Even though it is a developing area, Southeast Asia is already home to tens of billionaires who have built business empires across the region. Having grown their companies by working with their families or as sole entrepreneurs, ASEAN billionaires are at the head of some of the largest corporations of the region.
Thailand has the second biggest economy of Southeast Asia and its capital, Bangkok, is one of the largest cities in the world. With unique sights of monuments and Thai architecture, numerous skyscrapers and a dynamic urban development, Bangkok presents an attractive landscape for real estate developers and investors.
With one of the highest level of income per capita in Southeast Asia, Malaysia has expanded its real estate sector to provide housing, office and commercial properties to a growing middle class. The largest urban areas have attracted most investments, but recent economic and political change modify the property landscape.
Singapore’s Straits Times index – the main stock index of Singapore – is composed of the 30 largest public listed companies which greatly influence the economy of Red Dot, Southeast Asia, and the world. The following list presents these economic heavyweights and their activities, together with useful links.
The 30 largest corporations of the Philippines weigh very heavily in the country’s economy, and further, in Southeast Asia and the world. Together forming the PSEi index, the main stock index of the country, they have been regrouped in this handy list that presents each company and its activities, together with useful links.
The 50 largest public listed companies of Thailand, components of the SET50 index, are important actors in the economy of Thailand, Southeast Asia and beyond. With a brief presentation, sector, and logo of each company, this useful list provides information and links to the company’s website and its stock quote.
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.
Aggregated in Malaysia’s FBM KLCI index – the main stock index of Malaysia -, the 30 largest public listed companies individually and collectively influence heavily the economy of Malaysia, Southeast Asia, and the world. This handy list presents these economic giants and their activities, together with useful links.
With one of the fastest growing economies in Asia and a large population, the Philippines is a promising market for real estate companies. Manila, the capital, concentrates many investments as local property developers outbid each other to pull the market higher in all categories: office, residential, retail and hotels.
As in the rest of Asia, Philippine real estate is currently in a very positive trend. With strong fundamentals, a large population and fast growing economy, the Philippine property market is also driven by oversees Filipinos sending money home, strong domestic demand and the dynamic BPO and tourism industries.