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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...

Peter Wall: The Crypto-Mining Gold Rush

This week: Crypto-mining. If you’re looking at that lead sentence and thinking “WHAT?” you’re not alone. As you’re about to find out crypto-mining is the latest techno-fad and what some are calling a breakaway play for financing our digital future. It’s a story that...

Steve Okun: Trump, Tariffs, and Trade in Asia

Here’s something that most everyone who listens to our show knows: China is on the brink of a trade war with the United States. It’s not surprising, but it also doesn’t make a lot of sense. It was enough to drive Trump’s top economic advisor, Gary Cohn, to resign his...

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