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Malaysia: Asia’s Hottest Transit Hub for Drug Mules

Since 2013, an estimated 425 Malaysian drug mules are detained globally in 19 different countries. Singapore has the largest chunk of arrests, with 175 Malaysian drug mules arrested since 2013. Next in the list is Thailand with 49, Australia with 34, and 21 for Japan.

Netflix Takes on Asia

In the last few years, Netflix has been taking the world by storm. Now, Asia is surely catching up on this global phenomenon as the company seeks to dominate market share and content from the region.

Asia Sees Increased Billionaire Population Growth

“Crazy Rich Asians” can never be more fitting to describe what is happening in this side of the planet financially. As of last year, Asia has already topped the charts in producing the most billionaires in the world, with North America and Europe trailing closely behind.

The Unbanked in Asia

Southeast Asia alone has 650 million unbanked individuals. Despite improving connectivity, many countries in Asia still show large percentages of the ‘unbanked,’ or people who simply do not have ownership or access to traditional bank accounts.

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