Frontier Markets

How to Avoid a Recession? Invest in These 3 Markets

How to Avoid a Recession? Invest in These 3 Markets

Last updated March 2nd, 2022.   People are often surprised to learn that some countries skipped the 2008 Global Financial Crisis completely. It's even more shocking that several places have managed to avoid recession for over two decades. A select few markets,...

How to Invest in Emerging Markets Wisely

How to Invest in Emerging Markets Wisely

Last updated August 1st, 2022.   Investors seeking higher returns often choose emerging markets. Property and stocks in these countries have become a standard asset class for anyone seeking superior long-term gains. The term “emerging markets” involves dozens of...

Buying Frontier Market Stocks? Look at These Countries

Buying Frontier Market Stocks? Look at These Countries

Last updated July 27th, 2022.   Stocks are usually the first asset class which comes to mind when talking about investments. Buying stocks is also the most common method of offshore investment. Global real estate and private equity opportunities are just too...

Want to Invest in Laos? Here’s Why You Shouldn’t

Want to Invest in Laos? Here’s Why You Shouldn’t

Last updated September 23rd, 2022.   Laos is one of the fastest growing countries in Southeast Asia. At a first glance, it may seem like a good idea to establish a company or invest in the Laos property market. Strong growth in export and service sectors helped...

Why Buying an Emerging Markets ETF is a Bad Idea

Why Buying an Emerging Markets ETF is a Bad Idea

Last updated September 27th, 2022.   There are lots of investors who buy shares in an emerging markets ETF and incorrectly believe they've diversified internationally. Countless times, a client has told me they're "already investing in emerging markets!" because...

Why Corruption in Myanmar is Widespread

Why Corruption in Myanmar is Widespread

Update for 2022: While many Burmese readers were upset at time, we're glad to have advised that investing in Myanmar was a bad idea years before it became apparent. This article was originally published back in 2016, and needless to say, our warnings were correct....

Thai Startups: Southeast Asia’s Next Big Market?

Thai Startups: Southeast Asia’s Next Big Market?

Last updated January 13th, 2022.   With high growth rates and unprecedented change throughout the region, Southeast Asia is home to many of the world's top startup ecosystems. Singapore currently leads Asia in having the best environment for startups. The...

Myanmar Telecom Sector: A Brief Overview

Myanmar Telecom Sector: A Brief Overview

Last updated January 20th, 2020.   The Myanmar telecom industry evolved rapidly during the past decade, seeing the entrance of two major operators: Telenor and Ooredoo. Myanmar's two telecom newcomers joined a once state-owned operator, Myanmar Posts and...

Can Asia’s Startups Outperform Silicon Valley?

Can Asia’s Startups Outperform Silicon Valley?

Last updated August 21st, 2022.   Just about every investor is aware of the innovation coming out of Silicon Valley, which enjoys the top "brand name" out of any global tech hub. Startups in Asia arguably have greater untapped potential than anywhere else in the...

Myanmar Beer Industry Heats Up: Who Will Win?

Myanmar Beer Industry Heats Up: Who Will Win?

Last updated November 26th, 2019.   Heineken, one of the world's biggest brewing companies, is back in the Burmese market over two decades after its first attempt. Myanmar's former military junta condemned and sanctioned Heineken back in the late 1990s....