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Justin Calderon

Justin Calderon is a research analyst for Inside Investor based in Manila, Philippines. His work has been featured in The New York Times, Newsweek (Japan), CNN Travel, GlobalPost, Global Times and The Nation (Bangkok). Living in and out of Asia since 2006, Justin spent two years in Shanghai working for a popular B2B magazine. He also hunkered himself down in Taipei for two years to teach English and study traditional Chinese characters. He is a Mandarin and Thai reader and speaker.
Women could sow greater food security


Empowering women to reach their full potential in the agriculture sector could create unleash greater productivity, a report released by the Asian Development Bank...

Another sign Japan loves the Philippines


Japan and Philippine relations just got a whole lot cozier. Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met Philippine President Benigno Aquino III on July 25 to...

A push for tertiary education


Interview with Kolej IGS CEO Pg Hjh Fatimah Pg Setia Jaya Pg Hj Abd Momin

Forget Myanmar, Mindanao is the final frontier


Myanmar has hosted so many conferences, forums and summits thus far in 2013 that it’s starting to become nauseous from its newfound popularity. About twelve...

Halal search engine gains notoriety


A new site, Halalgoogling, has launched a search engine that is says is compliant with Shariah law in a effort to provide an alternative...

Indonesia, Cambodia outlook most “positive” for US businesses


One may employ a woeful amount of red tape and have poor political stability, while a strongman has helmed the other since 1985, eroding...

Spotlight: The TPP’s ASEAN impact


Exclusionary trade treaties are the weapon de jour of geopolitics. In the race to form the most comprehensive, tightly knit world order, the US...

Mandalay to become “logistics hub” for China, India


Chinese businessmen in Mandalay, often found cradling a cup of tea on a restaurant veranda during hot afternoons, have been doing so for years....

Sustained Philippine GDP boom dependent on manufacturing


As Philippine President Benigno Aquino III preps for his mid-term State of the Nation Address, the grand majority of the archipelagic country, despite breakneck...

Mindanao roads: Better access to farms needed


The Philippine Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has dedicated over a quarter of its 2013 budget to infrastructure development on the island...

World Bank cuts financing for coal


On July 16, the World Bank held a closed-door meeting that marked a crucial moment for climate change. Led by World Bank President Dr Jim...

Malaysia bourse records 45% higher Q2 profits


Bursa Malaysia, the country’s bourse, has raked in 45.2 per cent more profits for the second quarter year-on-year, as trade momentum continues to build...

What President Aquino needs to address on July 22


For a man brought up in shadows cast by two presidential parents, Philippine President Benigno Aquino III has managed to successfully carve his own...


Singapore’s Energy Market Authority (EMA), a unit of Temasek Holdings, is competing with Exxon and Royal Dutch Shell to stockpile LNG, Bloomberg has reported. Temasek...

14-year-old girl buys car for boyfriend in China


In Zhengzhou, the capital of Henan province in interior China, a 14-year-old girl has done what she believes was the only thing left to...

Smaller the better for Japanese cars in Indonesia


Indonesia’s rising middle class is getting hungry for mobility. But not all carmakers are making it in the race to capture one the world’s...


McDonalds announced on July 16 that it would open its first restaurant in Vietnam, awarding the franchising rights to the son-in-law of the country’s...

Philippines’ agricultural basin held back by poor roads


The Philippine island of Mindanao, source of eight out of 10 agri-commodity exports in the country, may not be the first notion that pops...