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The State of the Vietnamese Stock Market
The hottest story off the presses in the global economy focuses on a country that until recently has had a market capitalization smaller than that of Krispy Kreme doughnuts. Vietnam has since then emerged from its cocoon, and its markets are on fire. In the last year, its stock market index surged 145 percent. In just the first two ...Read Full Article
The State of Labor Migration in South East Asia
Migration of people to other countries in search of employment has occurred throughout history, and is by no means a new occurrence. This phenomenon has become prevalent in Southeast Asia. In the Philippines for instance, human resource is the main export. In just the year 2000, more than 1 million Filipinos left home to seek work abroad as sailors, maids, ...
Thai Baht Gains Value, Thailand Loses Exports
Over the past several years, the Thai baht has been gaining strength against the US dollar. The baht is reaching highs that have not been seen since the 1997-1998 Asian Financial Crisis. Recently, the baht has traded at 33 to the US dollar1. This appreciation has a direct effect on exports, which accounts for about 60% of the Thai economy2. ...Read Full Article