Invest in Georgia: The Country, Not the State

Invest in Georgia: The Country, Not the State

Although I spend most of my time making investments in frontier markets, I’ve also taken steps to diversify the rest of my life internationally. One way I’ve done this is through applying for residency in the Republic of Georgia (not to be confused with...
Corruption in Myanmar Still Widespread

Corruption in Myanmar Still Widespread

Despite Myanmar just having its landmark elections which resulted in a landslide victory by the National League for Democracy, the country still suffers from widespread corruption in government. Corruption in Myanmar is slowly getting better but there’s...
Chinese Car Companies Set Sights on India

Chinese Car Companies Set Sights on India

Chinese car companies consider India a major target for overseas expansion. The three leading Chinese automotive firms are SAIC, Great Wall, and Chongqing Changan. All are currently going through major expansion efforts in India. There are a few reasons why...
Invest in Japan’s Obscure E-Commerce Sector

Invest in Japan’s Obscure E-Commerce Sector

With the recent purchase of Southeast Asian e-commerce giant Lazada by Alibaba, e-commerce is the industry to talk about here in Asia. However, Japan is not often mentioned despite its famous technological advances. InvestAsian discovers that the Japanese...
Is the AEC Doomed to Failure? Not Exactly

Is the AEC Doomed to Failure? Not Exactly

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...
Fintech in Asia: The World’s Best Tech Industry?

Fintech in Asia: The World’s Best Tech Industry?

With the arrival of the information age, technology brings disruption to many traditional industries. This forces the leading giants to adapt to the waves of change – or be outcompeted. Recent examples of companies failing to adapt are Kodak and Nokia. Both were...
Opportunities for E-Commerce in ASEAN

Opportunities for E-Commerce in ASEAN

Continuing our previous article, ASEAN’s E-commerce Challenges, we’re proud to feature opportunities for e-commerce in ASEAN as well. Southeast Asia wants to be an e-commerce giant, with phenomenal growth rates surpassing those of...
E-Commerce in ASEAN: Endless Challenges

E-Commerce in ASEAN: Endless Challenges

Southeast Asia lags behind the rest of the continent in e-commerce. Despite increased focus from the authorities, it will be some time before e-commerce in ASEAN reaches the level of other places in the region. The majority of ASEAN countries are doing...
Philippines’ GMO Ban Leaves Asia Shocked

Philippines’ GMO Ban Leaves Asia Shocked

New laws could halt the genetically modified organism (GMO) agriculture in the Philippines. This GMO ban could halt new farming technology in the Southeast Asian region as a whole, especially since the country is ASEAN’s regional pioneer in the field....
Expect These 3 Economic Trends for China in 2016

Expect These 3 Economic Trends for China in 2016

The Chinese economy has definitely seen better times. China in 2016 started out rough with trading halted in the stock markets when the wild fluctuations triggered circuit breakers that led to a further downfall of the market. Due to its size and significance,...