The operating differences and regulatory differences all serve as reminders of the need for investors to conduct research and give careful consideration to any investment before adding it to their portfolios. This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. The Forex Market The regions of Asia are divided into developed and developing economies. Thank you This article has been sent to. Different than Western Developed Markets Asian financial markets, particularly within developing economies, Asian and european stock markets still generally less mature and less regulated than markets in America or Europe.