Source: Agribank

By Jake Maxwell Watts and Nguyen Phuong Linh

Just when Vietnam’s weary investors were breathing a little easier amid improved economic data and an unexpected upturn in its stock markets, a long-simmering bank scandal burst back into the open with the arrest of another high-profile banker. Vietnam’s minister of public security announced on Wednesday that Pham Thanh Tan (pictured left), ex-chief of the state-owned Agribank, had been arrested for “irresponsibly causing serious consequences.” Read more