28 Mar Emerging Trends & Investment in ASEAN
The SIIA was commissioned by leading European consultancy firm Actagon to identify key and emerging global trends and risks that were likely to shape the future of the business and investment landscape in ASEAN. The report was distributed during the inaugural Sweden-Southeast Asia Business Summit in September 2016.
In a world of slow growth and jittery markets, ASEAN economies have continued to outperform global norms. This report offers a number of insights into ASEAN and its key economies: global trends and decisions made by major powers, such as the Sino-Japanese rivalry and the US presidential election, are surveyed to understand how they can influence trade and investment relations in the region. This report also considers changes at the domestic level within ASEAN countries. ASEAN leaders are emphasising good governance, moving against corruption, and integrating into the wider ASEAN Economic Community (AEC). These commitments enhance the sustainability of investments and signal the region’s desire to join the global marketplace, altering the region’s business climate that companies have grown accustomed to.