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Welcome to the ASEAN Economic Community

Welcome to the ASEAN Economic Community

Since 31 December 2015, the ten ASEAN member countries have officially launched the long awaited ASEAN Economic Community. With this important milestone, Southeast Asia sets its eyes towards new heights of development and a more integrated region that will gain in global competitiveness. Continue reading

Open Data Philippines

Open Data Philippines: the official data hub

To provide a better access to official data and work towards more transparency, the Philippine government has created a website to centralize the country’s official information and statistics. With this objective, the portal Data.gov.ph allows people and businesses to consult varied, accurate and well-structured data. Continue reading

Indonesia's economy overview

Indonesia’s economy overview

Indonesia has been one of the fastest growing economies of Southeast Asia for several years, and so it remains in 2015. Other positive results in poverty reduction, governance and abundant natural resources compensate certain negative aspects in Indonesia and challenges to apprehend in several key sectors. Continue reading

Vietnam startup scene

Vietnam startup ecosystem

With a young population showing a highly entrepreneurial spirit, Vietnam is home to a growing startup ecosystem. Well-versed in programming and hungry for success in the growing Vietnamese middle-class, a new generation leads Vietnam to become a regional hot spot for tech entrepreneurship. Continue reading

Vietnam economy strengths and challenges

Strengths and challenges of the Vietnamese economy

Vietnam is one of the successes of Asia with consistently high GDP growth, strong exports and manufacturing sector, and a growing openness to business. Though it also faces challenges, especially in the public and financial sectors, Vietnam has many underlying strengths in support of very positive long-term perspectives. Continue reading