Some people believe that The Economist magazineis the greatest magazine in the world. It is required reading for every aspiring entrepreneur. The scope of reporting spans the globe, from the Tamil Tigers in Sri Lanka to the furniture industry of North Carolina. But it is the back few pages of each edition, called ‘Weekly Indicators’, that are the most important for globally oriented entrepreneurs. Using either the magazine itself or the website http://www.economist.com/markets/indicators/, study the following information and answer the questions below.
In these challenging times, entrepreneurs can take advantage of opportunities in the Asia– Pacific region. Every entrepreneur reading this book will one day be dealing afar and anear. Just consider the potential in the top Asian countries with combined populations of 2.5 billion. Add to that another 1.7 billion in South Asia, a whopping East Asia & Pacific GDP of $22 trillion buying more than 65% of Australia’s exports. Two-thirds of the emerging middle class resides on Australia’s doorstep. With self-promotion and education, Asia-Pacific entrepreneurs — even more so than entrepreneurs from Europe or America — are in a great position to leverage their skills and capitalise on a greater understanding of and insight into Asian cultures.… Read the rest “Top ten countries for Asia-Pacific entrepreneurs”