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Vietnam kicks up privatization, again, as growth slows

The sale of shares in Vietnam Airlines will provide a glimpse into the state of investor confidence.

HANOI -- The Vietnamese government plans to sell off shares in more than 300 state-owned enterprises by the end of 2015 in a new round of partial privatizations meant to rouse a sleepy economy.

     But investors are skeptical about the prospect of better governance at SOEs, which provide about 40% of the country's economic output and roughly 20% of its jobs.

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