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Low Costs & Optimism Lure Immigrant Entrepreneurs Back to India, China

As the immigration debate continues without much hope of resolution in the near future, high-skilled immigrant entrepreneurs from India and China are turning away from the US and heading home. Leaving the US by the tens of thousands each year, they are drawn back by better economic and professional opportunities, according to a new Kauffman Foundation study highlighted in a BusinessWeek article by researcher and author Vivek Wadhwa

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Mark Marich
on May 03, 2011
Category:  Growth & Poverty  Global 
China’s Chance

I report in today from Shanghai where preparations are underway for a major global summit on entrepreneurship at the end of March. The recent events in Egypt have put a spotlight on the role of a younger, well-educated generation of entrepreneurs peacefully channeling expressions of economic freedom. China has been miles ahead in reconciling a strong government with messy entrepreneurialism and offers some useful lessons for Arab nations as they grapple with enabling, rather than blocking, their citizens under the age of 25.

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Jonathan Ortmans
on February 14, 2011
Category:  Global  Growth & Poverty 
China Aims to Bolster High-tech Sector with VC funds
In an effort to support the country's growing high-tech sector, China's economic planning agency, the National Development and Reform Commission, announced the launch of venture capital funds totaling 9 billion yuan (equivalent to USD $1.32 billion). The funds are jointly backed by the state (1... [More]
Mark Marich
on November 03, 2009
Category:  General 
VC Investing in China
The flow of venture capital to China is slowing in response to the global downturn. According to a new report from the China Venture Capital Association (CVCA), foreign venture capital (VC) investors are concerned about the short term economic prospects for the Chinese economy. More... [More]
Mark Marich
on May 04, 2009
Category:  Global 
Has Entrepreneurship Become Cool?
Has entrepreneurship become cool?Of course we like to think so, but it's nice to see that The Economist feels the same way. About twice each month, the self proclaimed "authoritative weekly newspaper focusing on international politics and business news and opinion" publishes 'special reports' that... [More]
Mark Marich
on March 23, 2009
Category:  Global 
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