Tony Fernandes, CEO of AirAsia, gives his views on ASEAN and its integration further into the ASEAN Economic Community in 2015. In this interview by Maria Ressa of Rappler, he expresses his ambitions and concerns about ASEAN, highlighted through examples on tourism and air transport, media and entertainment.
The commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility – CSR – is an acknowledgement by companies that they are part of their social and natural ecosystem, and that they should protect it and help it thrive. Within its small means, ASEAN UP today takes a small step to foster CSR in ASEAN and further.
ASEAN UP has reached a milestone by publishing its first 50 resources for business in ASEAN. We are proud that our project is starting to take off and we profit by the occasion to come over the website and review the resources it offers, as well as some upcoming new features.
The International Finance Corporation and the World Bank have teamed together to build a useful website for all Small and Medium Enterprises that gathers and provides information on economic data, laws and regulations for almost all countries of the world and covers most important topics to start and manage a business.
Malaysia is well on track with its economic plan to reach the objective of becoming a high-income country by 2020. With ambitious goals, the country is expected to achieve its new status and increase recognition from other regional and global economic powers. Doing so, it will also become an economic powerhouse in Southeast Asia.
This video from the Wall Street Journal presents the back story behind the opening of Myanmar and the role of the business and entrepreneurs community. With many opportunities and some challenges for doing business, Myanmar presents several areas of interest for entrepreneurs and companies willing to invest and trade.
In need of doing business in ASEAN or Asia? Singapore is one of the most convenient places to start a business, both in terms of administrative easiness and fiscal attractivity. Here are some official guides to help you in the process.
Here is a very beautiful animation video by the TMF Group that presents the opportunities and challenges of doing business in Indonesia, the world’s fourth most populous country with a strong economic growth.