Economy & Trade

26th ASEAN Summit sees Progress on AEC and FTA with Hong Kong

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The 26th ASEAN Summit was recently held in Malaysia on April 26-27. During the meeting, leaders from the member nations discussed the progress of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) and the ongoing free trade agreement negotiations with Hong Kong.

The Big Players in ​​ASEAN-Africa Trade

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The Asia-Africa Summit has been taking place in Jakarta over the past few days, with government officials from over 100 countries taking part. High-level dignitaries attending the event have included Chinese President Xi Jinping, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, and Indian Minister Sushma Swaraj, as well as heavy hitters from the smaller nations of both regions.

The Cost of Business in the Philippines Compared With China

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When considering where to locate, compare China to the Philippines, an ASEAN Tiger with a population of about 100 million and GDP of USD300 billion that has been performing well over the past few years. Here, we discuss how the country can fit into a firm’s business model.

May 2015 ASEAN Regional Meetings

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There are a number of important ASEAN regional meetings taking place in May, including the ASEAN-Japan Forum held in Cambodia, and the 28th ASEAN-US Dialogue held in Washington D.C.

The Cost of Business in Myanmar Compared With China

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The fifth part in our comprehensive look at how doing business in ASEAN compares with China, this time focusing on Myanmar.

The Cost of Business in Malaysia Compared With China

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The fourth part in our comprehensive look at how doing business in ASEAN compares with China, this time focusing on Malaysia.

City Spotlight: Investing in Jakarta

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Located on the northwest coast of Java, Jakarta is the capital of Indonesia and the largest city in the country. Strategically located in the archipelago, Jakarta serves as the gateway to the rest of the country. In this article, we the city’s key industries and opportunities for SMEs.

The Cost of Business in Laos Compared With China

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The third part in our comprehensive look at how doing business in ASEAN compares with China, this time focusing on Laos.

The Cost of Business in Indonesia Compared With China

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The second part in our comprehensive look at how doing business in ASEAN compares with China, this time focusing on Indonesia.

The Cost of Business in Cambodia Compared With China

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In Part One of our series comparing ASEAN nation business costs with China, we discuss Cambodia and how the country may fit into your China strategy.

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