Update news equitization


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VNPT to hold 20% of Mobifone’s capital after equitization

 VietNamNet Bridge – The Ministry of Information & Communications is expected to complete the equitization plan for Mobifone – one of the three largest mobile networks in Vietnam – and submit it to the Government in the fourth quarter.

IPO shares of State-owned enterprises unsalable

 VietNamNet Bridge - Over 70 percent of the 355 million shares offered for the first time by state-owned enterprises could not find a buyer in the past three months.


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How much is Vinalines worth?

 VietNamNet Bridge – The investors’ thoughts now concentrate on the IPO of the Vietnam National Shipping Lines (Vinalines) which would go equitized in the first quarter of 2015.

SOEs rush to find strategic shareholders to carry out equitization

 VietNamNet Bridge – State owned enterprises (SOEs) decide that they need to find suitable strategic shareholders before going equitized.

Port and airport management companies to be equitized

To speed up the restructuring of state-owned enterprises (SOEs), the Ministry of Planning and Investment has issued the draft classification criteria to ensure the implementation of the roadmap of divesting State capital from SOEs.

Who dares sell “big SOE guys”?

The equitization of state owned enterprises (SOEs) has got stuck.


 Market rallies as VAMC moves ahead; Yen devaluation troubles exporters; Rice buy mapped out; HCM City plans restructuring; Resource shortages cause public concern; Firms plan to hire more people in the coming year

Only 16 SOEs equitised from 2012 to March 2013

VietNamNet Bridge – It is the most updated information about the equitisation process of state owned enterprises (SOEs) in Vietnam, which was included in a report of the Agency for Enterprise Development

Who will buy Vietnam Airlines’ shares?

Minister of Transport has decided that Vietnam Airlines would have to complete the equitization process within 2013, which means that the investors would have the chance to possess the shares of the national flag air carrier this year.

Higher foreign ownership ratio will help IPO shares to be salable

Analysts have warned about the possible oversupply of shares when a series of equitized enterprises would make IPO.

More good commodities to be marketed as equitization process accelerates

Stock investors expect to see more good commodities to be marketed soon in 2013, when a series of state owned enterprises go equitized in the year after many years of preparation.

Beer market effervescing

Carlsberg, the Danish brewery, shows its determination to buy another 13 percent of stakes of Vietnamese Habeco. Sabeco has been looking for someone to become its strategic shareholder.