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VIETNAM: ASIA'S RISING STAR

Vietnam's economy is revving up thanks largely to foreign investors who favor its young workforce and relatively low labor costs. It has also managed to avoid the worst effects of the US-China trade war that is slowing economies worldwide. At the same time, there's innovation driven by IT start-ups and the first Vietnamese car brand. Yuko Fukushima from our business desk investigates what's behind this robust growth and the challenges that lie ahead.