Bad week for Vietnam stock investors

The IPO of Vietnam Airlines and Mondolez’s stake in a Kinh Do subsidiary shut out foreign and retail stock investors.

Bad week for Vietnam stock investors
Split personality: cap markets are busy but investors are being shut out

It’s turning out to be a busy week for capital markets in Vietnam but not for investors in Vietnamese stocks.

Vietnam Airlines is scheduled this Friday to complete its long-awaited initial public offering. That's after global snacks producer Mondolez International announced on Tuesday that it would acquire 80% of BKD, a subsidiary of Vietnam’s Kinh Do Corporation, subject to shareholder approval.

However, investors in Vietnamese stocks are excluded from both deals....

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