Despite being geologically blessed, the Philippines remains one of the most challenging places in Asia for foreign miners. Accounting for nearly 20% of GDP in the 1970’s, after decades of neglect by successive governments, mining now accounts for less than 2% of GDP. Since the mid 90’s the government has…
As Thailand’s energy needs increase and the Cambodia’s nascent oil and gas industry matures, there is increasing pressure from many quarters to see the dispute between Thailand and Cambodia settled.
The appointment of Dr Piyasavsti Amranand- a strong willed and reform minded government insider – as President of Thai Airways International (‘THAI’) marks a potential turning point for a company which has historically been riddled with political infighting, patronage and poor performance compared to its regional peers. In taking up…
In a note to customers this past week, KGI published their estimates of the impact that recent Thai-Cambodian tensions have had on the on the Thai economy and stock market. KGI have estimated that the impact on Thai GDP to date has been negligible given the limited value of international…
Laos, with its abundant natural resources has often been touted as one of Asia’s final frontiers for miners. Nevertheless, challenges remain in dealing with government in one of the poorest nations in Asia. Below is a brief insight into the industry, regulatory framework, and some political risk considerations for investors….
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