Vietnam growth slows down
20 August 2013 Last updated at 13:20 BST
It is the country they used to call 'the Next China'.
With a large population, a strategic location and what appeared to be a seamless transition from communism, Vietnam seemed poised to become the 'next big thing'.
For the past two decades it enjoyed a spectacular economic boom.
But growth is now faltering.
Linda Yueh has visited Vietnam to find out why.