Philippine elections expose the politics of China policy

As politicians disingenuously say, the only poll that matters is an election. Indeed, the best clues to how the public’s views shape the behaviour of national governments is via a close look at how China becomes an issue in election campaigns.

Philippines Introduces New Economic Zone Authority Visa for Foreigners

The PEZA applications are processed within 10 business days (from the previous time of 1 month) and the visa is valid for up to two years with the option of renewing once for another two years, for a maximum validity period of four years.

Energy transition and emerging markets

The push for carbon neutrality and improved environmental sustainability places a unique set of pressures on emerging markets. The essential question is: how can such economies fulfil their economic potential while at the same time striving for net zero?

Asia’s consumer class is growing fast. This chart shows how

Between the years 2020 and 2030, almost 76 million Indonesians will join the so-called consumer class, a group of people who spend more than $11 (in 2011 PPP dollars) per day. This will cause the country to become the fourth biggest consumer market in the world behind the giants of the field – China, India and the United States.

4 Reasons to explore the Consumer Market Opportunities in The Philippines

An archipelago state which is home to more than 100 million people, the Philippines is gradually transforming into a burgeoning modern consumer market

Duterte Harry, the life and crimes of an elected Philippine president

‘Duterte Harry’ is the first published biography of the Philippine president, and tells of his lifelong addiction to killing. It is a chilling account of what can happen when unbridled populism goes unchecked.

Does Philippine Licensing Problems Offer an Opportunity to Thailand?

This regulatory regime has produced significant income for the country and continues to play a vital role in the Philippines economy.