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With or without US-led trade pact, Vietnam forges ahead

A worker at a car factory in Vinh Phuc province, Vietnam. Authorities are going ahead with plans to cut taxes and reduce red tape for businesses to make them more globally competitive.


FOR Vietnam's government, talk of a collapse in a trade pact stretching across the Pacific Ocean from the US to Malaysia is failing to dent confidence.

Whether the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) - a 12-nation preferential trade agreement that covers about 40 per cent of the...

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