Investing in ASEAN: Best Move of the Decade?

Investing in ASEAN: Best Move of the Decade?

Moving part of your assets abroad generally leads to lower risk and higher returns. But not all global investments are equal. Ask anyone who invested in Russia or Brazil lately. These “emerging markets” aren’t emerging at all. In fact, both are now going through a...
E-Commerce in ASEAN: Endless Challenges

E-Commerce in ASEAN: Endless Challenges

Southeast Asia lags behind the rest of the continent in e-commerce. Despite increased focus from the authorities, it will be some time before e-commerce in ASEAN reaches the level of other places in the region. The majority of ASEAN countries are doing poorly...
ASEAN Highway Opens: Connecting Asia’s Roads

ASEAN Highway Opens: Connecting Asia’s Roads

Last updated January 30th, 2019. The ASEAN highway connecting India, Myanmar, and Thailand has opened. It’s a move that will surely strengthen trade and political cooperation among the three countries, Asian Highway No. 1 (AH1) is the most crucial part of this...
Can AEC 2015 Manage its Problems?

Can AEC 2015 Manage its Problems?

Last updated September 14th, 2018.   The ASEAN Economic Community (AEC 2015) arrived recently. But the difficulty of creating a single market of over 600 million people makes investors concerned about its future. Here’s a quick overview if you don’t...
ASEAN High Speed Rail Will Boost Laos Economy

ASEAN High Speed Rail Will Boost Laos Economy

Last updated September 14th, 2018.   Laos is set to gain from an ASEAN high speed rail system that will link Thailand with China. The line will connect the southern Chinese city of Kunming to Bangkok, passing through the Laotian capital of Vientiane on the way....