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    Breaking the Mold: FDI Opportunities in ASEAN’s Plastics Industry

    With ASEAN’s rapidly developing middle class and subsequent increased consumption of plastics, the sector’s production rates have witnessed a steady nine percent annual growth over the recent years – presenting a new FDI opportunity.

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    The Philippines: The New BPO Capitol of the World?

    Earlier this year, Tholons, a leading US-based strategic advisory firm published a report that placed Manila ahead of Mumbai for BPO outsourcing – indeed the country has become a top destination for investment in the BPO sector.

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    Sparking Excitement: Investment Opportunities in ASEAN’s Electronics Industry

    Conditions are ripe for investment in ASEAN’s electronics industry. Global demand has risen by an average of nine percent over the past five years, and the AEC and TPP will offer investors new opportunities in the sector.

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    Logging On: New Internet Cable Boosts Myanmar’s Connectivity with Neighbors

    Earlier this week Jiang Zhengxin – vice general manager of China United Telecommunications Corp. –revealed that the company has been contracted to construct China’s first international undersea internet cable linking China and Myanmar.

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    Prevention Not Cure: Understanding Online IPR in ASEAN

    E-commerce in ASEAN today is relatively underdeveloped. However, a study undertaken by AT Kearney predicts that as purchasing power parity in the region increases and internet penetration spreads, online retail in ASEAN markets could rise by around 25 percent annually.

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    Grounds for Investment: Opportunities in Southeast Asia’s Coffee Industry

    Southeast Asia has an ideal climate for coffee cultivation. While Vietnam has traditionally led the way for coffee production in ASEAN, other countries in the ten-nation bloc are steadily growing as coffee exporting nations. In this article, we provide an overview of the coffee industry in these countries.

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    Choosing an Investment Location in ASEAN’s Booming Automobile Industry

    Automobile manufacturing and production has skyrocketed in the past years, most notably in Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, and Malaysia. In this article, we outline the primary differences between the markets and their implications on foreign companies looking to invest in the industry.

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    Philippine Aviation Industry Sees Strong Growth

    While 2014 was not a particularly good year for the aviation industry in Southeast Asia, the Philippines was an important exception to the wider trend. In a report released by CAPA, a global aviation think-tank, which looked at 18 airlines, it was found that out of the six airlines that were able to generate a profit in 2014, four of them were based in the Philippines: Philippine Airlines (PAL), Cebu Pacific, Tigerair Philippines, and Philippines AirAsia.

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    USA, New Zealand to Take Indonesia to WTO on Import Restrictions

    The US and New Zealand have asked the World Trade Organization (WTO) for a dispute settlement panel to examine Indonesia’s wide-ranging restrictions on horticulture and animal imports.

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    ASEAN Case Study: The Auto Industry and GM

    With the ASEAN Economic Community going into effect at the end of this year, many companies are now seriously considering moving their operations to the region. However, the question remains as to where in ASEAN to base your business. As such, it is helpful to consider corporations that have made the move to ASEAN in the past and to try and understand their reasons for doing so. We delve into GM’s expansion into the region and provide snapshots of their operations in a few key countries.

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