"“We have lent a huge amount of money to the U.S. Of course we are concerned about the safety of our assets. To be honest, I am definitely a little worried.” "

Chinese premier Wen Jiabao 12th March 2009

""We have a financial system that is run by private shareholders, managed by private institutions, and we'd like to do our best to preserve that system."

Timothy Geithner US Secretary of the Treasury, previously President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.1/3/2009

Saturday, February 09, 2008

Vietnam 40 years on from the Tet offensive - not something the US celebrates

The Socialist Republic of Vietnam has a population of over 85 million, a Communist Government and GDP growth was estimated to hit a ten-year high record at 8.44% in 2007.

Although still a poor country, it is the third-largest oil producer in Southeast Asia with output of 400,000 barrels per day. Vietnam is one of Asia's most open economies: two-way trade is around 160% of GDP, more than twice the ratio for China and over four times India's

Vietnam was accepted into the WTO on November 7, 2006.

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