How to do business in India

How to do business in India

Are you looking to expand your business connections to India or are you planning on travelling there for work? Then you should make sure you understand the environment you are about to enter. Indian business is fast moving and, though at first it may seem quite westernised, there are very important...
The automotive industry in Japan

The automotive industry in Japan

One of the most powerful batteries that charges the Japanese economy is its automotive industry. Not only is Japanese car manufacturing an integral cog in its home country, however. It is also one of the most prominent industries on the planet. Though it might not be quite at the height of its 1990s...
The top 6 industries in India

The top 6 industries in India

Given that it is the ninth largest economy in the world, it is unsurprising to find an increasingly large number of western companies and market players looking to get involved in Indian business. The first step in this process is to understand how the country's economy works. This article can help...
Business in Indonesian market

Business in Indonesian market

Given that it plays host to the largest economy in Southeast Asia and has been one of the world's most rapidly emerging markets for the last few years, it doesn't take an expert to figure out why more and more western businesses are now investing in Indonesia. If you are planning to follow them, the...
Buying property in Singapore

Buying property in Singapore

One of the most powerful sectors of Singapore's economy is its property market. Investment in property on the island has been massive over the last decade, as more businesses arrive and grow and the population reaches forever skyward. Yet, recently, many experts have foreseen a dip in in the city's...
Asia financial news

Asia financial news

In response to China's air defence identification zone in the East China Sea, US Secretary of State John Kerry has stated that US military operations would not be deterred. He added that there should be no moves by the People's Republic to replicate this zone any further south. During a visit to Ha...
Asia economy – technology news

Asia economy – technology news

During the titanic grapple for pole position in the global smartphone market, Apple and Samsung have each been flooding shelves with their latest all-dancing gadgetry. So far it is the South Koreans, Samsung, who have enjoyed the lion's share of the lucrative trade. One reason for their topping the...
Asia Money News

Asia Money News

There have been various changes recently at senior management level in banks right across the board in Asia. HSBC have shuffled around a range of personnel as part of their latest round of modernization strategies. The commercial banking business in Asia Pacific has seen more than it's fair share o...
China financial market

China financial market

Over the past decade or so, China has been emerging from relative international economic isolation. In gradually opening up its potentially massive trading resources to the global market, one aspect that had always been at the forefront of its philosophy has been promoting the national currency, the...
Economy Japan

Economy Japan

The Japanese government have announced that the nation's economy grew 0.3% during the period from July to September. This figure is actually down from the initial estimation of 0.5%. What this revised percentage equates to is an annual growth rate of 1.1%, considerably lower than the initial project...
Financial growth in Hong Kong

Financial growth in Hong Kong

After all the uncertainty in the financial markets following the 2009 global slump, matters seems to have stabilized for the former UK protectorate. Following on from a key discussion paper produced by its legislative council, Hong Kong's government may well present a bill to its lawmakers that woul...
Financial growth in India

Financial growth in India

According to the latest feedback from financial analysts, economic growth in India is on the up. Things have not always run so smoothly for Asia's third largest economy. In recent times India has felt the effects of several negative aspects, notably a weak currency, rising inflation and a dip in the...
Financial growth in Malaysia

Financial growth in Malaysia

There has been good news for the Malaysian economy in recent times, with expansion being measured in the three-quarters since Prime Minister Najib Razak took the bold step of raising fuel prices last September. Despite warnings in certain quarters that this would be a gamble to take, exports have re...
Financial news in Thailand

Financial news in Thailand

One of the most fundamental changes to the Thailand economy in recent years has been its re-categorization. Economically speaking, the World Bank upgraded the nation's income categorization from 'lower middle' income to 'upper middle', in 2011. There have been significant political challenges for th...
How to succeed in business in Asia

How to succeed in business in Asia

Much has been published about building successful businesses. A key factor is that planning is all-important. The economic world is riddled with businesses that have failed because they were launched without adequate provision being made for every eventuality. In the case of Asian businesses, there...
Japanese successful business people

Japanese successful business people

Factors that make Japanese successful business people Japan's economic growth has been characterised by many different aspects. Foremost among these are a strong sense of entrepreneurial spirit, and a willingness to firmly grasp technological innovations. It can also be said that as well as the com...
Indonesia a social media hub

Indonesia a social media hub

Indonesia – the world's fastest growing social media hub Unless you've had business or holiday reasons to visit Indonesia, chances are this Asian nation might not be as familiar to you as, say, India or China. But here are some facts you probably weren't aware of. As one of the world's major econom...
Overview of Burma

Overview of Burma

Overview of Burma While the large economies in the Far East are benefitting from having successfully weathered the storms that have greatly impacted other global markets, there are pockets of Asia doing less well. Burma is a key example of a country that should really be doing a lot better financi...