May 2005
Asia Monitor: South East Asia Monitor Volume 1;May2005, Vol. 16 Issue 5, p4
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The article presents information related to political and economic conditions in Vietnam. A U.S. federal court in New York has dismissed a legal action brought by Vietnamese plaintiffs over the use of Agent Orange during the Vietnam war. Vietnam's economy expanded by 7.2% year on year in the first quarter of 2005, according to a report from the General Statistics Office. Removing the cotton quotas will help Vietnam's garment sector (the second biggest export earner after crude oil), the main reason is to appeal to the U.S., which is looking for ways to support its own cotton industry.


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