This book provides full details of contemporary economic and political developments in Vietnam. It continues the overview of developments up to late 2005 which were covered in the authoras Vietnam: A Guide to Economic and Political Developments (also published by Routledge, 2006). Key topics covered include Vietnam's success, in general, in maintaining high rates of growth in the face of problems such as inflation and the global financial crisis; continuing economic reforms; foreign trade and investment; battles against corruption; population growth; the determination of the Communist Party to maintain its hold on power; and Vietnam's response to public health problems such as AIDS, SARS and bird flu.15) a#39;The HoChi Minhstock exchange for the pasttwo years has been among the fastest growing in Asia. [But] it hasfallen12per cent sofar in 2008 after gaining 23 per cent in 2007a#39; (www.iht.com, 28 January 2008). Vietnam will ease restrictionsanbsp;...
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