By Patrick Burke CEO, HSBC US ,By Pham Hong Hai CEO, HSBC Vietnam A memorandum of understanding between Singapore and the United States, signed in early April, will see the two countries’ infrastructure agencies work together to facilitate private sector deals across the region in areas such as energy, water, transportation, and urban development. It follows other US announcements of infrastructure financing for the Indo-Pacific region, including its July 2018 trilateral agreement with Australia and Japan. The commercial opportunities for the region and Vietnam, in particular, will be significant and wide-ranging. The ASEAN is the fourth-largest export market of the US. Trade with the ASEAN supports more than half a million American jobs, and nearly 4,700 American companies in the region. Southeast Asia is the top destination for US foreign direct investment in Asia. Moving forward, the ASEAN presents the US with a low-cost production option, a growing consumer base, and … [Read more...] about Is Vietnam ready for American infrastructure foray?