With its advanced economy, highly skilled workforce and an ambitious development plan for the coming years, Singapore defines itself as a “Smart City”. This unique positioning in the region takes many forms, one of them is the introduction of autonomous taxis that are already being tested for an upcoming implementation.
Singapore’s Straits Times index – the main stock index of Singapore – is composed of the 30 largest public listed companies which greatly influence the economy of Red Dot, Southeast Asia, and the world. The following list presents these economic heavyweights and their activities, together with useful links.
The automotive sector is a major driver of the Thai economy with strong infrastructures and a vast network of small and large, local and foreign companies all along the car-production supply chain. A large hub in ASEAN and Asia, the Thai automotive industry is gearing towards a green automotive production base.
Southeast Asia is a powerhouse for the automotive industry in Asia and beyond with very attractive perspective for the coming years. The region presents the double interest of having large markets with important sales growth potential and important automotive manufacturing hubs to produce for Asia and the world.
To enhance the development of strategic industries in Thailand’s different regions, the Thai authorities have launched a series of policies to attract target businesses. With clusters for several sectors and throughout the country, incentives have been planned to promote industries in areas that present specific advantages.
The automotive sector is very dynamic in Southeast Asia, where Thailand has become a leading hub for car production. Matt Bradley, president of Ford ASEAN, explains the presence, interest and outlook of Ford in the ASEAN region, giving also a particular perspective on the automotive industry in Thailand.
Indonesia is a major market in Southeast Asia for the automotive industry, which consequently makes it a major market for the automotive parts manufacturers. This report presents the industry with synthetic analysis and infographics on the demand, production and policies for the automotive and auto parts industries in Indonesia.
Aerospace, automotive, construction, electronics, energy, software and some other industries heavily rely on engineering services. In another part of its series on the most dynamic sectors of Asia, the Economic Intelligence Unit presents the importance, dynamism and opportunities in Asian engineering services sector.