<b>Fertilizer export fell both in volume and in value</b> <br /><i>In the first two months of this year, Vietnam’s export of fertilizer totaled 154,600 tons worth of US$ 53.7 million, fell by 26.5 per cent in volume and 40 per cent in value over the same period last year, showed the preliminary statistics figures of the General Department of Customs.</i><b>Vinalines officially launches restructuring</b> <br /><i>The Ministry of Transport reportedly just set progress targets for the restructuring of Vinalines, a leading domestic shipbuilder.</i><b>Dong Phu Rubber JSC earns 27.2b dong profit in March</b> <br /><i>In March 2014, Dong Phu Rubber JSC (DPR) consumed 1,512 tonnes of rubber latex with an average price of 45.3 million dong each from 48.7 million dong each in February.

</i><b>SOEs stakes may be sold at discount rates</b> <br /><i>A draft regulation about allowing State-owned enterprises (SOEs) to sell stakes in non-core businesses at below the face value would be presented to the prime minister for approval.</i><b>VietinBank to take over PG Bank</b> <br /><i>Petrolimex Group Commercial Joint Stock Bank (PG Bank), owned by Vietnam's giant oil distributor, Petrolimex, has announced its restructuring plan for 2014 in which the Vietnam Bank for Industry and Trade (VietinBank) may take over it.</i>
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  • Fertilizer export fell both in volume and in value
    (4/18/2014)
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