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.
With the 2015 budget of Singapore came an increase of the personal income tax rate to 22% for the highest income. In this interview, Singapore Second Minister for Trade and Industry S. Iswaran gives some insights on the objectives of the Singaporean government’s fiscal policy and strategy for investment, redistribution and funding.
The election of Joko Widodo has marked an inflection in Indonesian politics which could also bring new solutions for its infrastructure needs, endemic corruption and growing inequalities. This report provides some perspectives on how to approach business and investment in this new Indonesia.
The ASEAN Economic Community is attracting a lot of attention from local and foreign businesses thanks to its huge potential, yet several challenges need to be tackled to make the AEC a success… A panel of specialists from the public and private sectors share ideas about the AEC’s opportunities and difficulties still to be managed.
2015 will be a critical year for ASEAN as the ASEAN Economic Community will officially be launched by 31 December 2015. Much has been accomplished towards the achievement of this milestone, but people and businesses still need to embody and benefit from the ASEAN community.
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.
The healthcare system of Singapore is widely recognized as one of the best in the world, while also being quite cheap. In this very clear video, Healthcare Triage presents the Singaporean healthcare system with its public and private dimensions, government regulations and policies, together with comparisons with other countries.
Vietnam is a wolrd-leading producer and exporter of coffee beans. But the country is also home to a solid culture of consuming hot and iced coffee. Here are some details on the coffee consumption habits in Vietnam as well as an overview of the production of coffee beans and challenges of the industry.
The Philippines is revolutionizing its public transports, gradually implementing the use of electric vehicles in order to reduce pollution. The replacement of iconic “Jeepneys” and motorized tricycles aims at helping to clean the atmosphere for the Filipinos and fostering the development of new industries.
In a recent report, the World Bank presents an overview of the economy of the Philippines: from macro-economy and finance to human welfare and development indicators. With analysis of current economic policies, disaster recovery as well as future perspectives, this document will provide valuable information to business leaders, economic analysts, investors and policy makers.