This week’s readings / links include a look at the nascent organic cosmetics industry in Mongolia, recent trends in the ride-sharing space in Southeast Asia, a conversation with the team at Verdad Capital, an interview with fund manager Neil Woodford and how a proposed law is stoking the worst fears of India’s bank depositors.
- Mongolian women drive rise in organic cosmetics: Entrepreneurs seek to expand overseas sales of animal-based oils and creams.
- Southeast Asia’s ride-hailing war is being waged on motorbikes: But both Grab and Go-Jek are also making big pushes outside transportation.
- “Olympics of the mind”: Interview with Dan Rasmussen and Nick Schmitz of Verdad Capital.
- Neil Woodford: will investors keep the faith?: Nearly £1bn withdrawn from fund, but manager insists his strategy will bear fruit.
- A proposed law is stoking the worst fears of India’s bank depositors: While a ‘bail-in’ would backfire by creating a political storm, the government must step in to address potential concerns.