Global Opporutunity Index

Global Opportunity Index: Global Investors’ Growing Focus on Asia

Sep 06, 2017

Asia is gaining attractiveness and stands out as the most prolific economic region for global investors in the new Global Opportunity Index. Hong Kong and Singapore remain on top of the ranking as the most desirable countries for investment, while Japan and Thailand undergo a particularly promising rise. 

Japan and Thailand made the biggest climb up among Asian developed and developing countries. When compared with the 2016 GOI, Japan moved up four ranks, while Thailand moved up 15 ranks.


The cost of doing business, and the region’s business-friendly institutions and standards have sparked investors’ intrigue in Asia’s emerging economies, while growing international trade connections, and stronger domestic demand from fiscal stimulus have driven the upward momentum of Japan and Thailand.

View the rankings on globalopportunityindex.org.