Chris Devonshire-Ellis, Dezan Shira & Associates

Chris Devonshire-Ellis, Dezan Shira & Associates

Stories by Chris Devonshire-Ellis, Dezan Shira & Associates

Measuring Business Costs: The Stir-Fried Prawn Index

When it comes to making comparisons across Asia, and especially the various regional economies, a difficulty is in choosing a commodity familiar to all within this massive region.   Typically, housing prices, cost of labor and even mobile phone penetration or the famous Mars Bar Index are used to demonstrate how economies and regional prices vary against the same