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Vietnam, the next China

With a market-driven economy, and steadily growing stock and bond markets, Vietnam has much to offer investors.

Vietnam's growth momentum is propelled by its greatest single resource: its workforce. More than 70% of Vietnam's population is under 45 years of age, and it has the second-largest labour force in Asean after Indonesia.

INVESTORS seeking the "next China" need look no further - on every measure, its southerly neighbour, Vietnam, fits the bill. There is the high growth rate in labour productivity, the strong expansion of gross domestic product (GDP), the rising middle class and - remarkable to those who can...

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