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By David Gillie
NEW YORK (ETF Digest) -- For those of you in my generation, the thought of Vietnam brings up visuals of military carnage as seen on the nightly news of the 1960's. But that's history. The Vietnam of today is a tourist destination.
Yet, this small Southeast Asian country is still at war -- with inflation. Nearing 20%, inflation crushed the Vietnamese economy in 2011. The Vietnamese government has recently taken strong and decisive action to curb inflation and return Vietnam to its previous prosperity.
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