Russia, United Kingdom, Vietnam
Russian-Vietnamese firm Sovico at centre of PCV anti-corruption storm

Businesswoman Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao, Sovico's CEO.
Businesswoman Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao, Sovico's CEO. © Luong Thai Linh/EPA/Newscom/MaxPPP
Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao's much-awaited £155m gift to Oxford University is slow in coming due to the businesswoman's entanglement in the Vietnamese Communist Party's anti-corruption campaign and her company Sovico's supposed involvement in energy and weapons contracts with Russia. [...]
Published on 03.11.2022 at 06:00 GMT Reading time 2 minutes

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