Central Banking

Vietnam probes possible North Korean accounts

State Bank of Vietnam governor, Le Duc Thuy, has revealed that Vietnam is investigating possible illicit North Korean bank accounts held in the country.

The investigation was requested by Stuart Levey, the US under-secretary for terrorism and financial intelligence, who visited Vietnam in July and claimed that North Korea has opened ten accounts in Vietnamese commercial banks.

Thuy says the accounts in Vietnamese banks will be closed if they are found to have been involved in illegal

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