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Japan Suspends Development Aid to Vietnam Over Graft Scandal

Japan has temporarily halted its official development assistance (ODA) to Vietnam as Hanoi continues its probe into bribery allegations on a railway project. Tokyo informed Vietnam of its decision in a bilateral meeting that centered on ways to fight corruption in Japanese-funded projects. Economist Le Dang Doanh said the move will have repercussions on Vietnam’s economy. "Japan is Vietnam’s largest ODA provider.  If the assistance is suspended, it would have impacts on...

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