Economy

Will These Countries be the Next Singapore?

Will These Countries be the Next Singapore?

Last updated June 18th, 2023.   Singapore is often used as a prime example of how business-friendly policies can jumpstart a country's economic growth. Most of our readers are already familiar with Singapore's quick transformation from a malarial swamp into one...

Best Places to Invest? They Aren’t Where You Think

Best Places to Invest? They Aren’t Where You Think

Last updated July 26th, 2023.   There isn't any shortage of investment advice on the internet. Everyone appears to have their own ideas about the best places to invest, whether it's stocks in Korea or student housing in Singapore. It's certainly no coincidence...

Why China is Overrated: Investing in ASEAN is Better

Why China is Overrated: Investing in ASEAN is Better

Last updated August 13th, 2019.   China went through a massive transformation after it began opening up in the late-1970s. It’s gone from being one of the poorest countries in Asia to the world’s second biggest economy and most important manufacturer. There was a...

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 July 15th, 2023.   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 July 17th, 2023.   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 that...

Why You Should Invest in Asia Instead of Elsewhere

Why You Should Invest in Asia Instead of Elsewhere

Last updated August 15th, 2023.   People sometimes ask us why we 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...

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...