Massive Debt in Thailand Burdens its Economy

Massive Debt in Thailand Burdens its Economy

Rising consumer debt in Thailand is still a major source of risk for the Southeast Asian market, even with GDP growth at its lowest level in nearly a decade. Thai household debt accelerated rapidly between 2010 and 2013, largely because of tax breaks on car and...
Buying a Condo in Singapore: The Ultimate Guide

Buying a Condo in Singapore: The Ultimate Guide

In less than a half-century, Singapore transformed from an undeveloped swampland into one of the world’s wealthiest countries. As a result, property in Singapore is highly sought-after, and it’s among the most expensive in the world. In fact, only Hong Kong has a more...
3 Weak Emerging Markets That Are Barely Growing

3 Weak Emerging Markets That Are Barely Growing

The term “emerging market” brings to mind a country that’s growing quicker than most others. Such economies are normally seeing rapid urbanization, rising foreign investment, and greatly improved infrastructure quality. All those things help emerging markets,...
Myanmar Stock Exchange: Is it Failing?

Myanmar Stock Exchange: Is it Failing?

Myanmar has shown rapid improvement and modernization in the past couple of years. Steps the Southeast Asian country recently took include changing to an elected (albeit highly flawed) government and bringing in record foreign investment numbers. Back in 2015, Myanmar...
Why China Manufacturing is Uncompetitive

Why China Manufacturing is Uncompetitive

China usually comes to mind first when Asia’s economic growth is mentioned – and for a good reason. It’s both the world’s largest exporter and manufacturer by a wide margin. With that said, several factors point to a lack of competitiveness in Chinese...