Economy

Why China Manufacturing is Uncompetitive

Why China Manufacturing is Uncompetitive

Last updated November 15th, 2023.   China is the world's largest exporter and manufacturer; it's much larger than its competitors by a wide margin. There's no surprise that the country usually comes to mind first when Asia's economic growth is mentioned. With...

Indonesia’s Economic Problems: Asia’s Big Bad Economy

Indonesia’s Economic Problems: Asia’s Big Bad Economy

Last updated January 20th, 2024.   Indonesia enjoys Southeast Asia's largest economy. Sadly, numerous problems make it one of the ASEAN region's worst-performing economies. They've lagged behind frontier market peers such as Vietnam and the Philippines over the...

Does E-Commerce in Singapore Threaten its Malls?

Does E-Commerce in Singapore Threaten its Malls?

Last updated July 23rd, 2023.   The western world fears for the safety of physical malls since e-commerce and online stores now sell anything you could ever want. Countless cities across the globe are already having e-commerce overtake the physical means of...

Why High Speed Rail Will Change Southeast Asia Forever

Why High Speed Rail Will Change Southeast Asia Forever

Last updated July 22nd, 2023.   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...

Japan’s Demographic Problems: Can Robots Fix Them?

Japan’s Demographic Problems: Can Robots Fix Them?

Last updated July 28th, 2023. 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 old...

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

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

Last updated on October 20th, 2023.   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...

Asia’s Emerging Economies: These 3 Are Booming

Asia’s Emerging Economies: These 3 Are Booming

Last updated October 8th, 2023. Despite the gloom and doom about Japan’s aging population and China’s property bubble, Asia isn't defined by only two countries. There are almost 50 jurisdictions on the world's largest continent - from Turkey, to Japan, and everything...

5 Most Strategically Located Countries in Asia

5 Most Strategically Located Countries in Asia

Last updated July 31st, 2023.   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 lack...

Countries With No Property Tax: Own Without Obligation

Countries With No Property Tax: Own Without Obligation

Last updated February 6th, 2024. 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. Real...

3 Best Investments to Avoid a US-China Trade War

3 Best Investments to Avoid a US-China Trade War

Last updated on November 20th, 2023.   It's been over 4 years now since the US-China trade war’s “official start” was announced through the Chinese government-run People's Daily, the most-read newspaper in Asia. One change of US President later, and we're still...