HANOI, Jan 10 (Reuters) - These are some of the leading stories in the official Vietnamese press on Thursday. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.
-- Banks had settled 45 trillion dong ($2.16 billion) of bad debt at the end of November last year and made risk provisions worth 78.6 trillion dong, said central bank Governor Nguyen Van Binh.
-- The State Securities Commission has suggested the finance ministry to allow strategic foreign investors to own more than 49 percent of a listed company in a pilot scheme, a move that will support the stock market, said chairman Vu Bang. The extra shares would be non-voting, he said.
SAIGON GIAI PHONG
-- Commercial banks are to resolve non-performing loans as the state budget will not have funds to deal with the debts, said Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung.
ECONOMIC AND GENERAL NEWS:
-- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who assumed office in December, is scheduled to visit Vietnam next week, Vietnam's foreign ministry said.
-- Three Chinese naval ships have arrived in Ho Chi Minh City for a friendship visit until Jan. 11.
THOI BAO KINH TE VIETNAM
-- Vietnam's 2012 trade with Cambodia rose 18 percent from 2011 to more than $3 billion, the Vietnam Customs said.
(Reporting by Hanoi Newsroom; Editing by Jijo Jacob) Keywords: PRESS DIGEST VIETNAM/
(firstname.lastname@example.org)(+844 3825 9623)
Copyright Thomson Reuters 2013. All rights reserved.
The copying, republication or redistribution of Reuters News Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Thomson Reuters.