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Vietnam newspapers - Oct 16 | Industries | Technology, Media & Telecommunications

HANOI, Oct 16 (Reuters) - These are some of the leading stories in the official Vietnamese press on Friday. Reuters has not verified these stories.

FINANCIAL NEWS:

THOI BAO KINH TE VIET NAM

-- The business confidence index conducted by World Vest Base Financial Information Service Co and PetroVietnam Finance PVF.HM Invest Co in the third quarter of 2009 was 136 points, up six points from Aug and 36 points from the same period last year.

-- Hanoi's exports in 2009 will be $6.5-6.58 billion, declining 6.5 percent from last year, said a Hanoi Industry and Trade Department official.

-- FPT Corp. FPT.HM has raised 1.8 trillion dong ($100.9 million) via three-year bonds at an annual coupon of 7 percent.

-- Kinh Bac City Development Co KBC.HN applied to transfer the listing of 199 million shares to the Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange on Wednesday.

-- PetroVietnam Finance Co PVF.HM said its gross profit in the first nine months of 2009 reached 762 billion dong ($42.7 million), or 191 percent of the annual target.

THANH NIEN

-- Stock trading value on the two stock markets set a new record of 8.3 trillion dong ($465.2 million) on Thursday.

ECONOMIC AND GENERAL NEWS:

VIETNAM NEWS

-- The agriculture ministry has granted import quotas for 10,000 tonnes of sugar for deliveries between now and November 15 to help companies bridge a current shortfall.

NHAN DAN

-- The Ministry of Health has granted permission to three companies to produce Tamiflu locally to solve a shortage of the medicines in the face of fast-spreading H1N1 flu outbreak.

TUOI TRE Continued...
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