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Overview of Private Investment Trends in Asia-Pacific

November 8, 2014

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Overview of Private Investment Trends in Asia-Pacific Recently, we explored the private equity investment climate in Southeast Asia in Next Stop, Southeast Asia and took a look at the potential implications of the Shanghai Free Trade Zone in Shanghai Free Trade Zone – A New China Paradigm for Western Investors? This time around we are […]

Making the Most of the Mekong (Bangkok Post)

July 16, 2014

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In thinking about Frontier markets recently, I came across this interesting article relative to the countries that share the Mekong from the Bangkok Post this morning. I’m posting below as I think it would be of some interest to investors.   Bangkok Post article by Tanyatorn Tongwaranan, 16 July 2014, unabridged. Making the most of the Mekong Emerging markets that share the […]

Jon Huntsman, former U.S. Ambassador to China, Speaks at University of Minnesota

May 11, 2014

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The University of Minnesota’s commitment to China is remarkable. Even more remarkable is the University’s sustained commitment over a century as this year marks the 100th year since the University admitted its first Chinese student. It is against this backdrop that the University of Minnesota recently held its 13th annual Bob and Kim Griffin “Building U.S-China Bridges Lecture” with […]

China’s New Philanthropy on the Global Stage

May 8, 2014

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Last September in a speech at a Gala to celebrate “China on the Global Stage,” I spoke about what it means for Chinese corporates to do business on the Global Stage from an entrepreneur’s perspective. Recently two men ushered in a new era for China on the Global Stage. On April 24, 2014, Jack Ma and Joseph […]

The Shanghai Free Trade Zone – A New China Paradigm for Western Investors?

December 31, 2013

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When it comes to foreign companies, funds and investors doing business in China and positioning themselves to do business in China, the question on the minds of everyone is the significance of the Shanghai Free Trade Zone.  What does it mean for China, and to investment in China?  Answers to these questions are contained in a […]

Next Stop, Southeast Asia

October 14, 2013

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After writing recently that “Private Equity Investment in Vietnam sets a Record[1],” the question about how the rest of Southeast Asia is doing is a natural follow-on.  With the able assistance of Liming Xu, we took a look at the region as a whole to see if the trend evidenced in Vietnam is part of a […]

Perspective: First Half 2013 Private Equity Investment in Vietnam Sets a Record

July 13, 2013

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What we have been seeing in terms of activity in the private equity sector in Vietnam seems to be confirmed in the just released report by Private Equity international (July 12, 2013). PEI reports that “Private equity investment in Vietnam hit $535 million in the first half of 2013, a record first half amount that already exceeds the […]