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Optimism over Vietnam property - with caveats

Local banks saddled with bad debts linked to speculative property investments

[HO CHI MINH CITY] Dinh Thien Thien's barbecue business bloomed just as Vietnam's property market wilted. It was not a coincidence.

In 2010, Mr Thien said, he rented an empty lot downtown here, where construction had largely stopped, and installed a grill. He added some homemade wooden...

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