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NAFTA and Venture Capital

NAFTA and Venture CapitalThe VC market in North America has played a role in Free Trade. In many cases these two not only co-exist, but complement one another. The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has been instrumental in terms of economic growth for North America. Efraim Landa and other venture capitalists need a strong economic platform from which to operate and the NAFTA has been beneficial for helping provide it.

What is NAFTA?

The North American Free Trade Agreement was implemented in January of 1994. It is an agreement between North American countries to eliminate most of the tariffs on trades made between the nations. Following the agreement, the United States, Canada and Mexico began to phase out tariffs. The purpose of the NAFTA was to encourage economic activity between the three North American nations. Read the rest of this entry

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Free Trade and Venture Capital

Free Trade and Venture CapitalFree Trade and VC funding can work together to help a region profit financially. Venture capitalists like Efraim Landa are looking for markets that are expanding and companies that are growing to meet the needs. These are the types of businesses a VC firm wants to invest in. Free Trade can be a compliment or a detriment to a region’s economy. Governments have a large role to play in the world of Free Trade and venture capitalists have to be careful to invest where they know there is going to be a return. Is it possible for Free Trade and VC firms to work together for the betterment of a region economically? Here are some things to think about. Read the rest of this entry

The State of the World Economy

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The global economy is essentially dependent on the growth of the U.S. It is a force in the world economy because for the first time in 10 years, the country. is experiencing a higher level of economic growth. America has basically been struggling since 2005, with high gas prices, high unemployment rates and consumer who were scared to part with their money. What may play out well for the U.S. is the fact that the country relies very little on exports, when compared to other countries. Yet many countries depend on the success of economic growth in the U.S. Read the rest of this entry

Trends in the Global Economy

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It’s hard to keep up with changing trends.  Some facts are familiar to anyone who reads the news. Unemployment is high. Growth is slow. Shale gas is a big deal. But beyond the caps-lock headlines, subtler, but no less significant, shifts are changing the U.S. economy and reshaping the global financial order.  Below is a list of things to consider that have a global impact on our economy Read the rest of this entry

Health of Venture Capital in Asia

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The U.S. venture capital industry is at a crossroads. Market over-saturation has led to inflated valuations and poor investment outcomes. To tackle this problem, venture capitalists, like Efraim Landa, have increasingly searched for VC markets outside of the U.S. In this respect, China and India loom large. In China though, new VC’s are threatened with regulatory laxity, while unreliable infrastructure plagues Indian investments. Many have overlooked the investment ecosystems of Southeast Asia and a resurgent Japan. Read the rest of this entry