Building a VC Market in Vietnam: VC Policy Lessons from Europe and Asia

August 25, 2014 (Vietnamica) — In the 1980s, a belief was promulgated that governments should deploy public policy to create national venture capital (“VC”) markets if they were not naturally occurring. This is due to the VC industry’s role in driving innovation, employment and economic growth by financing and providing operational expertise to start‐ups. The widespread acceptance of this norm, coupled with the spectacular returns produced by American VCs through the 1980s, drove the creation of public VC policies in over twenty countries, particularly those states competing in the global technology market. The resultant public VC policies are a...

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Europe’s Malaise: The New Normal?

August 19, 2014 (Stratfor, repub. by Vietnamica) — Russia and Ukraine continue to confront each other along their border. Iraq has splintered, leading to unabated internal warfare. And the situation in Gaza remains dire. These events should be enough to constitute the sum total of our global crises, but...

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Vietnam: A Portrait of Youth

August 5, 2014 (Vietnamica) — In recent decades, Vietnam’s economy has changed dramatically and rapidly. However, the impact of these changes on Vietnamese youth and their capacity to participate in the country’s labor market has not always been clear. (more…)

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Did U.S. Strike The Wrong Cord Too Much and Too Soon?

July 31, 2014 (Vietnamica) — At the end of 2010, the military regime in Myanmar released Ms. Aung San Suu Kyi who had been held under house arrest for...

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Can Putin Survive?

July 22, 2014 (Stratfor, repub. by Vietnamica) — There is a general view that Vladimir Putin governs the Russian Federation as a dictator, that he has defeated and intimidated...

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US Should Help Vietnam Counter China’s Coercion

July 8, 2014 (APB, repub. by Vietnamica) — Last October, during a visit by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, Vietnam Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung promised to buttress “political trust”...

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Enhancing Access to Finance for Technology Entrepreneurs: Analysis of Highly Innovative, High Growth Start-ups in Vietnam, Cambodia and Nepal

June 23, 2014 (Vietnamica) — Limited access to finance is a major impediment small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in developing countries face when building and growing a sustainable venture....

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Forming Your Pack

Name understands elephants ... and clients.

June 22, 2014 (Vietnamica) — When your life may depend upon it, how do you create a team–fast? (more…)

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Blue Dragon’s Chief Lawyer Awarded Prestigious Trafficking in Persons Award

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June 21, 2014 (Vietnamica) — On June 20, the US Secretary of State, Secretary John Kerry has honored Blue Dragon’s own Chief Lawyer, Mr Van Ta, as a 2014...

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Capital Constraints and the Performance of Entrepreneurial Firms in Vietnam

June 9, 2014 (Vietnamica) – Tran & Santarelli (2013) address the questions “how capital constrains affect the performance of family firms” and “how entrepreneurs’ human and social capital interact...

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Vietnam Economic Highlights: 2 June 2014

June 2, 2014 (Vietnamica) — Daily economic highlights by DHVP Research are as follows. (more…)

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The Feasibility Analysis and Path Selection of China-ASEAN Regional Monetary Cooperation

June 8, 2014 (Vietnamica) – Wenli, Shuai, and Donghui (2014) argue that significant effect caused by the 1997 Southeast Asia and 2008 global financial crises make China and ASEAN...

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