A Fork In The Road

An inside look at the ingredients to success As a restaurateur, Tony Fox has worked his way from the bottom to the top of the food chain. His humble beginnings in the business, he recalls, were in the kitchen peeling carrots. From there he graduated to bigger and better things: potatoes, and he didn’t stop

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Saving Private Capital

Is private equity right for me? I am a UK citizen who has been living in Saigon for about 10 years. I have substantial savings generated from working as a c-suite executive for many years. My wealth manager often recommends that we invest our savings in publicly traded equities and related assets. I have been

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Same Same But Different

The difficult road to parenthood for same-sex couples My partner and I are gay and we would like to be parents. My partner is Belgian and I am Malaysian. We believe Vietnam is our best option to look for a surrogacy mother. We have already found an egg donor here but we are looking for

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(Un)Conscious Un-Coupling

Honey, we need to talk… Dear Antoine, A Vietnamese friend married an Australian in 2014 and the former is now filing for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences. He now resides in Australia while she is in her native Vietnam. She already has a divorce application, her ID and family book—there are no divisions of assets or

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The REIT Thing

Play the real estate market with little capital Dear Sven, I’m interested in investing in property, however, I do not have a large amount of cash on hand and do not want to take out a mortgage loan. Since buying property can be quite expensive, is there any way I can access the property market

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Bar None

At one time or another, most of us have toyed with the idea of owning our own bar in Vietnam, here’s how Dear Antoine, I’m a US citizen in the process of teaming up with a Korean corporation to open a bar/club concept. Can you give me an idea of the requirements involved? Another alternative

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I Now Pronounce You

Marriage, gender recognition and the transgender spouse Dear Caroline and Antoine, I am both French and Vietnamese. I was born a boy but as I always considered myself a girl, I had several sex reassignment surgeries to make my physical appearance and sexual characteristics match my identified gender. In France I managed to legally change

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All or Nothing

Before investing in binary options, read this Dear Sven, I’ve been reading about a few investment platforms where I can register for online that allow me to manage my investments with relative ease. Some of the platforms advertised seem to offer products producing very high annual returns, some of which I am not familiar with,

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Gearing Up For 2017

Make driving legally in Vietnam your New Year’s resolution Many of our friends and acquaintances have shared their worries about driving a motorbike in Vietnam without a proper license. So, we thought it would be a good idea to remind all foreigners about the basic legal requirements in Vietnam in this field. Most foreigners wonder

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Shutta: The Wheel of Time

Shutta’s photo-from-video app brings you a clean, easy-to-use new design. With a 2-speed operational wheel, users can comfortably scroll through their video to find that one iconic frame and make a high-resolution photo, capturing it forever. Shutta’s 1 million users can now fast forward and rewind, but also skip through frame by frame searching for

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