Are your bank’s foreign currency CDs worth it?

Are your bank’s foreign currency CDs worth it?

Dateline: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia I am constantly amused by what passes as an “alternative investment” or even an exotic investment in the western world today. Just a few weeks ago, I wrote about all of the positive developments for entrepreneurs and...
The world’s 5 most overvalued real estate markets

The world’s 5 most overvalued real estate markets

Dateline: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Look outside the large windows in my home here in Kuala Lumpur and you’ll see all kinds of developments going up. To be honest, spending almost all of my time in the emerging world has made me quite used to this kind of thing....
Georgia: one of the most capitalist countries in the world

Georgia: one of the most capitalist countries in the world

Dateline: Tbilisi, Georgia I’m staring at what must be a 10-ounce pour of sweet Georgian wine at my dinner table in Tbilisi. If US restaurants call 7-ounce pours “generous”, then I’m calling this (slightly over-chilled) glass a “Georgian pour”. That’s the kind of same...
What the richest country in the world looks like

What the richest country in the world looks like

Dateline: Doha, Qatar I’ve been on the move lately and, as a study in capitalism, I decided that I was going to visit the world’s wealthiest country. It may not come as a surprise that the world’s wealthiest country wasn’t as well settled until...