Category: Insights

Who Are the Investors in Top Fintech Companies in Southeast Asia?

Financial technology, or colloquially referred to as “fintech,” is one of the fastest-growing industries in Southeast Asia’s booming technology sector. Indonesia, Vietnam, and the Philippines are emerging players. In this article, you will see an overview of some of the top fintech companies in Southeast Asia, including their key shareholders and investors. You will also see […]

How to Build a Lean Emerging Markets Strategy

Doing business in developing economies can be a challenge even for larger companies. Emerging markets are unpredictable and what works in one market often doesn’t work in another. However, the key to success here is to use your resources wisely and find strategies that fit emerging markets. We have put together this article to show […]

Southeast Asia Economic Outlook 2018

Given its growing population and above world-average GDP growth, the ASEAN-5 have closed down a remarkable year, proving an overall positive outcome for Southeast Asia economic outlook. For example, economy in the Philippines now grows faster than in China. Read this blog post for an overview of the Southeast Asia economic outlook and use variety […]

Using Employer of Record Service For International Expansion

Today’s digitally advanced society unlocks tremendous opportunities for doing business. Namely, outsourcing non-core business processes. In this article, we focus on the employer of record service which is part of the ‘next-generation operating model’. We also explain, why you might want to consider using it in order to improve your business. Employer of record definition […]

Due Diligence in Emerging Markets – Do Your Homework

Emerging markets offer great business opportunities. However, there will always be unknown variables that can become turning points for your business. How to be better prepared for these occasions? In this article, we talk about the importance of due diligence in emerging markets. What is due diligence Due diligence is the process of investigating your […]

6 Reasons Why You Should Outsource Payroll in Indonesia

Managing your company’s payroll internally can be quite a headache. Especially in emerging markets where laws and regulations are often changing. Even the slightest mistakes in accounting can eventually cost a lot of money.  We have put together this article to give you six reasons why payroll outsourcing can be more efficient for your company than […]

Using Importer of Record Service to Import Goods to Southeast Asia

The governments highly regulate import to most countries in Southeast Asia. As a foreign resident or a company, you would first need to set up a company and apply for import licenses before you could start importing. Depending on the product and the market, this could all take up to 3-6 months. Fortunately, there is […]

9 non-core activities you should outsource when expanding to emerging markets

Outsourcing is a popular way for corporations to reduce expenses, increase flexibility and acquire additional competencies. However, it is also an effective way for expanding to emerging markets. In this article we will show you why outsourcing should be an integral part of your market entry strategy. Either thinking of Indonesia, Vietnam, the Philippines or […]

Choosing the Best Market Entry Strategy for Emerging Markets

The key element of successfully entering a new region is choosing the best market entry strategy. There are many different opportunities for doing so, from foreign direct investment to indirect methods like using a distributor or licensing. The biggest mistake of market entry strategies is not having it or assuming that what worked in other markets will […]

Staff Augmentation: A lean way to enter emerging markets

One of the best ways to understand whether and how to enter a new market is to test it out first. Setting up a new legal entity and hiring local teams is needed for running full scale operations but it doesn’t have to be the first step of entering new market – that’s where staff […]