Extract from “TPP heralds US investors’ renewed interest in Vietnam: report”

This is not the first time a free trade agreement is described as a harbinger of increased US investment in Vietnam.

When the countries signed a bilateral trade agreement in 2000, the US was often described as “a strategic investor” who would become “the top investor” in Vietnam.

However, with total investment of $11.2 billion so far, the US is only the seventh largest foreign investor in Vietnam, according to official figures.

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