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* Indochina Airlines Joint-Stock Co., Vietnam's first private carrier, asked for the revocation of its license to be delayed to the end of this year to allow it to restructure its capital, Tuoi Tre newspaper reported, citing an official of the Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam.

* Lotte Group denied a JoongAng Ilbo newspaper report that it's seeking to acquire Vietnamese retailer Maximark. "There wasn't an offer from the owner, and we're not considering such a plan," Han Youl Hee, a Lotte Group spokeswoman, said on Wednesday.

* Vietnam National Coal-Mineral Industries Group has targeted mining 44 million tons of coal in 2011, Vietnam News reported, without quoting a source. The company, known as Vinacomin, plans to export 16.5 million tons of coal, down from the 19.2 million tons exported in 2010, said company general director Tran Xuan Hoa.

* Tesco is looking to launch in Vietnam in a move that would extend the grocery giant's global empire to 15 countries, UK newspaper The Independent reported Wednesday. Such a rollout would underline the world's third largest retailer's relentless push to grow its international business, it said. Tesco is already the market leader in Thailand and Malaysia.

* State oil and gas group PetroVietnam said it expected to produce between 15 million and 20 million tons (300,000 to 400,000 barrels per day) of crude oil a year and 8.5 billion to 14 billion cubic meters of gas annually over the next five years ending 2015.

* 20 out of 105 licensed securities companies in Vietnam suffered losses last year, compared to 60 firms in the red in 2009, the Vietnam Economic Times reported, citing the State Securities Commission.

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