The New Asia

Business Strategies for the Economic Region That Is Shaking Up the World

The articles below are extracted from The New Asia:  Business Strategies for the Economic Region That Is Shaking Up the World (Praeger Books, 2013), a new book by David James and Rajeev Merchant about the 16 Asian countries that are driving the explosive economic growth of Asia.  Here is the Preface to the book.

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Private Equity Investment in The New Asia

A growing source of capital flowing into Asia since the Asian financial crisis of 1997-1998 has come from private equity funds investing in companies and commercial property.

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Role of Trade Development Agencies in The New Asia

Many countries, especially those with developed economies or active in international trade, have trade development agencies that are established and supported by their governments.  These agencies play a significant role in the development of their economies in our globalized world.  One such agency is the Hong Kong Trade Development Council.

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Pursuing Opportunities in Asia

When pursuing international opportunities and interests in an Asian country, whether you are a non-Asian or an Asian from a diferent Asian country, there are some important pathways to follow.

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Entering Asian Markets -- Case in Point: Indonesia

The process of entering Asian markets for the first time -- or of entering markets of a different Asian country even after having successfully entered those of other Asian countries -- is always challenging.

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Opportunities China

Some people say that the larger the country, the more the opportunities and risks.  This can be said of China, but it is only the beginning of the story.  In China, opportunities and risks are heavily influenced by its history, culture, ambitions and government.

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Opportunities Japan

As the world’s third largest economy (after the United States and China), and the second largest in Asia (after China), Japan will continue to be the source of many opportunities for years to come.

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Opportunities India

When considering opportunities in India, it is well to note that India is unique in being one of the few truly democratic nations in Asia that is transitioning to a globalized market economy.

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