With slowing growth in China and India, all eyes are now on the emerging Southeast Asian economies which are showing resilience not only towards these two large trading partners, but also towards the EU debt crisis.
The common question arising among all ASEAN member countries is how to become well integrated to be able to enjoy benefits from each other and, at the same time, to avoid harming or exploiting local markets.
Qatar`s sovereign wealth funds is seeking a license under China's Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor (QFII) programme to invest $5 billion in the country. The amount is far above the current cap of $1 billion.
The dispute over the South China Sea is no longer limited to regional claimants and could threaten the stability of the entire Southeast Asia region, if diplomatic efforts between China, the Philippines and the US fail.
Currency movements can make a significant effect on real estate returns, especially with the Euro area continuing to cause uncertainty in global markets. Property experts take a look at ten Asia Pacific office markets.