Why invest in the ASEAN region?

 

  • Presence of a big market form a population totalling to 560 million (Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Brunei, Vietnam, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Cambodia)

  • Annual combined GDP of almost $1,100B and a total trade of about $1,400B

  • AFTA (ASEAN Free Trade Area) is now in place, promoting the region’s competitive advantage as a single production unit with less tariff and non-tariff barriers among the member countries

  • The region charts the roadmap for financial and monetary integration in capital market development, capital account liberalization, liberalization of financial services and currency cooperation

  • Presence of a trans-ASEAN transportation network composed of major inter-state highways and railways, principal ports, sea lanes for maritime traffic, inland waterway transport and major civil aviation links

  • Interoperability and interconnectivity of national telecommunications equipment and services as well as travel networks