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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.