Asia’s exporters roll-up their sleeves

Asia’s competitiveness is slipping. The region is losing market share in global trade and the impact on trade flows and current accounts has significant implications.

Asia infrastructure shortfall

Asia’s great migration is changing the face of the continent’s cities on an unprecedented scale.

More than a dozen US, European and Asian retail brands set up shops or expanded existing operations in the Philippines in 2013, adding to a surge in retail-oriented construction activity. Rising disposable incomes are set to make the country an attractive market for foreign retailers, but investment requirements will continue to restrict the expansion of foreign participation in the sector.