Economy

India vs. China: Which Will Grow Faster?

India vs. China: Which Will Grow Faster?

It's the battle of India vs. China! Which is better for investors? China and India are the two most populous nations on the planet, and are very similar in some ways. They're both emerging markets with high growth rates usually exceeding 6%.  Up until the late 1800s,...

Don’t Invest in India: Here’s Why

Don’t Invest in India: Here’s Why

Recently, India officially became the most populous nation on the entire planet with over 1.4 billion inhabitants. Yet unofficially, India had already surpassed China in terms of population several years ago.  A cursory glance would tell you that investing in India is...

Why You Shouldn’t Invest in Qatar

Why You Shouldn’t Invest in Qatar

Last updated March 31st, 2024. Like moths to a flame, foreigners are flocking to invest in Qatar and elsewhere in the Gulf region. Yet while some places in the region have solid long-term prospects, investment in Qatar should be avoided. Especially the in country's...

Bangkok vs. Kuala Lumpur: Compared for Business and Life

Bangkok vs. Kuala Lumpur: Compared for Business and Life

Last updated April 3rd, 2024. Among Southeast Asia's vibrant cities, Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur are hard to resist for many foreign expats. Looking at Southeast Asia as a whole, these two cities stand out for their cultural richness and cost-to-quality ratio. Kuala...

Doing Business in Asia: 5 Mistakes Every Foreigner Makes

Doing Business in Asia: 5 Mistakes Every Foreigner Makes

American entrepreneur Matthew stood before a room filled with potential Japanese partners. Having successfully expanded his tech startup across Europe, he was eager to tap into the thriving Asian market too. He prepared meticulously, studying market trends and...

This Country Will Have the Youngest Population in Asia

This Country Will Have the Youngest Population in Asia

A detailed report by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) predicts the Philippines will soon have the youngest country in Asia. They also suggested the Philippines diversify its economy and enhance work productivity to maintain its status as one of the world's...

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...

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...

Great Lockdown: Why Southeast Asia Will Outperform

Great Lockdown: Why Southeast Asia Will Outperform

Since the beginning of 2020, the world economy has been reeling from the onset of a global pandemic, the likes of which has not been seen since the Spanish flu epidemic in 1918. The economic impacts of this event have been dubbed "The Great Lockdown". Western...

China Economic Growth Slows, But They Have a Plan

China Economic Growth Slows, But They Have a Plan

Last updated July 10th, 2023.   Lately, there's been tons of media coverage about an economic slowdown in China. Financial analysts on television talk about about how China growth will soon face a “hard landing” while its economy crashes in the near future. And...