Philippines: New sheep in the bull market

Living in Asia for as long as I have, I've gotten used to the stares that tend to follow the out-of-place foreigner. But every once in a while the context that they come with throws me off. Last week I got to go on a small tour of the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE), the second-fastest …

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Cambodia: Phnom Penh 6 years on

Six years have past since I last visited Phnom Penh on that sultry Halloween day in 2006, and, like myself and personal point of view, much of the city has undergone a noticeable amount of change. When I wrote about the dusty Cambodian capital last, I painted a picture of a place rife with "machine …

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Myanmar: Has the former pariah state crossed the diplomatic Rubicon?

Possibly the last significant "frontier economy" in Asia, Myanmar's choice to slide down the totem pole of tyranny has led to rekindled economic relations with the West, most recently the US, which now allows businesses to invest in the country after a 15-year hiatus. Today I wrote a blog post for investvine.com, the news portal …

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Colombia: Ground with gusto

Stepping out of the tower next to the Colombian Stock Exchange in northern Bogota, I walked in search of a bank down a clean-swept sidewalk seamlessly covered in mid-morning shade by a few of the columns of earth-tone brick buildings that so define the city’s skyline. I had been increasingly in need of an ATM that …

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