Energy investments in ASEAN are the order of the moment, especially for Gulf investors. The hunger for energy and need for energy security solutions in growing economies of the region brings ample opportunities.
The future outlook for affordable food supply in the world is bleak: A new norm of costlier food is setting in globally. Food imports for the more arid countries in the world , notably those in the GCC region, will become more challenging.
The economic rise of Southeast Asia has given vast swathes of the developing world increased disposable income to dine out more frequently and experiment with new tastes, such as KFC and burgers, writes Justin Calderon.
It’s time for the Gulf Cooperation Council to look East. Global capital is now ending up in Southeast Asia, a region identified as new investment haven with growth prospects unheard of at present times
Ironically enough, overweight countries can do a lot more for the future of underprivileged and famine-prone nations by changing their eating habits than by dropping some greenbacks off at a food charity.
Southeast Asian nations are more likely to export less food in years to come as their urban populations are growing, which increases domestic demand, puts a strain on food production and requires more resources.