Dr. Bill Belew
Issue IV - July 4, 2006
Introduction by Mr. Stolyarov:
Dr. Belew brings us results of a Probitas investor survey on the most
attractive regions in Asia to invest in. Japan is at the top of the
list; it seems that Japan is finally out of a 15-year economic
slump; globalization is a rising tide that lifts all boats, and the
availability of new Asian markets has created higher demand for Japanese
goods and services and hence an increased willingness to invest in them.
Probitas surveyed investors
earlier this year about their views on which geographic regions in Asia
are most attractive.
Here are the results:
7. Southeast Asia - 2.4%
6. Australia - 3.9%
5. Korea - 4.9%
4. PanAsianFunds - 14.1%
3. China - 15.1%
2. India - 16.1%
Number 1 was
1. Japan 18.5%
Japan is back; its economy is growing, and investors see it as the
best bet these days.
So, where in Asia do you plan on investing?
Dr. Bill Belew is a former Intelligence
Officer for a Destroyer Squadron. He lived 20 years in Japan, where he
started a language school for Japanese
Dr. Belew teaches classes for a vocational school and online for a
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