Venture capital is undergoing profound global shifts, including a dramatic rise in investments into Asia. With various alternative-investment leadership roles over the past decade, Vistra’s Caroline Baker has been well-positioned to witness these changes. In this interview, she discusses how Chinese investors are influencing the VC landscape, why Southeast Asia is such a popular investment target, and more.
As tensions rise over the U.S.-China trade war, manufacturers have begun shifting their operations from China to Southeast Asia. For most companies, however, the strategy is to diversify rather than pull out of China entirely.
On a recent trip to Vietnam, US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer announced that the US won't change its decision to pull out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Meanwhile, the remaining 11 TPP nations met to discuss the fate of the trade agreement.
This post explores five train rides from different parts of the world, ranging from a bare-bones trip in Vietnam to a luxury land cruise in India featuring a presidential suite with marble floors and two showers.
After years of negotiation, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a massive new trade agreement, was signed in February this year by 12 nations. If it is ratified — a big “if” — it will bring important economic benefits to member nations, which include the US, Japan, Malaysia, Vietnam, Singapore, Brunei, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Mexico, Chile and Peru — but not China. At first glance, it may seem surprising that the world’s second-largest economy isn’t participating. But if you take a deeper look at the pact and its requirements, the reasons become clear. They also shed light on China’s ambitions and the other initiatives it is pursuing to support them, even as the future of the TPP itself becomes increasingly cloudy.
A new comprehensive trade agreement could bring big economic benefits to member countries and impose uniform rules governing intellectual property, state protectionism, e-commerce and more. Here's what you need to know.
In this week's Global Glance we look at how to make sense of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, Africa’s precarious middle class, and a Texas honky-tonk in Tokyo.
In this week's Global Glance, we look at a caption of the year candidate from a Vietnamese newspaper, Johnny Rockets’ expansion into Southeast Asia, and the best and worst countries for expats.
In this week's Global Glance, we look at the lasting effects of Japan’s 2011 tsunami, Starbucks’ expansion into sub-Saharan Africa, and a great Instagram account from a Turkish photographer.
In this week's Global Glance, we look at an accidental global tech player, returning expats and reverse culture shock, and Chinese authorities seizing meat from the 1970s.