Latest articles from Lawrence Yeo

View from Asia: Asian aerospace market flying high

Spending in Asia's aerospace and defence sector is skyrocketing, and looks set to continue its growth trajectory to support increased demand both in civil and military aviation. 

View from Asia: China still a big cog in 'factory Asia' machine

A slowdown in the growth of Chinese manufacturing output may suggest a dwindling dominance in this sector, but, on the contrary, China's importance remains strong. 

View from Asia: who will fill the infrastructure gap?

Asia's infrastructure deficit is a hindrance to local economic growth but represents an opportunity for foreign investors. 

View from Asia: it's a Millennial's world after all

Figures suggest that Asian Millennials should be top of companies' priority list when thinking about target markets.

View from Asia: trading zones and partnerships creating confusion

Special economic zones and their myriad offshoots, combined with the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Free Trade Area of the Asia Pacific, are making life harder for Asian corporates.

View from Asia: megacities in flux

The march of urbanisation continues in Asia, but sustainability is the real challenge.

View from Asia: don't get trapped in the hinterlands

The economic potential of Asia's second- and third-tier cities has been much touted, but the challenges of operating in such underdeveloped locations is often overlooked.

View from Asia: a bigger, better pharmaceutical industry

Asia's pharmaceutical industry is growing at a rapid pace, with demand among its population increasing too. 

View from Asia: Soft factors key in choosing a destination in Asia

When choosing destinations for investment in Asia, the soft micro-level information can often trump the hard macro-level information.

View from Asia: Growth slowing in 2015

Growth may be slowing in the Asia-Pacific, but the overall economy is still expected to expand in 2015. 

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