portfolio to Vietnam

(VOV) - Standard Chartered Private Equity (SCPE) has acquired a significant minority stake in Golden Gate Trade and Services Joint Stock Company, the leading restaurant chain operator in Vietnam.

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Private high schools short of students, funds

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Private high schools short of students, funds

VietNamNet Bridge – Many private high schools in HCM City are on the verge of bankruptcy because of a lack of students.

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2,300-year-old girls revive Greek cultural hopes

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When Greek archaeologists brushed away sandy soil to reveal two female statues guarding a tomb in Amphipolis this month, they put more than the 2,300-year-old town on the map.

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Quake-resistant building nabs prize

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VietNam News English 7 day(s) ago

Students from Duy Tan Private University won first prize in an earthquake engineering design competition held in Taiwan last week.

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Vietnam lacks teeth for shady shifts from public to private sector

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Vietnam lacks teeth for shady shifts from public to private sector

News that former Transport Minister Ho Nghia Dung jumped into a job with a contractor he once oversaw as a public official sparked debate over retirement policies designed to prevent conflicts of interest.

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China beige book shows economy stuck in low gear

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China beige book shows economy stuck in low gear

China’s economy remained stuck in “low gear” this quarter, with struggling retail and residential real-estate industries countering improvements in manufacturing and transportation, a private survey showed.

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Social News 21/9

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Vocational training highlighted in new rural development

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French firm eyes Vietnam’s sole airport manager

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French firm eyes Vietnam’s sole airport manager

France's major airport management company Aeroport de Paris plans to invest in the Airports Corporation of Vietnam when the latter sells half its shares to private investors next year.

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Vietnam should speed up PPP model: ADB President

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Vietnam should speed up PPP model: ADB President

(VOV) - Asian Development Bank (ADB) President Takehiko Nakao has suggested that Vietnam step up public private partnerships (PPP) by fine-tuning projects, to stimulate cost-effective investments.

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Vietnam’s long-term growth performance: a comparative perspective

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Vietnam’s long-term growth performance: a comparative perspective

Vietnam has achieved remarkably high and inclusive GDP growth since the late 1980s. GDP growth per capita increased three-and-a-half-fold during 1991-2012, a performance surpassed only by China. The distribution of growth has been as remarkable as its pace: the bottom 40 percent of the population’s share in national income has remained virtually unchanged since the early 1990s, ensuring that the rapid income gains got translated into shared prosperity and significant poverty reduction.

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