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Don’t Invest in Myanmar: Here’s Why

Don’t Invest in Myanmar: Here’s Why

Update for 2024: Some Burmese readers were upset at time, but we’re happy to have advised that investing in Myanmar was a bad idea years before it became an obvious fact. This article was originally published six years ago. Here are our unaltered predictions from back...

Why Tech Startups in Vietnam Are Booming

Why Tech Startups in Vietnam Are Booming

Last updated July 21st, 2023.   Startups in Vietnam have access to all the conditions required to hatch multi-million dollar tech firms. Having attracted a rising large amount of foreign investment from global players, Vietnam and its startup scene deserves far...

How to Beat Inflation: Protect Your Portfolio

How to Beat Inflation: Protect Your Portfolio

Last updated March 20th, 2024. A metaphorically infinite number of dollars are chasing a limited number of goods. The result? Inflation! There’s no ignoring the elephant in the room – it’s gotten so large that there’s barely any space left. Open any financial...

Investing in Thailand Property: The Ultimate Guide

Investing in Thailand Property: The Ultimate Guide

Last updated April 15th, 2024. A greater number of foreigners buy property in Thailand than any other country in Asia. There are several reasons why Thailand is the most popular choice among real estate investors worldwide. Located in the heart of Southeast Asia,...

ASEAN vs. China: Battle to Attract Foreign Investment

ASEAN vs. China: Battle to Attract Foreign Investment

Last updated August 31st, 2023.   Southeast Asia and China have a long-shared history in many aspects. From cultures to geopolitics and economic fronts, they have had their fair share of coalitions, competitions, and conflicts. But in the battle to attract...

Real Estate Agents in Asia: The Ultimate Guide

Real Estate Agents in Asia: The Ultimate Guide

Last updated September 25th, 2023.   For the last few decades, Asia has experienced one of the most powerful economic booms in history. Property prices, and as a result the prominence of real estate agents, have grown in alongside the region's investment...

How to Open a Singapore Bank Account as a Foreigner

How to Open a Singapore Bank Account as a Foreigner

Last updated February 20th, 2024. Despite a small population of six million, Singapore acts as Southeast Asia’s main financial center. The city-state developed rapidly in the early 2000s, and today, it ranks among the world’s top banking hubs. Singapore continues...

This is Why You Shouldn’t Buy Property in Seoul

This is Why You Shouldn’t Buy Property in Seoul

Last updated January 13th, 2024. Certain countries in Asia are ill-suited to foreign real estate investors who are seeking to diversify their portfolio. Seoul, South Korea is among these cities which are best avoided. The facts about Korea’s investment potential are...

Buying Real Estate in Turkey: A Value Trap?

Buying Real Estate in Turkey: A Value Trap?

Last updated January 25th, 2024. Foreigners are buying Turkish real estate more than ever. Home values in Istanbul are still among Asia’s lowest and the government is actively encouraging property investment. Is it possible these foreign investors are making a mistake...

Best Countries to Invest in 2022

Best Countries to Invest in 2022

Update for 2024: A new year has begun. Here’s our updated article with the top countries to invest in 2024.    Thinking globally about your investments is a good idea this year. The best country to invest in 2022 probably isn’t where you happen to live. In fact,...