Vietnam economy shows signs of improvement
26 September 2013 Last updated at 09:36 BST
Vietnam used to be known as one of South East Asia's 'tiger economies'. But in recent years, the country has been struggling with problems such as a debt-laden banking sector, high inflation and corruption.
But data released this week showed Vietnam's growth rate picked up in the first nine months of the year.
Its economy expanded 5.14% in the January-to-September period, from a year earlier. That is up from 4.73% during the same period last year.
But can the country still meet its annual growth targets?
Daniel Martin, of Capital Economics, outlines the challenges Vietnam faces.