Thailand Economy Seeks Revival from FDI

Thailand Economy Seeks Revival from FDI

Once a leading economy in Southeast Asia, the Thai economy is no longer what it used to be – especially with its weakening situation ever since the May 2014 coup. A brief look at economic indicators shows that the country has indeed been going downhill since...
ASEAN Highway Opens: Connecting Asia’s Roads

ASEAN Highway Opens: Connecting Asia’s Roads

The ASEAN highway connecting India, Myanmar, and Thailand has opened. The move will surely strengthen trade and political cooperation among the three countries, Asian Highway No.  1 (AH 1) is the most critical part of this new highway. It runs throughout Myanmar,...
Vietnam Companies Invest in Laos, Should You?

Vietnam Companies Invest in Laos, Should You?

Despite being the smallest economy in Southeast Asia, Laos is one of its most promising markets. Many foreign investors are now choosing to invest in Laos. Deregulation has drawn an increasing amount of FDI (foreign direct investment) to Laos. The government decreased...
ASEAN vs. China: Who Gets More Foreign Investment?

ASEAN vs. China: Who Gets More Foreign Investment?

In the battle of ASEAN vs. China, tides have turned and Southeast Asia is on top… for now. The ASEAN region as a whole drew more foreign direct investment (FDI) than China for the second year in a row. According to data by Thomson Reuters, total inward FDI in...