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Vietnam plans to raise US$3b via sovereign bonds over this year and next

Country is seeking to fund rising infrastructure needs and lessen pressure on yawning budget deficit

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The Vietnamese government has been struggling to raise capital to fund infrastructure projects in a rapidly growing economy that has lured record foreign investment.

Hanoi

VIETNAM plans to raise about US$3 billion via sovereign bonds over the remainder of 2015 and next year, its finance minister said on Monday, as the country seeks to fund rising infrastructure needs and lessen pressure on a yawning budget deficit.

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