After trailing regional economies for years, the Philippines is now often called a new Asian “tiger” with one of the fastest growing economies in the world. This series of infographics presents key demographic and economic data on the Philippines, as well as some perspectives with other ASEAN and world-leading countries.
Taken as a single entity, ASEAN represents the world’s third largest market and one the largest economy. Here are some infographics to dive deeper in international economic and demographic comparisons with the US, EU, China, Japan and India, as well as more details on ASEAN countries relative size and economies.
The Department of Statistics of Malaysia is dedicated to providing reliable statistics to inform social and economic actors of the country. With a useful website, it gathers and compiles up to date and historic data together with reports and other services to be freely accessed by anyone interested.
With deep-rooted ties that go back thousands of years, India and Indonesia have always been natural partners in culture, economy and politics. However, with the changing dynamics in Asia and the world, the two countries are looking to develop their exchanges and cooperation further and bring their relations to a new level.
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.
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.
Foreign Direct Investment – FDI – is a strong driver of economic development around the world and particularly in Southeast Asia, where high growth potential attracts more investors. These presentations review the different FDI regulations in each ASEAN coutry together with summaries of FDI volume and sectors data.
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.
The Malaysian government has released its eleventh economic development plan for the years 2016 to 2020. With ambitious economic objectives, the plan sets targets and defines some economic policies that will be implemented in the coming years, with the ultimate goal to make Malaysia a high income economy by 2020.
After years of slump, the Philippines is now one of the fastest growing countries in Asia. Multinational and local corporations are benefiting from strong macroeconomics and large untapped market to seize growth opportunities. Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala shares his views on opportunities and challenges of the Philippines.