Outcome From New Zealand’s Election Likely to Have Major International Implications

Outcome From New Zealand’s Election Likely to Have Major International Implications

By: Jeffrey Caviston.

On September 23, New Zealanders went to the polls to vote for their next government. As a result of a shifting political landscape, party leadership changes, and the country’s proportional voting system, voters elected a coalition progressive-populist-nationalist government. In contrast to the country’s pro-globalization, anti-regulation regime of the last 30 years, the new government is expected to pursue more isolationist policies, particularly in the areas of immigration and foreign trade.

 

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New Vietnamese Casino Law May Offer New Opportunities for Local Vietnamese and Foreign Investors, But Will Vietnam Miss Out on the Jackpot?

New Vietnamese Casino Law May Offer New Opportunities for Local Vietnamese and Foreign Investors, But Will Vietnam Miss Out on the Jackpot?

By Jeff Caviston.

Vietnam, a country that has become a welcoming place for foreign investors, recently promulgated new laws that may lead to an influx of investment by casino businesses. However, uncertainty remains because the reforms are tentatively temporary, investors have been let down by the Vietnamese government in the past, and other opportunities to gamble exist nearby.

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