If you’re an international jet-setter and are contemplating relocating (temporarily or permanently) to another area for work then it only makes sense to look at countries with emergent potential. In other words, rather than simply evaluating the current career / business situation and leaving it at that, one should also seek out emerging business opportunities and evaluate trends to find better ways to invest their time, money and energy. Naturally, the last thing you should do is move to a territory where things are on the decline, of course. That’s why we’ve put together this handy list which should be able to point you in the right direction with regards to international business and career opportunities (in 2014)…
Clearly China has been a nation on the rise for quite some time, with loads of travelers and foreign workers seeking to capitalize on its upcoming successes. However, with all the recent moves by BRICS nations to detach from the US dollar and various other agreements being struck on what seems like a daily basis, it’s looking increasingly more lucrative by the minute. There are loads of opportunities in China in nearly every area imaginable, in fact, especially if you’re a potential investor who’s looking for a way to make a quick buck here or there.
Naturally, as with any major move there could be problems, especially if you find yourself at odds with China’s Communist state government or (as a foreign investor) have problems with your home country’s regulations. For instance, the recently discussed FATCA significantly affects US investors who have or might place funds in international accounts, etc. This is further compounded by the uneasy relationship the US (and the Federal Reserve) seems to currently have with the new BRICS alliance, which again, seems to be seeking a complete decoupling from the dollar. In order words, invest at your own risk where the rewards are potentially high and the negative effects may be sudden, unpleasant and / or come out of nowhere.
There are a number of reasons why South Korea has recently been at the top of emerging business opportunity lists in 2014, namely that they are boosting cooperation with Mekong nations and just passed a $40 billion dollar stimulus package (designed to boost their economy). Aside from this, S. Korea has been doing rather well on the business end with many of their companies performing quite well at the top or alongside market leaders.
Despite all the horrific news pouring out of the country because of the downing of two of their flights, Malaysia remains a rather hot commodity on the international business circuit in 2014. Taken with territories like Singapore and others, Malaysia remains one of those destinations which you frequently see financial luminaries and magnates either investing heavily in or even moving to. If you want to learn more about foreign investing in Malaysia, click here.