Economy

These Countries Boast Asia’s Best Demographics

These Countries Boast Asia’s Best Demographics

Last updated August 7th, 2023.   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 June 28th, 2023.   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 September 3rd, 2023.   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....

Why You Shouldn’t Buy Bonds in Asia or Anywhere Else

Why You Shouldn’t Buy Bonds in Asia or Anywhere Else

Last updated June 21st, 2019.   You’re supposed to put part of your portfolio in bonds with the rest being a mix of stocks and cash. At least, this is what investment advisers have told people for decades. That might be a slight oversimplification. The exact...

Will the Korean Economy Outgrow Japan’s?

Will the Korean Economy Outgrow Japan’s?

Last updated March 25th, 2024 You may imagine that South Korea doesn’t stand a chance of ever surpassing Japan. After all, the Korean economy is barely 35%  of its neighbor's size. Japan was Asia’s most important regional power for centuries – at least until China...

Top 5 Fastest Growing Countries in Asia

Top 5 Fastest Growing Countries in Asia

Last updated January 31st, 2024. Which countries in Asia are growing the fastest? We'll answer that question and rank the top five. You probably already know that Asia is growing quickly. From an economic perspective, it’s among the best performing regions on the...

Japanese Economy: Here’s Why it Won’t Recover

Japanese Economy: Here’s Why it Won’t Recover

Last updated May 11th, 2023.   Japan boomed during the late 20th century. In fact, some analysts at the time even thought the Japanese economy would surpass the United States to become the world’s largest. As you already know, that never happened. Tepid growth...

3 Ways The Rich Chinese Preserve Their Wealth

3 Ways The Rich Chinese Preserve Their Wealth

Last updated November 25th, 2021.   Wealthy Chinese citizens understand why you should diversify your portfolio arguably better than anyone. Most of our readers know that Asia's largest economy saw rapid development over the past few decades. That was mostly...

Best Investments During a Recession: Are You Prepared?

Best Investments During a Recession: Are You Prepared?

Last updated March 14th, 2024. If you're concerned about a future economic downturn, you aren't alone. People around the world are wondering: what are the best investments during a recession? A recession strikes the international economy once every few years on...

Why India Will be the World’s Largest Economy

Why India Will be the World’s Largest Economy

Last updated August 10th, 2023.   We've all heard about China’s immense growth over the past several decades. They're now the world's second-largest economy, and will arguably soon become the first. India enjoys even greater long-term investment potential in its...