Stretching from Myanmar to Vietnam, the Southern Economic Corridor (SEC) aims to further integrate the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). In this article, we look at the improved connectivity brought on by the SEC and how it is boosting trade and investment in Cambodia.
Established over 50 years ago, Thailand’s automotive sector has developed into the biggest automotive hub in Southeast Asia. In our latest industry spotlight, we highlight recent regulations in the sector and explore why R&D will be required to sustain competitiveness.
About 133.6 billion pieces of rubber gloves – 63 percent of the world total – came from Malaysia in 2016, as the Southeast Asian nation has carved a niche in the industry. Exports were worth an estimated RM 14.3 billion, continuing the country’s streak as the world leader in rubber glove production for over two decades running.
In 2015, Southeast Asia’s restaurant sales totaled more than US$100 billion, a market size equivalent to that of India or Brazil. ASEAN has accordingly been identified as one of the four key target regions for international expansion in the consumer foodservice industry for 2017.
Growth in Malaysia’s e-commerce market is projected to increase from 10.8 percent in 2016 to 20.8 percent in 2020 on the back of strong government support. As Malaysia approaches high income status, opportunities are rife for foreign investors looking to enter the rapidly digitizing country.
ASEAN’s real estate market has become one of the region’s most promising investment opportunities as increased growth and supporting demographics facilitate demand. Learn more about three of the region’s most promising opportunities for investment.
Read and download expert analysis from Cascade Asia Advisors’ latest publication, Manufacturing in Indonesia: new options, opportunities and challenges.
ASEAN’s sharing economy is growing rapidly and offers a multitude of opportunities for foreign investment. However, as many related services are the first of their kind, regulators within the region have been hard pressed to find the correct regulatory balance.
As the world’s largest archipelago, Indonesia is among one of the largest producers of aquaculture. In 2001, national aquaculture output ranked fourth globally and has since increased its export value to US $4 billion. Read more for an in depth look at investment opportunities and ways to optimize market entry.
Spurred on by domestic demand, the Philippine economy is performing best out of the ASEAN-5, according to the IMF’s latest Regional Economic Outlook (REO). Find out how the BPO industry is a part of this trend and will continue to fuel growth into the years to come.