Việt Nam has become an ideal eco-system for both domestic and foreign start-ups, and the effects are showing, with start-ups mushrooming all over the place. Việt Nam News’s Thu Ngân spoke to fund managers and executives at successful start-ups and asked them about the phenomenon. Peter Ryder, CEO of Indochina Capital Việt Nam’s biggest advantage is its people. The Vietnamese are among the most entrepreneurial and ambitious people I have met, which paired with Việt Nam’s exceedingly young population creates the perfect storm for start-ups to thrive. With that said, Việt Nam’s start-ups suffer from the country’s bureaucratic issues, namely the lack of laws that govern newer forms of business. While not applicable to all start-ups, many struggle to take off because of these issues and it makes seeking investment extremely difficult for these start-ups. It seems that many are quickly sold to big corporations, most … [Read more...] about Việt Nam fosters a start-up ecosystem in the region: executives
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In the past calendar year, six tourists from the United States have died under similar circumstances in the Dominican Republic. The island’s reputation took another hit recently when former Major League Baseball All Star David Ortiz was shot at a nightclub in his hometown of Santo Domingo. Should this be a cause for concern? Here’s what we know so far. What Incidents Have Occurred—and When? Last year, according to The New York Times, two tourists died (in June and July): Yvette Monique Sport, 51, and David Harrison, 45, both of whom died of a heart attack. The former was staying at a Bahia Principe in Punta Cana; the latter was staying at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana. This year, in April, Robert Wallace, 67, became sick at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana and died. Miranda Schaup-Werner, 41, died at the Luxury Bahia Príncipe Bouganville, in May, … [Read more...] about Tourist Deaths in the Dominican Republic: A Cause for Concern?
For years now, the Vietnamese government has recognised the massive contributions that females provide in businesses of all sizes Vietnam has been described as a land of extraordinary economic opportunity for women, while at the same time tempered by social constraints. In so many ways, the country has succeeded in its quest to overcome a recent history of colonialism, war, and poverty. Opening its doors to market forces and outside investment in the 1980s, the country has since taken on the huge challenges of reworking its legal system, divesting the public sector of its vast control over commerce, training its workforce in previously unfamiliar areas, building new industries, engaging with trading partners, and generally transitioning from a poor, agriculture-based society to one that is a vibrant, diverse, and contributing member of the global economy. The cream of the crop Renowned names in Vietnamese business such as BRG chairwoman Nguyen Thi Nga, Vietjet CEO Nguyen Thi Phuong … [Read more...] about The iron women of the private sector
Indian election officials check polling material and Electronic Voting Machines at a distribution centre in Hyderabad on April 10, 2019.—AFP Photo Narendra Modi The Indian Prime Minister is up for re-election and as of now the frontrunner to retain power. But he is also arguably the most polarising – and powerful -- political leader in India since the Late Indira Gandhi. Having led the BJP to a massive 283 seats on its own (well over 300 with allies) in the 2014 elections – the first time a single party won a majority on its own in 30 years -- Modi, 68, has spent the past five years leaving his imprimatur on the Indian body politic. For his admirers and supporters, or bhakts (devotees) as they are known, he has been just what the doctor ordered. A muscular approach towards dealing with Islamist terror emanating from Pakistan, an integrationist approach towards the conflict-hit state of Jammu & Kashmir and providing a corruption-free administration … [Read more...] about India election: Major political personalities in the fray
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Travel Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Travel | Adventures in ‘the Most Organized City’ in India Supported by THE 52 PLACES TRAVELER With only three more stops to go, our columnist takes in Chandigarh, Le Corbusier’s rigorously planned city, and, on the flip side, a fantastical rock garden, with a mirrored fun-house and waterfall. ByJada Yuan Dec. 11, 2018 Our columnist, Jada Yuan, is visiting each destination on our 52 Places to Go in 2018 list . This dispatch brings her to the Chandigarh, India (no. 43 on the list); it is the 49th stop on Jada’s itinerary. A tiny figure in flowing blue fabric ran in front of me, giggling, then another, then another, then perhaps a hundred more. They filed through what looked like a handcrafted version of a canyon from the moon: a narrow passageway of pockmarked concrete embedded with … [Read more...] about Adventures in ‘the Most Organized City’ in India