There are an estimated 200,000 Filipinos working in Qatar, or roughly 10 per cent of the population. Filipinos commonly find jobs as construction workers, domestic helpers or in the hospitality and tourism industry.
Islamic banking is growing in Malaysia at a rapid pace. Inside Investor sat down with Y.Bhg. Dato' Hj. Mohd Redza Shah bin Abdul, CEO of Bank Muamalat and President of the Association of Islamic Banking Institutions Malaysia to learn about the sector's driving forces.
Despite Singapore being one of the few AAA-rated Asian countries, its strong reliance on trade and exports means that the economic performance of its larger US and European counterparts cannot be ignored.
The latest data from the General Statistics Office of Vietnam indicates that inflation in Vietnam accelerated to 2.2 per cent in September over August 2012, the fastest pace that had been seen in 16 months in the country.