Asia Investment Brief: BPO in the Philippines, Waste Management in India, and Vietnam’s Growth Forecast

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Our weekly round up of other news affecting foreign investors throughout Asia:

ASEAN BRIEFING

Business Process Outsourcing in the Philippines

The Philippines’ BPO Sector contributes nine percent of the country’s GDP. Learn more about the opportunities and challenges facing the Philippines’ BPO industry as it continues to register positive growth in 2017.

INDIA BRIEFING

The Waste Management Industry in India: Investment Opportunities

India generates roughly 62 million tons of garbage a year, and India’s waste management sector is expected to be worth US$13.62 billion by 2025. In part one of a three part series, this article uncovers the regulations governing waste management in India and opportunities for private sector participation.

RUSSIA BRIEFING

Russia Wants 50% of Economy Based on Entrepreneurial SMEs

Russia’s Prime Minister, Dmitry Medvedev, has stated in a report to the State Duma that he wishes the Russian economy to be driven by SMEs, stating that “Small enterprises currently account for a little under 20% of the country’s economy. This figure should be at least 50%, as in other developed economies.”

SILK ROAD BRIEFING

Iran Looks to Create Persian Gulf – Black Sea Trade Corridor

Iran has again expressed keen interest in developing a trade corridor between the Persian Gulf and the Black Sea. In this article, we talk about some of the leading geopolitical actors involved, including China, Pakistan, Bulgaria, and Turkey.

VIETNAM BRIEFING

Vietnam’s GDP Forecast to Grow at 6.5% in 2017

Vietnam’s GDP is forecast to grow by 6.5 percent in 2017 and at 6.7 percent in 2018, according to the 2017 Asian Development Bank’s Outlook report. Read more to learn which industries are primed for investment and to understand the macroeconomic conditions driving them.


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