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.

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First published in: Bangkok Post