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Hiring Contractors in Asia? Here’s What to Know

Hiring Contractors in Asia? Here’s What to Know

Last updated October 4th, 2019.   Foreign investors are choosing to buy real estate in Asia than ever before. Population growth and urbanization rates are generally much higher in Asian cities than in the western world. As a result, centrally-located real estate...

How to Beat the Market: Entry Barriers Aren’t So Bad

How to Beat the Market: Entry Barriers Aren’t So Bad

Last updated August 5th, 2022.   Investment advisers, especially those in the western world, usually tell their clients they cannot beat the market. They'll say a "market average" return of about 7% per year is the best you can get over the long term. Granted,...

China’s Belt and Road Initiative: How Can You Profit?

China’s Belt and Road Initiative: How Can You Profit?

Last updated December 14th, 2019.   The Belt and Road Initiative, sometimes called the New Silk Road, deserves way more attention than it gets. China’s pet project could change the very nature of our global economy during the next several decades. For over 1,500...

3 Countries That Have Been Recession Proof

3 Countries That Have Been Recession Proof

Last updated November 19th, 2022.   We should start this article off by clarifying: there’s no such thing as a truly recession proof country. This should be obvious. Every investment has its risks. Anywhere can plunge into a recession with little notice. With...

Why You Should Invest in Asia Instead of Elsewhere

Why You Should Invest in Asia Instead of Elsewhere

Last updated November 3rd, 2022.   People sometimes ask why I started a business solely dedicated to investing in Asia. Why is it better to invest in Asia than elsewhere? Why shouldn’t there also be an “InvestEuropean.com” if there’s an “InvestAsian.com”? Back in...

How Budget Airlines in Asia Will Rule the Skies

How Budget Airlines in Asia Will Rule the Skies

Last updated June 8th, 2019.   Low-cost airlines have revolutionized the global air travel industry, bringing an end to the days of exorbitant prices and limited travel options. As the slogan of the world’s best budget airline says, AirAsia, “Now everyone can...

4 Facts About Indonesia E-Commerce: Best in ASEAN?

4 Facts About Indonesia E-Commerce: Best in ASEAN?

Last updated April 13th, 2019.   With the start of the ASEAN Economic Community, Southeast Asia's physical markets aren't the only ones getting a trade boost. The region's e-commerce scene is seeing greater cross-border trade as well. Indonesia is the rising star...

Invest in Japan’s Obscure E-Commerce Sector

Invest in Japan’s Obscure E-Commerce Sector

Update for July, 2018: Shares of Start Today have more than doubled since our recommendation back in 2016. We now rate them as a hold. Stay tuned for other stock picks, and we'll update this article if circumstances change.   E-commerce is the industry to talk...

E-Commerce in Southeast Asia: Major Challenges

E-Commerce in Southeast Asia: Major Challenges

Last updated May 18th, 2019.   E-commerce in Southeast Asia lags noticeably behind the rest of the continent. Despite an increased focus from the authorities, it'll be quite some time before e-commerce in ASEAN reaches the same level of other places in the...

Philippines GMO Ban Leaves Asia Shocked

Philippines GMO Ban Leaves Asia Shocked

New laws could halt genetically modified organism (GMO) agriculture in the Philippines. Actually, this GMO ban would stop new farming technology in Southeast Asia as a whole. That's because the Philippines is ASEAN's regional pioneer in the field. Back in late 2015,...