Heineken’s challenge is to keep glass half full

August 1, 2016

The Dutch brewer's operating profit was strong, thanks to stellar Asian growth. But first-half revenue fell short of expectations. Headaches in Africa show that its reliance on emerging markets comes with a snakebite of currency, macroeconomic and geopolitical hazards.

Cambodia must solve two big problems for takeoff

April 23, 2012

Cambodia’s stock exchange opening shows the country’s relatively friendly attitude to foreign investors and markets. But meeting the needs of a rapidly growing population and reducing corruption stand in the way of the rapid growth other Asian tigers have delivered.