In 2017, its trade as a percentage of GDP rose above 200% - the highest level for any country of over 50 million people, according to World Bank data.
Once one of the world's poorest countries, today Viet Nam is a booming economy, with a growing middle class and a rate of growth to rival China. How did it get here?
The World Economic Forum on ASEAN will gather the region’s political, business, academic, civil society leaders, along with a group of 75 handpicked start-ups.
The region's youth are reaching working age faster than their countries can create jobs for them – threatening the strong growth of the recent past.
People in Viet Nam are being encouraged to swap their wood-burning stoves for biogas - made from pig waste.