VIETNAM’S STAR RISES, AS DOES ONE OF ITS LEADERS
The 25th APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting participants in Danang. Wikimedia Commons
By Kavi Chongkittavorn
Bangkok Post-Oct 16
At the outset, three important characteristics of Vietnam must be recognized. First, despite its economy not yet being considered a market economy, Vietnam has the region’s most extensive network of free trade agreements with foreign countries. Its economic growth continues at an average of 7%. It is the economic powerhouse of ASEAN.
First published in: Bangkok Post