Thailand has been ranked outside the top three ‘Best Countries to Invest in Asia for 2018’.
The popular InvestAsian website has published a piece by founder and investor Reid Kirchenbauer, noting how the best countries to invest are always changing.
He wrote how Thailand developed quickly during the 1990s, and that soon afterwards Vietnam saw its own phase of rapid progress in the 2000s.
“Both have since slowed down a lot though,” he said.
“Granted, they’re still growing faster than most of the world. The Vietnam and Thailand economies are now rising by around 5 percent and 3 percent per year respectively.”
“Not so bad, yet far from Vietnam and Thailand’s former rates which often exceeded 7 percent,” he added.
He added that just about every Asian economy is growing quickly, and that if you’re investing in emerging markets, you should target ones with higher potential than the rest.
The article singles out Malaysia as the best country to invest in 2018, where assets are selling at a steep discount, despite a generally strong economy.
Prime real estate in Malaysia is among Asia’s least expensive. You can buy a condo in Kuala Lumpur’s city center for under US$ 3,000 per sqm, which is even cheaper than less-developed cities like Hanoi or Manila.
Malaysian real estate prices are also among the lowest in the region though.
The article suggests that Malaysia is one of the best counties to invest in for 2018.
It also spotlights Cambodia and the Philippines as other countries to consider as the best countries for investments in 2018.
The author of the article, Reid Kirchenbauer, is the founder of InvestAsian. He’s also an accomplished stock trader and property investor in Thailand, Cambodia, and other places. He’s been featured in publications such as Forbes, Nomad Capitalist, Property Report Asia and Seeking Alpha.