August 10, 2016

Heavy debt burdens in Asia show no sign of abating as another shipbuilding company, and this time a Chinese one, defaulted on its debt obligations this week.

Wuhan Guoyu: defaults on RMB...

May 5, 2016

 

New research by Tractus, the consultancy, shows that China’s competitiveness as a manufacturing base may not be what it was once thought.

 

Comparisons between the US and China in terms o...

September 4, 2015

Four Asian countries feature in the IMF's rankings of the top five countries facing severe demographic pressure from shrinking working-age populations in the next fifteen years. 

 

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August 2, 2015

Vietnam has emerged as one of Asia-Pacific’s hotspots for corporate investors. Ranked by the Financial Times as the top global location for greenfield investment, Vietnam attracted $7.4...

July 2, 2015

The latest industry trends update from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) show a solid uptick in air industry profits for companies operating in the Asia-Pacific region. 

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May 18, 2015

The Economist’s Asia Business Outlook Survey for 2015 reveals that rising labour costs offer the greatest threat to corporate profitability for companies operating in China in 2015....

March 20, 2015

From now to 2020, manufacturers migrating westward from China's eastern provinces will benefit from cheaper labour costs but will still face fast-growing wage inflation in those province...

March 15, 2015

The International Labour Organization’s 2014 Wage Report for the Asia Pacific region shows rapid growth in wages compared to global averages, wide differences in wage levels in the regio...

March 13, 2015

The outlook for working age populations over the next 80 years in the Asia-Pacific region look most favorable in The Philippines, Malaysia, India and finally Indonesia, according to long...

March 10, 2015

According to estimates by the Boston Consulting Group, China’s steel sector has 181 million tonnes of overcapacity, equivalent to 70% of total production in the European Union and nearly...

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