VIETNAM ECONOMY

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Vietnam Becomes an Asian Tiger

The Vietnamese are a profoundly resilient and fiercely independent people. Scars are fading away and are being replaced by a sense of possibility and optimism. Home to 88 million souls and roughly the total area of the State of New Mexico, Vietnam has become an energetic source of economic and political progress. Change has been quick and spectacular.

Is Canada Scared of the New "Asian Tiger"?

Vietnam has a robust and dynamic merchant class and a thriving emerging middle class. This is a huge untapped market for Canada. The problem is not the Canadian government; it is the natural conservatism and risk-adverse mindset of Canadian business.