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  • October 30th, 1pm EST: South Africa

  • December 12th, 3pm EST: Brazil

  • January 16th, 11am EST: Vietnam & Cambodia

  • February 5th, 11am EST: India

  • March 30th, 10am EST: Thailand

WHY 

South Africa?

 Since independence in 1994 South Africa has had its ups and downs in terms of economic growth. 

  • Going forward, South Africa is looking to privatize or partially privatize many of the large inefficient state owned enterprises such as the electricity company (Eskom), the armaments company (Denel) and South African Airways. 

  • The recently released “Economic transformation, Inclusive Growth and Competitiveness: Towards an Economic Strategy for South Africa” plans to raise economic growth from a stuttering 1% to a more positive 4% growth and to curb the sharply increasing unemployment rate. 

  • While the end of apartheid allowed equal rights for all South Africans regardless of race, modern-day South Africa struggles to correct the social inequalities created by decades of apartheid. Despite a rising GDP, indices for poverty, unemployment, income inequality, life expectancy and land ownership have declined due to the increase in population and poor governance. 

WHY 

SoutHEAST Asia?

Southeast Asia is comprised of dynamic economies at different stages of development. 

  • Southeast Asian countries are attractive to foreign companies. Installation costs are low, local workforce is qualified and low cost, lifestyle for expatriates is comfortable, and their economic hubs are easily accessible by sea.    

  • The general economic growth, among the fastest in the world, combined with the rapid social changes and the digital revolution is also a favorable ground for dynamic and creative youth entrepreneurship. 

  • Southeast Asia is well positioned to benefit from free trade agreements coming into force including the ASEAN trade agreement, Vietnam-EU agreement, the Transpacific agreement, and the US-Vietnam agreement.

  • Rapid demographic and social change of a young population with access to a better education and improved household infrastructure brings the emergence of a rapidly growing middle-class. The local demand for goods is evolving towards better quality and luxury products, which foster imports, establishment of western brands and a switch in local manufacturing. 

WHY BRAZIL?

Brazil is an exciting emerging economy and a Latin American powerhouse.

  • Brazil's Congress is tackling several fronts to facilitate business from work reform to pension reform to tax reform.

  • In the coming years, Brazil will privatize dozens of state companies including banks, the phone company, electricity, and even the postal service.

  • A large scale public-private partnership will take place to upgrade the country's infrastructure in ports, railroads, airports, roads, sanitation. 

  • States that have historically been the most plagued by inequality have shown the greatest growth within the Brazilian economy, such as the state of Ceará, with a reduction of over 50% in crime rate and students from public schools ranking among the highest in national exams. 

WHY INDIA?

India is one of the world’s fastest growing economies and a significant force in world trade.

  • In terms of the total start-up valuation in India, Delhi NCR (National Capital Region) contributes almost 50% as per report launched by Niti Aayog (The Planning Commission of India). 

  • According to US-India Strategic and Partnership Forum, India's high-tech sectors have the potential to attract USD 21 billion in investment and create millions of jobs over the next five years. 

  • Indian Government policies have made significant strides towards the development of the engineering sector resulting in growth over the last few years driven by increased investments in infrastructure and industrial production. 

  • In last few years, Indian middle class families have seen a rise in household income. Due to this, global companies view India as one of the key markets from where future growth is likely to emerge. 

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