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Timothy Reuter: The Drones are Coming

The drones are coming—though they’re not here just yet. But they’re on their way. The recreational photo-junkies who use them to buzz beaches and mountain resorts are the tip of the iceberg. Probably more like the tip of the tip of the iceberg. The high-pitched buzz...

The Trump-Kim Summit

In this episode we’re looking back at the Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump meet-up in Singapore. It now feels like the distant past. And that’s the point. This news cycle is more like a news cyclone. There was much ado about the meeting of the two corpulent men, but now...

Adam Schwarz: Trump, Trade, and Asia

Our guest this episode is Adam Schwarz, founder and CEO of Asia Group Advisors, one of the most astute Asia observers in the business. I wanted to ask him what he’s thinking about Asia trade since the election of Trump and the changing role of the US globally. In most...

Brewer Stone: China Tech

How concerned should Americans be with Chinese investment in US tech companies? Over the past few years China-based firms have invested in more than a hundred US-based tech deals. These deals focus on the cutting edge of tech, investing in artificial intelligence, 3d...

Hans Vriens: ASEAN Political, Economic and Governmental Insights

My guest this episode is none other than Hans Vriens, Managing Partner of Vriens & Partners, the leading firm around Southeast Asia specializing in government affairs, public policy and political risk analysis. Hans has lived and worked in Asia since the ‘90s....

Tim Gocher: Nepal, Impact Investing, Frontier Markets

Investors love stability and predictability, and for that reason Nepal has not appealed to many. With a per capita income of only $970, Nepal ranks among the poorest in Asia. The country is mountainous and largely dependent on agriculture and foreign remittance from...

Julien de Salaberry: HealthTech in Asia

Healthcare is deliciously complex and investors the world over are salivating over ways to both simplify the process of insuring, managing and monitoring patients. At the same time, we’re witnessing the development of almost inconceivably sophisticated new devices and...

Olivier Legrand: The Other Social Network

Here’s the opposite of a newsflash: we’re in the midst of a global reevaluation of social media and its power. Facebook has been having a hard time recently, and before that it was Twitter. Amidst all the backlash, it’s notable that LinkedIn—the de facto social media...

David Hoffman: Xi Jinping, China, Trade War?

Last month many were caught off guard by the decision by President Xi Jinping to abolish term limits and assume permanent leadership status. It’s a move that seems to fly in the face of the preceding two decades largely dedicated to carefully, slowly—sometimes...

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