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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

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.


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...

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