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.
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.
Southeast Asia is at a turning point of economic development, and three powerful trends of demography, interconnection and technology will feed its growth in the coming years. This brilliant report analysed these forces through various comparative dimensions to provide valuable business insights.
Rapid economic and demographic growth will sustain a growing demand for oil and gas in Asia in the foreseeable future. This report from the Economist Intelligence Unit presents an overview of the market conditions, together with perspectives on the competition, challenges and opportunities for Asian and global oil and gas companies.
The access to reliable and affordable sources of energy plays a critical role in the economic development of any country. A report presented the challenges of Myanmar and Laos to manage their energetic resources and develop their economy in relation with their Southeast Asian neighbors.
Indonesia’s new president elect, Joko Widodo, aims at boosting Indonesia yearly economic growth to 7% by the year 2018. In this Bloomberg video, Alia Karenina reports on the several economic policies that will be put in place in order to stimulate exports, investments and infrastructures development.
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.
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.
Business Process Outsourcing – BPO – is becoming a major economic sector in the Philippines as cheap labor and widespread good English-speaking allow it to compete against India. Here are 3 videos that present the details of how BPO boosts the Philippines foreign revenues, changes workers lives and helps reshape the country.