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Why High Speed Rail Will Change Southeast Asia Forever

Why High Speed Rail Will Change Southeast Asia Forever

Last updated May 19th, 2022.   Over the past decade, Southeast Asia’s economy grew at an unprecedented rate. Investors in turn have poured billions of dollars into the region’s businesses, real estate, and infrastructure. High speed rail lines, which are cropping...

Japan’s Demographic Problems: Can Robots Fix Them?

Japan’s Demographic Problems: Can Robots Fix Them?

Last updated May 28th, 2022.   Shortly after World War 2 ended, Japan went through an economic boom phase which lasted almost half a century. This multi-generational age of prosperity stopped abruptly in the early 1990s. You might as well call the 1990s “the good...

You Shouldn’t Invest in India: Here’s Why

You Shouldn’t Invest in India: Here’s Why

Last updated on May 12th, 2022.   India will soon become the most populous nation on the entire planet. By 2035, India will take their eastern neighbor’s #1 spot as the negative effects from China’s one-child policy become clear. A cursory glance would tell you...

Asia’s Emerging Economies: These 3 Are Booming

Asia’s Emerging Economies: These 3 Are Booming

Last updated November 17th, 2022.   Despite all of the gloom and doom about Japan’s aging population and China’s trade war with the US, Asia is still home to many of the world’s most promising emerging economies. You just need to know where to look - and which...

5 Most Strategically Located Countries in Asia

5 Most Strategically Located Countries in Asia

Last updated September 5th, 2022.   Geography plays an important role in any country's success. From natural disaster risk to trade accessibility, location often defines a nation's growth potential. For example, landlocked nations are severely limited by their...

Countries With No Property Tax: Own Without Obligation

Countries With No Property Tax: Own Without Obligation

Last updated November 18th, 2022.   You could make an argument that property owners don’t actually own their house or the land it sits on. After all, what happens if you stop paying property tax to the government? They’ll come seize your home and put you in jail....

3 Best Investments to Avoid a US-China Trade War

3 Best Investments to Avoid a US-China Trade War

Last updated on July 20th, 2022.   A trade war between the United States and China looks like it’s already begun. Indeed, government run People’s Daily even agrees. The US-China trade war’s “official start” was announced through the most widely read newspaper in...

These Countries Boast Asia’s Best Demographics

These Countries Boast Asia’s Best Demographics

Last updated July 22nd, 2022.   Short-term bumps in an economy are unavoidable. Other than in a few rare cases, recessions strike about once every seven or eight years on average. There isn't much you can do about an occasional recession. But either way, as...

Investing in ASEAN: Best Move of the Decade?

Investing in ASEAN: Best Move of the Decade?

Last updated October 28th, 2022.   Moving part of your assets into emerging economies often higher returns and less reliance on your home country's financial system. But not all global investments are equal. Ask anyone who invested in Russia, Turkey, or Brazil...

The 4 Worst Places to Invest in Asia

The 4 Worst Places to Invest in Asia

Last updated November 12th, 2022.   There isn't any shortage of investment advice on the internet. A majority of the time, suggestions revolve around stocks or property that others think you should buy. People saying where you should not invest are less common....