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.
Southeast Asia is a critical market for the global energy sector with an important production of fossil fuels and a rapidly growing consumption of fossil fuels and electricity. At a challenging time for energy and global growth, the integration of power in ASEAN could also bring new opportunities for the region.
The ASEAN Economic Community fosters great hopes for many businesses, especially multinational corporations – MNCs – that are well-positioned to benefit from it. Gathering reviews from several MNCs’ leaders across Southeast Asia, this report provides hands-on, regional insights accross several industries.
The ASEAN Economic Community integration heavily relies on the development of trade and investments in Southeast Asia. With clear successes towards freer movements of goods and capital, here is official data on trade and investments between ASEAN countries and with their other global partners.
ASEAN UP recently published its 100th resources for business in Southeast Asia! As the project continues to unfold into a (hopefully!) useful platform for businesses and professionals of ASEAN, we would like to take some time to share some views about business in ASEAN and the ASEAN UP project.
In this video, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong shares political and economic views on many subjects: US-Asia trade, the rise of China, Southeast Asia and Singaporean perspectives, ASEAN integration… Interviewed by J. Stapleton Roy of the Woodrow Wilson Center, he presents insightful analysis on Singapore, Asia and the world.
At the Asian Financial Forum 2014 in Hong Kong, a workshop examined the opportunities and challenges of the upcoming ASEAN Economic Community. Summarizing the most interesting comments, this video highlights not only general opportunities but also presents key interests for Chinese and Hongkongese businesses.
This report by the Economist Intelligence Unit examines the Free-Trade Agreements – FTA – in South-East Asia and their real usefulness for business. With a lot of feedback from professionals involved in international trade, it will help companies and governments apprehend current and upcoming FTAs.
Despite recent clashes with China that made the headlines in the media, some very positive economic and financial factors have attracted a lot of capital in Vietnam. In this Bloomberg video, Rishaad Salamat asks Don Lam of Vinacapital about the fundamentals and outlook for the Vietnamese economy.
A series of challenges affecting China, Thailand and Vietnam have attracted investments in factories in Cambodia, stimulating the economy, the rise of wages and development of skilled labor. This video from Bloomberg presents the interests and benefits of the developing manufacturing sector in Cambodia.