Few people think of Vietnam as a major coffee producer, yet it now exports more coffee than any other country.
The coun try specializes in relatively low-value beans that are roasted elsewhere and then transformed into instant coffee, which is not advertised as such.
Coffee production in Vietnam began to change in 1986 when the government decided to prioritize the crop.
An estimated 2.6 million small-scale Vietnamese farmers cultivate coffee.
A few growers have made fortunes in the hundreds of millions of dollars.
Coffee growing in Vietnam has generated many social and environmental problems.
Over the past 15 years, Vietnam has become one of the world's main coffee producing countries.
There is a coffee farmer harvesting her crop near the town of Buan in Vietnam.
The central highlands of Vietnam are forested.
After 2000, the efforts seemed to pay off.
Economic growth in Laos is more than 6 percent due to its rough terrain and relative isolation.
A lack of infrastructure is one of the reasons why foreign investment is hard to come by in the Both countries.
In 2007, Laos joined the World Trade Organization, which encourages exports and ensures the continuation of employment.
The Laotian government is pinning its hopes on economic development, but Vietnam is building dam and road-building projects.
There is a lot of social tension in Laos.
Many lowland and has many large rivers, and could therefore generate large peasants and upland tribal peoples have been excluded quantities of electricity, something that is in high demand in from the boom and are growing increasingly discontented, neighboring Thailand and Vietnam.
Many small business owners complain about being harassed by the government because of the benefits of being in Laos.
The Laotian government minister claimed that the south of the country would be secure in its economic place.
There are trade disputes between the United States and China.
The Laotian economy has recently been reg products as farm-raised catfish and shrimp on American markets, which have averaged more than 7 percent a year.
Cambodia is a poor country that has Rapid Growth in Impoverished Laos and has experienced a striking economic boom in recent years.
Cambodia has faced some of the most serious eco problems in the region.
Near the bottom of the scale of Southeast Asian economic development is the country of Burma.
For all of its problems, Burma is a land of great potential.
It has abundant resources, including natural gas, oil, minerals, water, and timber, as well as a large expanse of fertile farmland.
Its population density is moderate and its people are educated.
During its first half-century of independence, the country did not experience much social development.
Poipet is a gambling center on the Cambodian border.
Most of the investments have been done.
Economic policy is blamed by most observers.
Organized crime is a major problem in the city.
Its intentions were admirable, but the experiment was not a million visitors annually.
The 2005 oil and natural gas fields were not self- contained because of the problems of black-mar ered in Cambodian territorial waters.
The country's authoritarian rule and human border towns, most notably Poipet, have set themselves rights abuses, leading the United States, the European Union, and other countries to impose economic sanctions.
Despite its rapid development, Cambodia still faces up to 1090 kyat to the dollar in street major economic challenges.
The poor state of the economy could easily undermine its recovery.
The country's recent economic boom has led to an epidemic of "land- to open up to the rest of the world and begin to democ grabbing," in which politically connected elites take over in 2011.
It hoped to attract foreign properties of impoverished peasants in order to develop investments, secure export markets, and end international them.
Many Cambodians fear that their country will impose sanctions.
In 2012 the United States responded to Thailand's economic domination by easing their banking import restrictions.
The economy subsequently began to attract large investments, as a result of the recent slowdown in China's economy, which presents a threat to the from other countries and to grow at a rapid pace, as well as that of tering annual economic gains of over 7 percent from Southeast Asia.
Despite their lack of development, Cambodia and the majority of the Lao people are not as poor as one might think.
Both countries have low population densities.
The economic situation of East Timor per capita GNI figures is somewhat similar to that of Burma.
80 percent of the country's population lives on less economy, and many of them are poor.
Most Laotian highlanders have adequate shelter subsistence farming, even though they make less than $3.10 a day.
The fourth and fifth most trade- dependent world's fastest rates of economic expansion were posted by Diversity Amid Globalization.
Even communist Vietnam has been clouded by the drop in the price of oil.
Globalization and the Southeast Asian Economy are very important to the globalization of Southeast Asia's economy.
Asia has become overly dependent on exports to the United States, but the rise of China has resulted in capitalism, and several neighboring countries are following in a more balanced trading regime.