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Boosting the Philippine Economy through Sustainable Tourism

July 26, 2018 • EMERGING TRENDS, CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, SPECIAL FEATURES, Asia - Pacific, Climate Change & SocietyComments (0)

By Fernando Martin Roxas, John Paolo Rivera, and Eylla Laire Gutierrez Sustainability has become a concern in the travel and tourism industry. Stakeholders need to fully understand the issues, identify the root causes of the problem, and create interventions that will involve multiple sectors. However, understanding how sustainable tourism works is complex

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Tourism: the Philippines’ Next Growth Engine

July 25, 2018 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, SPECIAL FEATURES, Asia - PacificComments (0)

By Bernardo Villegas and Maria Cherry Lyn Rodolfo Home to some of the world’s finest tourist destinations, the Philippines can indeed achieve significant economic headway by fostering its tourism industry. Discover how Dutertenomics and the government’s

Ease of Doing Business Act – the key to the Philippines’ economic comeback?

July 25, 2018 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, Asia - Pacific, On Duterte and the Philippines, Top Investment DestinationsComments (0)

The Philippines has been vying for the ease of doing business act to be signed, and when it was on May 28, economists and business leaders are on the loose, trying to see if this act/bill will become the ultimate key to the country’s economic comeback.

Singapore’s Governance, Prosperity, and Future Challenges

July 24, 2018 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, SPECIAL FEATURES, Asia - Pacific, Governance & RegulationComments (0)

By Ian Austin The Singapore government post-GFC has moved to “anchor” in selected sectors and the peak MNEs within these designs for long-term national economic growth, and it showed how the national polity through the varying 2011 and 2015 election

Mainstreaming Islamic Social Finance

July 24, 2018 • FINANCE & BANKING, Asia - Pacific, Responsible FinanceComments (0)

By Ebi Junaidi and Primandanu FA Over the years, Zakah (mandatory alms-giving), waqf (Islamic endowment funds) and Islamic not-for-profit microfinance have been regarded as traditional and miniscule in importance. In this article, the authors present the

Singapore as an ASEAN Asset Management Hub

May 30, 2018 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, SPECIAL FEATURES, Global Giants, Editor’s Choice, Asia - Pacific, Global Capital Markets, Top Investment DestinationsComments (0)

By Francis Koh and Boris Liedtke Singapore like other ASEAN countries is also confronted with the universal challenge of retirement funding. Nonetheless, the authors argue that Singapore can address such headwind through a number of policy changes and that

The Koreas Unified and at Peace? – How about Syria, Iran and Venezuela?

May 9, 2018 • World Politics, International Relations, Editor’s Choice, Asia - PacificComments (0)

By Peter Koenig Peace – in the Koreas, is what the world expects; and Peace in the world is what humanity expects, the vast majority – 99.9% of the world population wants peace, but it’s the 0.1% that commands war and destruction, since war and

Cryptocurrency: Advancing Kazakhstan’s Economy and Investment?

March 28, 2018 • FINANCE & BANKING, Asia - Pacific, Banking Innovation, Global Capital MarketsComments (0)

By Samantha Brletich Aimed at developing markets, cryptocurrency, and attracting investment, Kazakhstan created the Astana International Financial Center (AIFC). Such move, however, is not a panacea for Kazakhstan’s feeble investment climate as it has to

Earn Billions in North Korea: Here’s How

March 27, 2018 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, World Politics, Asia - Pacific, Top Investment Destinations, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Shepherd Iverson This is not a parody for THE ONION, but a pragmatic proposal to reunify Korea with your money, in exchange for resource ownership, construction contracts, licensing agreements and temporary business sector and market monopolies in northern

Ensuring Olympic Success – After the Games

February 26, 2018 • Columns, Asia - Pacific, China, Dan SteinbockComments (0)

By Dr. Dan Steinbock As Olympic torch is moving toward emerging economies, it is time to come up with innovative solutions and appropriate cost controls to finance the games. In this commentary, Dr Steinbock assesses the rising economic costs and cost