Apple's huge earnings were shock to many of us in the West, but when the company's rabid following in Asian countries is taken into account, it's not so surprising.
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Vietnam, once seen as on its way to joining economic tigers Taiwan and South Korea, has seen foreign investment decline sharply amid labor problems, crumbling roads, and the global financial crisis.
Tensions between China and Vietnam have risen in recent weeks, with Vietnam expressing alarm at what it says are increasingly aggressive actions by China in disputed waters.
A young Vietnamese girl tells her dream to a foreign photographer.
As inflation rises and currency weakens, observers will be watching the Communist Party Congress for clearer signs about the government’s determination to stabilize Vietnam's economy.
His training program in Vietnam pulls poor youths off the streets and sends them into good jobs at hotels and restaurants.