Reposted from Canada.com
By Gary Lamphier, Postmedia News
With Europe in crisis, the U.S. stuck in first gear and the so-called BRIC markets in a funk, one might think the days of double-digit stock market gains are history.
But despite the serious challenges facing the global economy, some of the more exotic foreign-equity markets are on a tear this year.
Unfortunately, most are in underdeveloped parts of the world where only the most adventurous investors typically dare to tread.
I`m talking about countries like Vietnam, Pakistan, the Philippines, Kenya and Colombia generally known as “frontier” markets in investment parlance. More…
Reposted from InvestorPlace
By Dan Burrows, InvestorPlace Contributor
The global slowdown has places like Vietnam, Turkey and Colombia looking more attractive
What do Colombia, the Philippines, Egypt, Turkey, Thailand and Vietnam all have in common? Their stock markets are on a tear this year, delivering total returns of anywhere from 12% to 27%.
They’re also so-called frontier markets, which, while open and investable to mom-and-pop investors, carry special risks. More…
Reposted from the Manila Standard Today
By Lailany P. Gomez
The Philippine Travel Agencies Association said it will explore tourism potential between the Philippines and Cambodia.
The organization will go on a five-day business trip to Cambodia this week to hold separate meetings with Cambodian Minister of Tourism Thong Khon and local counterparts. More…
Reposted from Foreign Policy
By Marco Breu and Richard Dobbs
It’s clear that much has changed in Southeast Asia since the Vietnam War. Over the past 25 years, Vietnam has transformed itself. In 2007, Vietnam became a full-fledged member of the global economic community through its membership in the World Trade Organization. It has become a magnet for foreign investment and is evolving rapidly from an agricultural economy to one focused on higher-value manufacturing and services. More…