Market Insights

Asia Perspective’s Market Insight reports are issued throughout the year and feature hot business topics and recent developments within emerging Asian markets.

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Should European Companies be Worried about Money-Laundering in China?
Anti-money laundering and - terrorist financing obligations are based on international standards. The aim of the regulation is global compliance with common customer due ...
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Can Good Reputation Become a Risk in China Business?
Reputation management has been put on the agenda of nearly every company board over the past few years, and its importance is unanimously acknowledged ...
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The Rise of China’s Second-Hand Car Market
By the end of 2015, the Chinese owned approximately 172 million cars, and the country maintained its position as the world’s largest car market ...
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Myanmar: The Continued Rise of an Emerging Economy
Back in 2011, Myanmar experienced a transformative political election which resulted in significant economic strides. In 2015, power changed hands once again. Under the ...
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The Road Ahead for Clean Energy in China
Starting with the release of the previous five-year plan, the Chinese government has continually re-articulated its commitment to cleaner energy. The 2011 five-year plan ...
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Looming Housing Bubble in China’s Real Estate Market
China’s volatile housing market has generated a great deal of debate over the past few years. Through 2014 and 2015, the real estate sector ...
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Healthcare in China: Lack of Substantive Change But Increasing Opportunities for Foreign Investment
The Chinese healthcare sector continues to develop at an extraordinary pace, with health care spending expected to top $1 trillion USD in 2020. China ...
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China’s Increasing Appetite for Imported Food and Beverages
Thanks to its rapid growth in recent years, China has emerged as the world’s largest consumer market for food and beverage (F&B), surpassing the ...
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The New Silk Road: The Attraction of Rail Freight Between China and Europe
Increasing labor costs close to the large freight harbors and improved collaboration across key land borders resulting in a decrease in the freight time, ...
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China’s Non-Ferrous Metals Industry Stands Strong in the Face of Global Storms
Although the global market for non-ferrous metals is not promising, China is taking actions to revive the market. As the recession continues unabated, the ...

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