Vietnam Outperforms Most Peers Despite Crippling Drought: Chart

Vietnam’s farming output took a knock in the second quarter because of the worst drought in three decades, data showed on Tuesday, but the economy remains among the top performers in Southeast Asia. The government has a 6.7 percent growth target for the year and the economy has benefited from a surge in manufacturing exports after companies such as Samsung Electronics Co. set up plants there to assemble smartphones.

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