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Manila snubs Thai deal, buys Viet rice

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MANILA - The Philippines government has approved the purchase of 187,000 tonnes of rice from Vietnam because it underbid Thailand by a huge margin. 

Warehouse worker hoovers up stray rice at a Philippines government storage area. (File photo)

The Philippines news site reported Tuesday that Vietnam's Southern Food company offered a price of $459.75 per tonne to win the bid.

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