Vietnam: CJ buys 65% in Minh Dat Food; Success Dragon drops another deal

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In a couple of cross-border deals and investment news, South Korea conglomerate CJ Corp has acquired 65 per cent in Minh Dat Food while Hong Kong-based gaming services provider Success Dragon has dropped its plans to operate in Vietnam. CJ takes majority stake at Minh Dat Foods CJ Corp is acquiring… Read more »

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