Category: Geopolitics

Vietnam economy in 2020: 11 key facts and trends

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Vietnam has done an excellent job thus far when it comes to the Covid-19 pandemic. A country of more than 97 million people, a direct land border with China, Vietnam implemented quick, decisive border closure, testing, contact tracing, isolation, and quarantining. The social unity, comprehensive public awareness campaign, and government transparency in dealing with the crisis are critical ingredients for success too.

But it is far from over.

Like the global economy, Vietnam is now struggling to contain the economic fallout from the pandemic. Given the recent global interest in the Vietnam economy, especially regarding its potential as a factory relocation from China, I write this post to include some key figures, facts. I try to use third party, English sources so that you can verify the numbers.

My thoughts on “The Big Cycle of the United States and the Dollar, Part 1” by Ray Dalio

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Yesterday, Ray Dalio published the latest chapter titled “Chapter 4: The Big Cycle of the United States and the Dollar, Part 1”. Overall, it is a good read, even though it doesn’t include as many new ideas or insights as I hope it should. This is partly because I have been following Ray’s public sharing for a while, including many of his recent interview with Bloomberg, TED, Goldman Sachs, etc. If you haven’t been reading or watching Ray’s writing/talks, then there is plenty of new information, insights in this article (or the whole series) for you.

The Joe Rogan Experience – my most favorite Youtube Channel

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I accidentally came across Joe Rogan Experience YouTube channel only in 2020 (I understand that he is a super popular podcaster too). I didn’t know who Joe was before that and that was a pity. After a few videos, his channel quickly became my most favorite Youtube channel. Here are why: Long-form content (between 2-3…