Trade & Investment


Hollywood Continues to Turn to Asia and Is Seeing Big Rewards

by Alex Forster
More American movies are filming in Asia, which looks to be boosting revenues in those markets. Of the top ten international markets for American films in 2013, countries in the Asia-Pacific took five spots and combined for $10 billion in revenues.

Americans Increasingly Pursuing Medical Tourism in South Korea

by Alex Forster
Korea is relying on its soft-power assets to attract visitors, such as K-Pop stars and locations from popular Korean dramas in tourism videos. But over the past few years, medical tourism has proven to be a huge new draw for foreign visitors.

Houston to Get New Non-Stop Flight to Seoul

by Alex Forster
Houston, Texas will become the latest American metro area with regular flights non-stop to Seoul, South Korea, when the route opens in May. Houston will be the 12th American city with regular direct service to the Korean capital.

Vietnamese Coffee at the Smallest Town in the United States

by Sarin Ghimire
Joining East and West, Don Sammons, a Vietnam veteran who settled in and purchased the tiny town of Buford, Wyoming in 1992, has sold the town to a Vietnamese entrepreneur named Nguyen Dinh Pham.