Labor Trends in the Philippines, Hiring Women in India, and FDI in Vietnam – Asia Investment Brief

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Labor Market Trends in the Philippines

The Philippines is among Asia’s premier labor markets. The country houses a large and growing young population with a median age of 23, a vital demographic advantage that can be leveraged with proper investments in education and infrastructure.


Why Businesses in India Should Hire More Women

Today, industry estimates show that women in India only make up five to six percent of directorships at most listed companies; this after amendments to the Companies Act mandated at least one woman on company boards.


Aqtau Port, Kazakhstan’s Caspian Sea Belt and Road Window to Europe

While Kazkahstan’s Khorgos Inland Port has generated the majority of media attention concerning Kazakhstan’s Belt and Road connectivity, it is the nation’s recently upgraded Aqtau Port (also known as Aktau) that is really the strategically placed vital component.


Vietnam: Recommendations for FDI Strategy for 2020-2030

Vietnam’s Ministry of Planning and Investment and the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a sister organization of the World Bank recently released a report with recommendations focusing on FDI attraction strategy for 2020-2030, which is a major component of Vietnam’s 2021-2030 socio-economic development strategy.

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