The Philippines has the fastest growing e-commerce markets in SEA.

Melita Breen Press Releases

The Philippines has the fastest growing e-commerce markets in SEA. 80% of SEA mothers are household decision makers for purchases. However, there has been a lack of quality products and services in the SEA e-commerce industry. edamama has recognized this growing need of mothers and has provided them with quality baby care products through a seamless, personalized shopping experience. They …

Inside The Philippines: May 2022

Melita Breen Press Releases

In this month’s inside look into the Philippines – IMF expects the Philippines to be the fastest growing among the ASEAN-5 in 2022. ADB sees robust domestic demand fueling Philippine growth in 2022 and 2023. PLDT offloads 5,907 towers for USD 1.5 billion in largest Philippine asset sale to foreigners. Voyager raises USD 210 million, becomes the Philippines’ second unicorn. …

Vietnam on way to become new global manufacturing hub

Melita Breen Press Releases

Hanoi – Vietnam is now on its way to becoming a new global manufacturing centre. At a recent Investment Promotion Conference in Vinh Phuc province, K.C Chen, Deputy CEO of Compal Vietnam Co., Ltd (Taiwan) outlined the operation of its 500 million USD laptop factory in Vinh Phuc. According to him, the company is currently a manufacturer for Dell, Google …

Foreign retail chains can be a new channel to sell abroad: insiders

Melita Breen Press Releases

Many Vietnamese firms are trying to display their products in foreign supermarket chains to sell them abroad, but it is not an easy task, according to insiders. Hanoi-Many Vietnamese firms are trying to display their products in foreign supermarket chains to sell them abroad, but it is not an easy task, according to insiders. To Huynh, a leading member of …

Innovation attracts large venture capital

Melita Breen Press Releases

This year will be pivotal for the next stage of development of innovative enterprises and Vietnam’s digital economy to attract investment capital. Hanoi – This year will be pivotal for the next stage of development of innovative enterprises and Vietnam’s digital economy to attract investment capital. The Vietnam National Innovation Centre (NIC) and the venture capital firm Do Ventures Vietnam …

Too Much Doom in the Room

Nick Ferres Vantage Point Articles

As we often note, a behavioural episode is typically characterised by; a rapid and violent movement in price; focus on a single story; and occasions when price is potentially inconsistent with fundamentals. The first element – rapid price action – helps distinguish something from a cyclical, emotional or short term overreaction and a legitimate fundamental structural problem. The single story …

PM requests developing transparent, sustainable capital market

Melita Breen Press Releases

How to develop a safe, transparent, effective, and sustainable capital market to ensure macro-economic stability is the focus of a conference held under the chair of Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh on April 22. Hanoi – How to develop a safe, transparent, effective, and sustainable capital market to ensure macro-economic stability is the focus of a conference held under the …

Inside The Philippines: March 2022

Melita Breen Press Releases

In this month’s inside look into the Philippines – Metro Manila and 38 other areas further ease COVID-19 restrictions. Philippine Government begins COVID-19 vaccination of children aged 5 – 11. Local startups close various funding rounds led by international investors. Data centers viewed as among the high growth areas in the property sector. Citicore debuts the first renewable energy REIT …

Cognitive Dissonance

Nick Ferres Vantage Point Articles

From our perch, it is plausible that markets are experiencing a phase of cognitive dissonance on inflation and policy risk. Cognitive dissonance is the perception of contradictory information that causes stress when two actions or ideas are not psychologically consistent with each other. The prevailing bias appears to be that the conflict in Europe suggests that the Federal Reserve less …

Three Fintech Startups I Admire

Melita Breen Clients in the News, Press Releases, Ripa

Fintech (financial technology) has always been synonymous with Singapore, Hong Kong, New York and other major financial hubs of the world. These hubs also have some of the best fintech startup ecosystems in the world with heavy investment, incubators/ accelerators and public-private partnerships fuelling their boom. However, over the last decade, New Zealand has become known for its growing fintech …