ASEAN Deal Approaches

In 2020, Southeast Asian countries are set to sign a trade deal that would cover 1/3 of the world’s gross domestic product. What is ASEAN?  The Association of South East Asian Nations was formed in 1967 to promote economic growth, peace and cooperation between members, amongst other goals.  Current member States include Brueni, Cambodia, Indonesia, […]

Jakarta traffic

7 Days, 1,000 Traffic Violations

Newly installed traffic cameras in Jakarta, Indonesia catch 1,000 moving violations during the first week in operation. Not every country interprets traffic rules the same way or enforces them to the same degree.  There are many countries in Asia where we recommend assignees hire a car and driver rather than make the necessary adjustments to […]

Hong Kong

Where are the World’s Most Competitive Economies?

According to the report from IMD Business School in Switzerland, Asia is home to the most competitive economies in the world. Singapore took the number one spot and Hong Kong sits at number two.  Both beating number 3 ranked US. The rankings, which started in 1989, assess 63 economies on 235 indicators. The gauges include […]