Hanoi hopes to raise billions by selling stakes in brewers

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The unprecedented divestments in Vietnam's two state crown jewels, the makers of the much-glugged Saigon and Hanoi beers, are expected to net as much as US$2.2 billion.
OCTOBER 24, 2016 - 6:00 AM

[HANOI] SLOSHED back at rowdy open-air bia hoi day and night, beer is Vietnam's tipple of choice and now its cash-strapped government is drawing on the nation's penchant for lager to raise billions of dollars by selling stakes in state-owned brewers.

The unprecedented divestments in two...