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[v.28.09.2017]IMPORTANT NOTICE: This document is intended for ANZ’s institutional, professional or wholesale clients, and not for individuals or retail persons. It should not be forwarded, copied or distributed. The information in this document is general in nature, and does not constitute personal financial product advice or take into account your objectives, financial situation or needs. This document may be restricted by law in certain jurisdictions. Persons who receive this document must inform themselves about and observe all relevant restrictions.


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This document is distributed in Vietnam by ANZ or ANZ Bank (Vietnam) Limited, a subsidiary of ANZ. 14.9.2017.

Publication date – October 2017