Qatar in its drive to explore investment and co-operation opportunities in Southeast Asia has now moved closer to finalise a bilateral investment agreement with the Philippines at a value of around $1 billion.
There is a lot of talk about the Philippines becoming the next success story for business and investment in Southeast Asia, based on assumptions the country might have overcome its damaged economic culture.
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.
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.