If you are attending any of the following events in New York City,
- Moldovan Chamber of Commerce meeting on February 23rd.
- United Nations University entrepreneurship and development seminar on February 24th.
- Wine Expo on February 25th.
Please contact me.
Here are links to some good blogs related to emerging market economics and business.
- BeyondBrics is Financial Times’ emerging markets blog.
- One of the leading economic soothsayers, Nouriel Roubini, has a blog that should not be missed.
- The International Financial Corporation (IFC), a division of the World Bank Group has an emerging markets blog called Innovations in Emerging Markets.
- One of the Wall Street Journal blogs is ROI where “personal finance meets current affairs.” This blog has both US and internationally oriented posts.
- WSJ also offers New Europe about Central and Eastern European economics.
- Mark Mobius, the major player for Franklin Templeton in emerging markets and a key investor in Romania, has a blog.
The World Economic Forum at Davos has begun. (I guess my invitation was lost in the mail. … Maybe I should check my spam filter.) An interesting article from DealBook discusses how the developed economies especially Europe are saddled with debt and the emerging powers like China and India are not.
To read the article,
If you were at last week’s NY Entrepreneur’s Business Network event and we were not able to meet, please contact me.
East Europe Strategy (our company) just submitted an expression of interest to do some work for IFC related to hydropower privatization in Albania. We are in consortium with two fine partners, Montague Capital and Drakopoulos Law Firm. If you do business in that part of the world and need help in project finance, check out Montague Capital; for legal services,
I worked for 6+ years in the testing and assessment industry for Prometric and we would take all kinds of grief about evils of testing. A new study says testing does help you learn.
Click here for the New York Times article.
17 December 2010
I just completed an assignment as the Team Leader for the evaluation of a USAID project in Moldova to bolster the IT, wine and apparel industries. I spent three weeks in Moldova. Overall, it was a good assignment. The company I worked with, Mendez England, was excellent and my colleagues Colin and Veaceslav were top-notch. We believe the client was pleased with the work.
Plus, I gained considerably more insight into the IT and wine industries — industry trends, good companies, marketing needs, etc. — in Moldova and am ready to take on additional commercial projects there.
The big bonus: When you evaluate the wine industry and you visit wineries, you get … free wine tasting!
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