Some question whether humans can actually be productive for -- and tolerate -- a true eight hour day
Vietnam is encouraging banks to lend to small businesses, like this furniture store in Ho Chi Minh City
Some in the private sector are lobbying Vietnamese officials with a wish list with visions ranging from more renewable energy to buildings that collect rain water for use.
Instead of changing themselves to fit office culture, women are changing the culture to include them.
Vietnam has 54 ethnic groups that are recognized officially by the government.
Deal is significant not only because it facilitates exports, but also as it lays out commitments on human rights, labor unions, and environmental protection.
Next month, US Ambassador to Vietnam Daniel Kritenbrink and his team will bring a business delegation from the Southeast Asian country to Washington.
Vietnam ranked No. 1 in an analysis of six countries in Asia where manufacturers could move as they leave China, according to a report in December from Natixis, an investment bank.
China is the world’s biggest exporter in the industry, and Vietnam is the second biggest.