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Vietnam's tycoons explore agribusiness ventures

They are carving out opportunities in the US$37b sector and looking to grow overseas, helped by free trade pacts

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The World Bank says the value of Vietnam's agribusiness is just 1.2 times that of its primary agriculture, compared with 2.7 times in South Korea; and the country still relies on billions of dollars of foodstuff imports.

Hanoi

A STEELMAKER turning to pigs and animal feed, a property developer raising cows, a stockbroker milling rice and a real-estate-to-retail billionaire growing fruit and vegetables.

Three decades after Vietnam started moving away from a socialist-led farm economy towards