Nissan Changes Gear to Tackle Low Sales in Asia

Nissan Changes Gear to Tackle Low Sales in Asia

Always one step behind Toyota, Nissan (TYO:7201) also lags behind in sales as it desperately tries to capture the fast growing economies of emerging Asia. Deciding that it was time to shift gears and try non-traditional methods, Carlos Ghosn, CEO of...
Philippines Turns to Myanmar for Rice Imports

Philippines Turns to Myanmar for Rice Imports

It’s been a rough year for rice producing countries, especially in Southeast Asia, due to the severe El Niño which is among the strongest in two decades. Production levels have dropped enough to affect global rice prices. As difficult as it...
Bureaucracy in Myanmar Still Thrives

Bureaucracy in Myanmar Still Thrives

Despite Myanmar just having its landmark elections which resulted in a landslide victory by the National League for Democracy, the country still has a long way to go. Myanmar remains one of Southeast Asia’s most notorious countries in terms corruption...
Uber Becomes Even Bigger, Expands into China

Uber Becomes Even Bigger, Expands into China

There exists a paradox in today’s world of mass consumption. People are more inclined to need products and services, yet however they have less of a desire to actually buy them. This trend can be seen in many corners of the world, but it is most...
This is One of Japan’s Most Innovative Companies

This is One of Japan’s Most Innovative Companies

For every step in the innovation of technology, there have been early adopters who mostly find success, late adopters who find mostly find moderate success, and non-adopters who mostly die out. Introducing one of the leading investors in the future, Japan’s very...
Is the ASEAN Economic Community Doomed to Fail?

Is the ASEAN Economic Community Doomed to Fail?

The start of 2016 marked a milestone for the ASEAN region with leaders coming together to implement the ASEAN Economic Community, or AEC. The community aims to unite Southeast Asia, turning the region into a single trading bloc similar to the European...
Myanmar’s First Stock Exchange Goes Live

Myanmar’s First Stock Exchange Goes Live

On the 25th of March, Myanmar reached a new milestone in shifting the country from a having closed economy to a modern financial system. Announced last year, the long awaited Yangon Stock Exchange (YSX) was finally initiated – and most seem to agree...
Asia’s Fintech Industry: The World’s Hottest?

Asia’s Fintech Industry: The World’s Hottest?

With the arrival of the information age, technology has brought disruption to many traditional industries, forcing the leading giants to adapt to the waves of change or be engulfed into oblivion. Recent examples of companies failing to adapt would be Kodak and...