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Upcoming show: A focus on Vietnam

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Earlier this year the country celebrated the 30th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War.

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(CNN) -- It has been 30 years since the Vietnam War ended and now this country in Southeast Asia is one of the world's fastest growing economies.

The country is rapidly becoming a magnet for investors and is about to join the World Trade Organisation (WTO).

Business Traveller talks to Vietnam's Prime Minister Phan Van Khai about the country's development and chats with some of the country's key business people to analyze what is drawing investors to Vietnam.

Vietnam overview

We will take a brief look at Vietnam's development in the last few decades, including its history and geopolitical standing.

State of play

Vietnam's economy is racing ahead. It is scheduled to join the WTO in 2006 and Vietnam's biggest trading partner is its former adversary -- the United States.

Vietnam's highly skilled and cheap workforce is now becoming a hub for outsourcing and investment, so much so that even China is finding it a favorable destination to invest in.

Business culture and guide to Vietnam

Business Traveller looks at the practical aspects of doing business in Vietnam, from cultural practices through to legalities for setting up shop, including interviews with Mark Ashwill, author of Vietnam Today and Al De Mattheis a U.S. war veteran and businessman.

Escape

We will take a boat down the Mekong River on a luxury sampan and hunt down the best art and paintings in the capital Hanoi.

Two hours to kill

Business Traveller will get an inside guide to Ho Chi Minh City with UPI photographer Hoang van Cuong.

Show times

Sunday, August 14: 2130 CET / 2330 HKT

Thursday, August 18: 2230 CET / 2230 HKT

Saturday, August 21: 2030 CET / 2030 HKT

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