Growing a company beyond its original country is a dream for many business owners and managers. Relating their experiences from expanding their businesses out of their original base in the Philippines, two business leaders share their stories, insights and tips for those interested in growing their companies abroad.
The transition of Vietnam to an emerging market economy goes along several changes in habits and income of its population. With increasing spending, modernization of medical practices, improvement of the healthcare system and the development of technologies, numerous opportunities arise in the Vietnamese healthcare sector.
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.
With the opening of Myanmar’s economy, the healthcare sector has important difficulties to tackle to provide access to more and better services for a larger part of the population. In this transition, the country also presents very interesting opportunities for healthcare businesses and professionals.
With the world’s third largest population and a comparatively low, but growing, Internet connectivity, Southeast Asia is an upcoming market of interest for e-commerce. Still in its infancy, the ASEAN e-commerce market presents many growth opportunities for businesses ready to face its challenges.
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.
Foreign Direct Investment – FDI – is a strong driver of economic development around the world and particularly in Southeast Asia, where high growth potential attracts more investors. These presentations review the different FDI regulations in each ASEAN coutry together with summaries of FDI volume and sectors data.
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 Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore – IDA – is the government agency in charge of developing information technology and telecommunications in Singapore. IDA supports citizens and companies to assist them in learning, using and developing the information technology eco-system of Singapore.
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.