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Did you Know GDP for ASEAN Countries Totals $7.4 trillion USD? Opportunity Abounds for Global Investors

The Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) closed 2017 with a GDP of approximately 2.76 trillion USD. How many of our readers would have guessed the ASEAN economy is so substantial. You may also be interested to know that ASEAN population (642.7 million) is almost double that of the US. Indonesia alone reported a […]

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MENA Region Forecasts Modest Growth During Times of Turmoil

The Middle East and North Africa region (MENA) is comprised of 21 member countries. The map below depicts this region, which has a rich history of turmoil and political and civil unrest. Despite these challenges, many of these MENA countries have been exporting oil from its rich oil reserves. If you’re involved in the Oil […]

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Expand Your Business Internationally – How to Properly Plan International Expansion

Our population has become increasingly mobile and globalized. Internet access is ubiquitous, with most people carrying around mini-computers in their pockets. There are predictions that by 2020, emerging international markets will be the new global leaders, particularly Brazil, Russia, India, and China. The opportunity to communicate and trade with people around the world has never been so […]

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South Asia Remains One of the World’s Poorest Regions, yet is Poised for Strong Growth in the Future

With a population of 1.71 billion citizens, South Asia is the most populous region in the world. Led by India with a population of 1.27 billion (2nd in the world behind only China), Pakistan and Bangladesh are also among the world’s top 10 populations with 202 and 156.2 million citizens, respectfully. In addition to India, Pakistan […]

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Making a Case for Investing in Markets of the Emerging Europe

During the Gold Rush in the United States during the first half of the 19th century, a common mantra was “Go West”.  If you weren’t quick to act, however, you missed out. The initial discovery of gold nuggets was said to occur in the Sacramento Valley during 1848. The Gold Rush peaked in 1852, and $2 billion USD […]

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