Asia’s rising influence in the world is the result of a staggeringly large population hungry to modernize. As Asian economies develop, their booming middle class wants all the material goods we Americans now enjoy. Take a look at the numbers you will understand why Asia offers such opportunity. The United States has a population of about 303 million people. Now take a look at Asia. China 1.3 billion, India 1.1 billion, and Indonesia 231 million.
After World War II, Japan was pretty much like China is today. It wasn’t overly industrial and most of their citizens were poor peasants. In the decades that followed, Americans invested in Japan growing it into the second largest economy in the world behind the United States. Japan has less than half the population of the US. Just imagine the potential of a China with more than four times our population!
All those people will have the ability to buy a lot of stuff over the coming decades. Just imagine the new markets opening up. Most people in the USA already have a cellular phone, computer, car, etc. Not so in China and India. People there want all the things we take for granted. They also need infrastructure as they modernize. Asian governments are increasingly healthy with huge cash reserves earmarked for public works projects. It makes the meager American market look like a laughable drop in the bucket.
There are all sorts of ways you can profit from an emerging Asia. They are simple and accessible if you know how to find them. It can be as easy as investing in an Asian mutual fund. If you are more ambitious you could make business contacts and import or export. You could get a degree making you attractive to companies doing business with Asia. You can travel to Asia seeking opportunities or move there temporarily to teach English or work with a company making money there. It's all up to you.
The purpose of EMERGING DRAGON is to point you in the right direction and get you started. We help you understand the constantly changing and often confusing Asian market with the latest insider tips.