ASEAN

China’s One Belt One Road Projects in ASEAN

October 24, 2018 | by Alex Hang - Global Research and Analysis Team

ASEAN Members Require USD 2.8 Trillion to Meet Infrastructure Investment Needs in 2016 - 2030  The ASEAN Master Plan on Connectivity 2025 was adopted in September 20...

Indonesian Data Centres: Could Stronger Privacy Regulations Raise Foreign Interest?

July 16, 2018 | by Alex Hang - Global Research and Analysis Team

Indonesia’s commercial data centre (DC) market is highly underpenetrated and has significant potential for growth, given the large enterprises in the country and their ever-increasin...

Thailand’s Expanding B2C E-Commerce: Who Will Benefit Amidst Intense Competition from Social Commerce

July 4, 2018 | by Alex Hang - Global Research and Analysis Team

 Thailand’s B2C e-commerce market was the largest in ASEAN in 2016, valued at around THB 703 billion (USD 19.6 billion), 12.0% higher than the second-largest, Malaysia's. During 2012...

Intra-ASEAN Trade Analysis

June 19, 2018 | by Alex Hang - Global Research and Analysis Team

 The Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) comprises 10 members: Brunei, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. The diverse cultu...

ASEAN Region M&A Review

February 9, 2018 | by Alex Hang - Global Research and Analysis Team

  The ASEAN region started losing its M&A momentum to the USA and Europe in 2011. M&A transaction volumes in ASEAN as a percentage of the global aggregate fell to 5.2% ...

Malaysia Announces Budget Draft, Looks to Provide Generous Amount of Development for Infrastructure and Regional Areas Amidst the Country’s Favourable Economy

November 9, 2017 | by Alex Hang - Global Research and Analysis Team

During 16–31 October, Indonesia estimated its growth rate for 2018 at 5.4% YoY within the budget that it recently established for the next financial year, with the government predict...

Indonesia Continues to Lower Interest Rates; Vietnam Records Over 7% GDP Growth for First Time in Seven Years

October 6, 2017 | by Alex Hang - Global Research and Analysis Team

During 16–30 September, amongst the participating countries in ASEAN, the central banks of Indonesia, Thailand, and the Philippines each held monetary policy meetings, and Indonesia’s second...

ASEAN Macroeconomic Trends: Malaysia and the Philippines Undergoing Rapid Growth; Indonesia Lowered Interest Rate

September 8, 2017 | by Alex Hang - Global Research and Analysis Team

 Of the critical macroeconomic indicators released for the ASEAN economies from 16–31 August, Thailand, Malaysia, and the Philippines announced their real economic growth rates (GDP ...

ASEAN Macroeconomic Trends: ASEAN Economy Expected to Exhibit Steady Growth in 2H 2017

August 30, 2017 | by Alex Hang - Global Research and Analysis Team

 “ASEAN Macroeconomic Trends” is a new series of SPEEDA reports released once every two weeks, compiled by Takashi Kawabata, our Chief Asia Economist. With macroeconomic indicators a...

ASEAN in the Aftermath of Brexit

July 29, 2016 | by Alex Hang - Global Research and Analysis Team

Asia remains largely unscathed by the Brexit vote. However, the worst case scenario of a break-up of the EU could have serious repercussions for the global economy, including Asia  ...

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