Vietnam: The Next Frontier in Asia's Luxury Real Estate Market

Vietnam: The Next Frontier in Asia's Luxury Real Estate Market

Activity in the luxury real estate market is surging in Vietnam, mirroring a booming economy that posted a 7.38% year-over-year increase in GDP in the first quarter of 2018—the country’s strongest in a decade. In Hanoi, plots in Starlake City, a multimillion-dollar planned community of luxurious villas and landed homes featuring a lake, international schools […]

Seoul, Singapore have fastest 4G in East Asia

Seoul, Singapore have fastest 4G in East Asia

Mobile analytics company OpenSignal has looked at the 4G download and upload speeds in major cities of East Asia to see how they stack up against one another. Topping the list in a close battle for first are Seoul and Singapore, at average download speeds of 45 Mbps and upload speeds of more than 14 […]

Billionaire Ambani Topples Jack Ma as Asia's Richest Person

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Putin, Trump and North Korea: The Road to Washington Leads Through Asia

Putin, Trump and North Korea: The Road to Washington Leads Through Asia

US President Donald Trump’s and Russian President Vladimir Putin’s upcoming summit in Helsinki—the first since Putin’s election in 2013—follows on the heels of Trump’s recent historic summit with the DPRK’s leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore. This upcoming summit is no mere accident, and reflects a strategic calculation on the part of Putin; his timing […]

Lonely Planet names Asia's best destinations for 2018

Lonely Planet names Asia's best destinations for 2018

(CNN) — Often referred to as South Korea’s “second city,” coastal Busan has taken a giant step out of Seoul’s shadow. Lonely Planet just named it the number one destination on its 2018 Best in Asia list. Busan, about a 2.5-hour journey from Seoul, is the country’s second largest city and a popular summer destination […]

Freeman Asia Interns Blog About Life Abroad

Freeman Asia Interns Blog About Life Abroad

July 9, 2018 Chaepter Negro ’19 operates an automatic planter during orientation at the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) of the Philippines. BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — From the bustling streets of Tokyo to the lush greenery of a farm in rural Philippines, Illinois Wesleyan University students are immersing themselves in the lives and cultures of people halfway […]

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