Though some countries present a better outlook than others, Southeast Asia is a very attractive region for real estate. Strong economic fundamentals, demographic dynamism, changing behaviors and the digital revolution bring new opportunities for various actors involved in the real estate sector.
ASEAN attracts a lot of attention from businesses and investors thanks to its high level of economic growth and a widening middle class. With the unfolding of the ASEAN Economic Community they will reap more and more benefits as the deepening regional integration eases business practices and creates new opportunities
Myanmar is the new frontier for business in Southeast Asia. A large and populated country just opening its doors to foreign companies and investors, Myanmar is rich with opportunities in many sectors. However, Myanmar also presents several technical and legal challenges to be managed and overcome by new comers.
Indonesia is the economic powerhouse of Southeast Asia, representing about 40% of its overall population and GDP, with a strong economic growth. With numerous business opportunities to seize, the Indonesia Investment Coordinating Board provides information to guide businesses and investments in 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.
With its political opening, Myanmar is also experiencing an economic boom in various business sectors. Though companies face many challenges in areas of workforce skills and infrastructures, the general outlook for business in Myanmar remains quite positive for the coming years, as elections should create further opportunities.
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.
Recognizing the achievements of ASEAN since its foundation on 8 August 1967, the 10 members of ASEAN have entered into the new common legal framework of the “ASEAN Charter” on 15 December 2008.