HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM - FEBRUARY 23: Vietnamese women cruise down the street on a motorcycle February 23, 2011 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Over the past year many luxury brands have surfaced in... more 
HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM - FEBRUARY 23: Vietnamese women cruise down the street on a motorcycle February 23, 2011 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Over the past year many luxury brands have surfaced in new shopping centers as wealthy Vietnamese spend their money for high priced cars and expensive items. Vietnam has experienced rapid growth since it made a shift to a socialist- oriented market economy, slowly integrating into the world's economy. In 2010 the GDP reached $104.6 billion. According to a forecast by the Pricewaterhouse Coopers in 2008, Vietnam may be the fastest growing of emerging economies by 2025, with a potential growth rate of almost 10% per year. (Photo by Paula Bronstein /Getty Images) less 
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