In the past decade, impact investing has seen an exponential increase in emerging markets such as India, China, Philippines, and Vietnam – regardless of the risks involved. In this article, our Economic columnist attempts to identify the true driver of impact investment – a commercial opportunity for returns; or a Gen Zer’s guilty conscience?
Disrupted by unstable democracy protests and an unprecedented National Security Law, Hong Kong’s position as Asia’s favored financial hub is under threat like never before. Investing Columnist Leo Wang investigates the increasingly bleak future of “Asia’s World City” and the hopeful cities vying to replace her.
What if Nasdaq isn’t the dominant science and technology focused stock exchange? Investing Columnist Leo Wang explores the rise of Asia’s newest and most valuable market—one which also leads China’s counter against America’s technological and financial hegemony.
The Covid-19 pandemic has added fuel to the fire of The Retail Apocalypse. Some of our favorite brands have decided to close up shop. Yet, some seem to be thinking ahead. Our Economic Columnist discusses ways tech, fashion, and coffee giants are strategically pivoting during the peak of the retail apocalypse.
Travelers can now take advantage of unique vacation opportunities — for free. Senior Investing Columnist Sean Toobi breaks down the home exchanges domain and its growing popularity despite the recent struggles in the broader travel and tourism industry.
It’s no secret that COVID-19 has transformed the American economy. Manufacturing plants are shutting down, employees who can are working from home, and companies are struggling to stay afloat. Although many of these changes are temporary in such scale, they may be permanent in a smaller scale—i.e., some number of employees who were previously commuting to work will likely permanently switch to working from home after being introduced to this possibility.