Asia

4.4 billion people live in Asia (60% of the global population). As the world’s fastest growing economic region, Asia remains a global powerhouse with China as the region’s largest economy (and currently the second largest economy in the world). Asia is close to overtaking North America in the global wealth stakes with the number of millionaires living there continuing to grow faster than anywhere else in the world. Encompassing Russia, countries of East Asia, Central Asia, Southeast Asia, Middle East and the Indian subcontinent, different cultures, environments, historical ties and government systems can be found throughout the dynamic Asian region.

“I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand” – Confucius

  • Beijing Review – Singapore Report 2018

    The city-state of Singapore has seen remarkable growth since being founded just over half a century ago. By upholding the best of Asian values, Singapore continues to lead the way in an increasingly globalized world. Many Southeast Asian countries are blessed with an abundance of natural resources. Singapore has positioned itself as one of the region’s largest commodity trading hubs offering tax-friendly incentives, transparent financial and legal sectors, excellent infrastructure and a skilled workforce.
  • Foreign Policy – Taiwan Report 2018

    Taiwan continues to impress global markets through its focus on innovation, technology and stability. An expanding economy, GDP is expected to grow at 2.27 per cent in 2018. The self-governing island nation seeks to secure its position as the most prominent of the ‘Four Asian Tigers’ -Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore and South Korea. As America’s tenth largest trading partner withtwo-way total trade amounting to US$ 84.9 Billion, the symbiotic relationship between The US and Taiwan is undeniably intertwined.
  • The Business Times – Thailand Report 2017

    ‘What we have decided today is only a small beginning of what we hope will be a long and continuous sequence of accomplishments of which we ourselves, those who will join us later and the generations to come, can be proud’. - Dr. Thanat Khoman. In 1967, Dr. Khoman, then Minister of Foreign Affairs of Thailand, invited his counterparts from Malaysia,Indonesia, the Philippines and Singapore to Bang Saen, Thailand. The result of this meeting led to the establishment the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the signing of the ‘Bangkok Declaration’ on 8 August 1967.
  • The Business Times – India Report 2017

    India is the fastest growing economy in the world. According to a report released earlier this year by The World Bank, the country’s projected growth rate of 7.2 per cent for 2017-2018 is expected to increase to 7.7 percent in 2019-2020. To sustain this level of growth, the country must continue to attract foreign investment and India is committed to strengthening its ties with the ten Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member countries.
  • The Business Times – Malaysia Report 2017

    In 1967, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines founded the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Fifty years later, ASEAN is a diverse community of ten member countries with a combined population of 630 million. The economically dynamic region is on a path towards greater integration through strong regional trade ties, interconnectivity and a shared vision for the next fifty years.
  • The Business Times – Indonesia Report 2017

    Singapore and Indonesia celebrate fifty years of diplomatic relations this year. With an increasing number of Singaporean companies investing in Indonesia and Singapore continuing to offer Indonesian companies access to its world-class financial system, the two nations have formed a strong alliance.
  • The Business Times – Philippines Report 2017

    This year sees the Philippines hold the Chairmanship of ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) during the Associations fiftieth anniversary. As the country addresses challenges and embraces economic opportunities, the Philippines is looking to strengthen its trade, investment and cultural ties with its ASEAN neighbours while encouraging visitors to come and explore the country for themselves.
  • The Business Times – Hong Kong Report 2017

    “July 1, 2017 marks the 20th anniversary of the return of Hong Kong to our Motherland and the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR). Since our return to the Motherland, the principles of "one country, two systems", "Hong Kong people administering Hong Kong" and a high degree of autonomy have been successfully implemented in Hong Kong."
  • The Business Times – Japan Report 2017

    This year sees the Association of Southeast Nations (ASEAN) celebrate its fiftieth anniversary. The Association’s founding members (Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Indonesia) believed that creating unity across the Asian region would lead to strengthened cross-cultural ties and economic growth.
  • The Business Times – Japan Report 2016

    The trade and economic relationship between Japan and Singapore has evolved over the years into one that is mutually beneficial and greatly valued by both countries.
  • The Business Times – Japan Report 2015

    Singapore’s Golden Jubilee Anniversary and the launch of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC 2015) are proving to be two significant events for Asia this year.
  • South China Morning Post – Kazakhstan Business Report 2014

    ‘Since the establishment of diplomatic relations between our two countries, Kazakhstan and China have reached considerable results in bilateral economic cooperation.