The UK Trade and Investment minister, Lord Stephen Green
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UK trade minister looks to drum up trade in Asia

11 June 2013 Last updated at 03:31 BST

The United Kingdom's trade and investment minister, Lord Stephen Green, is in Asia on a two week trip drumming up business for his flagging economy at home.

The minister's itinerary includes stopovers in Vietnam, Thailand and Burma.

Sharanjit Leyl met with Lord Green in Singapore and started by asking if some of these regional markets were ever likely to overtake Europe or the UK in terms of economic importance.