Frontier Markets

Why is Vietnam Foreign Investment Booming?

Why is Vietnam Foreign Investment Booming?

Last updated August 20th, 2022.   Vietnam certainly made amazing progress over the last decade. Their annual growth averaged above 6% with a remarkable CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) of 12%. That ranks Vietnam as Asia's second fastest growing economy, only...

Cambodia Economy Will Grow Yet Must Diversify

Cambodia Economy Will Grow Yet Must Diversify

Last updated December 24th, 2018. Cambodia's economy will prosper over the next several years as GDP growth continues rising in the high 6% range annually. Low labor costs compared to its competitors, increasing foreign investment, along with falling crude oil prices...

How Foreign Businesses Expand into Myanmar

How Foreign Businesses Expand into Myanmar

Last updated August 25th, 2018.   Businesses are practically tripping over themselves to expand into Myanmar as the nation opens up to foreign investors. Economists predict Myanmar's foreign direct investment will increase by 70%, jumping by US$7 billion over the...

ASEAN High Speed Rail Transforms Laos Economy

ASEAN High Speed Rail Transforms Laos Economy

Last updated October 22nd, 2019.   Laos will see massive economic gains from an ASEAN high speed rail system that will soon link Thailand with China. The new railway will connect the southern Chinese city of Kunming to Bangkok, passing by the much smaller Laotian...

Cambodia vs. Myanmar: Asia’s Last Frontier Markets

Cambodia vs. Myanmar: Asia’s Last Frontier Markets

Last updated May 7th, 2021.   The media draws much attention to Myanmar and its ongoing process of opening up to foreign investment. Countless multinationals including Coke, Visa, Samsung, and Yum! Brands are rushing to profit from Myanmar's high-growth consumer...