Phone Makers Rush to Open Indonesia Factories

Phone Makers Rush to Open Indonesia Factories

Last updated June 15th, 2019. Indonesia is one of the world’s largest phone makers. And they’re quickly becoming one of the biggest consumers of phones too. eMarketer says the country will have over 100 million active monthly smartphone users before 2021,...
How Foreign Businesses Expand into Myanmar

How Foreign Businesses Expand into Myanmar

Last updated August 25th, 2018.   Businesses are practically tripping over themselves to expand into Myanmar as the nation opens up to foreign investors. Economists predict Myanmar’s foreign direct investment will increase by 70%, jumping by US$7 billion...
3 Best Chinese Stocks for a Slower Economy

3 Best Chinese Stocks for a Slower Economy

Last updated November 14th, 2018.   Chinese stocks were among the world’s best performing in back in 2014, rising by over 43%. This astonishing performance was second only to Argentina. 2014 was also the year China’s economy surpassed United States’,...
ASEAN High Speed Rail Will Boost Laos Economy

ASEAN High Speed Rail Will Boost Laos Economy

Last updated September 14th, 2018.   Laos is set to gain from an ASEAN high speed rail system that will link Thailand with China. The line will connect the southern Chinese city of Kunming to Bangkok, passing through the Laotian capital of Vientiane on the way....
Low Oil Prices: Huge Threat to Malaysia Economy

Low Oil Prices: Huge Threat to Malaysia Economy

Last updated November 16th, 2018.   Falling commodity prices remain a huge problem for the Malaysia economy, Southeast Asia’s third biggest. Some of the country’s major exports such as palm oil, tin, and crude oil are hovering near four-year lows. The Bloomberg...