Economy

Low Oil Prices: Huge Threat to Malaysia Economy

Low Oil Prices: Huge Threat to Malaysia Economy

Last updated November 16th, 2018.   Falling commodity prices remain a huge problem for the Malaysia economy, Southeast Asia’s third biggest. Some of the country’s major exports such as palm oil, tin, and crude oil are hovering near four-year lows. The Bloomberg...

Thai Businesses Invest in Myanmar: Yet Risks Remain

Thai Businesses Invest in Myanmar: Yet Risks Remain

Last updated March 2nd, 2020.   Companies in Thailand are starting to invest in Myanmar once again as political fears subside. Thailand's total outward FDI into Myanmar’s emerging economy amounted to over US$15 billion last year. This amount is the second largest...

Why China’s Growth Lags Other Asian Economies

Why China’s Growth Lags Other Asian Economies

Last updated March 26th, 2023.   China's economy is forecast to grow at a weaker pace than other Asian markets, particularly compared to emerging economies in Southeast Asia. According to the World Bank, this is because of China "solving structural issues" and...

Vietnam Becomes Asia’s Best Country For Manufacturing

Vietnam Becomes Asia’s Best Country For Manufacturing

Last updated November 20th, 2021.   Because of low wages, a skilled workforce, strategic location, and lax regulations, Vietnam has become Asia's best country for manufacturing. According to data by the International Trade Center (ITC), Vietnam’s revenue from...

Indonesia Property Market Ranked Asia’s Most Efficient

Indonesia Property Market Ranked Asia’s Most Efficient

The Indonesia property market is Asia's most transparent and efficient according to Cushman and Wakefield's Emerging and Frontier Markets Report. The study focused on office and retail property in 42 emerging nations, excluding Brazil, Russia, China, and India. Demand...

International Investing: Why You Should Start Now

International Investing: Why You Should Start Now

Last updated July 14th, 2023.   You've probably traded stocks in your home country before. Investing in Asia and becoming part of this continent's ongoing growth story makes sense more than ever though. The center of international power is undoubtedly shifting...