Frontier Markets

Can Vietnam’s Economy Stay the Strongest in Asia?

Can Vietnam’s Economy Stay the Strongest in Asia?

Last updated October 18th, 2022.   Officially, Vietnam remains one of the few communist countries left on earth. Yet over the past few decades, this rapidly growing nation of 100 million people turned into a capitalist powerhouse... and did so mostly unnoticed....

Why Tech Startups in Vietnam Are Booming

Why Tech Startups in Vietnam Are Booming

Last updated October 6th, 2022.   Startups in Vietnam have access to all the conditions required to hatch multi-million dollar tech firms. Having attracted a rising large amount of foreign investment from global players, Vietnam and its startup scene deserves far...

This Country Avoided Recession for 30 Years

This Country Avoided Recession for 30 Years

Last updated November 21st, 2022.   Recessions are a fact of life in most countries. They seem to arrive every 7 years or so on average, leaving unemployment and stock market collapses in their wake. Many investors dream of endless growth without worrying about...

How to Invest in Cambodia: Asia’s Top Frontier Market

How to Invest in Cambodia: Asia’s Top Frontier Market

Last updated November 7th, 2022.   Cambodia is among the world's fastest growing countries. It's also one of the most accessible frontier markets to foreign investors. Generally unexplored, and certainly undervalued, multinational firms including Samsung and Nike and...

3 Changes to Know Before Investing in Myanmar

3 Changes to Know Before Investing in Myanmar

Last updated April 8th, 2022. The process of opening up and liberalizing a developing nation is never an easy task. It's especially hard for Myanmar, a Southeast Asian country which was closed off from the world economy until 2008... and then underwent a coup barely a...

Why Frontier Economies Will Outperform in the 2020s

Why Frontier Economies Will Outperform in the 2020s

Last updated October 27th, 2022.   Frontier economies will outpace developed economies in the 2020s because of a simple mathematical truth: 1+1 is 2, and that is a 100% increase; while 100+1 is 101 and that’s merely a 1% increase. In other words, a modest, evenly...

How to Profit from Frontier Markets and China’s Rise

How to Profit from Frontier Markets and China’s Rise

Last updated July 15th, 2022.   China’s goals are becoming even more globally ambitious as its size and influence grows. Having already taken the title of world’s largest economy in terms of purchasing power parity, this trend will almost surely continue into the...

World’s Top Startup Frontier? Look to Southeast Asia

World’s Top Startup Frontier? Look to Southeast Asia

In 2018, a Singaporean rideshare company called Grab stunned the world by effectively giving tech giant Uber the boot in Southeast Asia. Grab’s remarkable rise, however, is one of many success stories in the Southeast Asian startup world. Regional startups like...

Emerging vs. Frontier Markets: Which is Better?

Emerging vs. Frontier Markets: Which is Better?

Last updated October 20th, 2022.   You probably have seen the terms “frontier markets” and “emerging markets” elsewhere before. At a first glance, it might seem fairly self-explanatory what these terms mean. Emerging and frontier market economies are very...

4 Frontier Markets You Should Invest In

4 Frontier Markets You Should Invest In

Last updated October 22nd, 2022.   Frontier markets are often overlooked and misunderstood by investors. Some people incorrectly label frontier markets as “dangerous”, while at the same time putting all their eggs in one basket and only investing close to home....