Vietnam's BSR refinery delays IPO again, plans to sell more shares: CEO

By Reuters/Mi Nguyen   November 8, 2017 | 09:18 am GMT+7

It will be delayed until January at the latest. 

The initial public offering (IPO) of Vietnam’s Binh Son Refining and Petrochemical (BSR), planned for Tuesday, will be delayed until January at the latest to allow for a larger stake to be sold, its chief executive officer said on Monday.

The state-owned company, which has repeatedly delayed its IPO, plans to sell more than the original goal of 4 percent of shares - which was expected to raise around $80 million, CEO Tran Ngoc Nguyen told Reuters, without giving new targets.

The sale is part of the government’s drive to privatize state-owned enterprises to improve their performances.

The potential increase in the size of the IPO is backed by recent improvements in BSR’s business performances, Nguyen said.

“Our revenues increased thanks to a better market condition and productivity,” he said.

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