March 22nd, 2017

EU and ASEAN to resume negotiations on a bilateral FTA

ASEAN, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam.

Ten years ago, the European Union (EU) and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) started the talks for a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between the two sides. However, two years later, the talks were discontinued as the EU instead wanted to conduct bilateral negotiations with ASEAN’s individual states. Until now, the EU was able […] by
March 17th, 2017

Myanmar – a green field in the center of ASEAN

ASEAN, Commercial, Energy, Manufacturing, Myanmar.

Myanmar is one of the least developed countries in Asia with both unique opportunities and considerable obstacles for foreign investors. It can be seen as one of the last green fields in the most dynamic economic region in the world ready to be shaped in all sectors of public life and business. This publication aims […] by
March 10th, 2017

Pessimistic view of Thai people on the country’s economic conditions

ASEAN, Commercial, Thailand.

Most Thailand citizen believe that the country’s economy has not improved or only improved slightly in 2016 as compared to the year before. This is the result of an option poll conducted by the Thailand National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA).The poll was conducted in December 2016 with participants of different education and occupation background. […] by
March 9th, 2017

Vietnam – The biggest market for beer in Southeast Asia

Commercial, Vietnam.

With the consumption of 3.4 billion liters of beer in 2015, Vietnam is the biggest market for beer in Southeast Asia and ranked third in Asia after Japan and China.Enormous demandStatistics show that in 2008, Vietnam was the Asian number 8 on beer consumption. However, 7 years later, Vietnam has climbed up the ladder and […] by
March 6th, 2017

Vietnam to host APEC 2017

ASEAN, Vietnam.

The 2017 APEC summit will be held in Da Nang city in this November with the participation of Asia-Pacific economies leaders. With the theme ‘Creating a new momentum and cultivating the future’, the event will include discussions related to economic cooperation, trade and investment within the Asia-Pacific region.The priorities of 2017 APEC discussions were identified […] by
March 3rd, 2017

ASEAN celebrates 50th anniversary

ASEAN, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam.

As a kick-off for the 50th anniversary of ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations), the organizations´ Foreign Ministers´ Retreat has been held on Boracay Island in the Philippines.Since its foundation in 1967, ASEAN´s scope has developed way beyond the initial goal of economic collaboration within the region. Today, ASEAN fosters the development of its members […] by
March 1st, 2017

Dynamic Vietnam!

ASEAN, Vietnam.

An Index created by JLL called City Momentum Index (CMI) places Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi on the top of the world’s most dynamic cities.The Index examines 42 variables, which can be placed into three major groups: 1. Short-term momentum; 2. Commercial real estate momentum and 3. Long-term fundamentals.Based on the scores, Ho Chi […] by
February 27th, 2017

Chinese economy’s 5 risks which could affect Vietnam and the world

ASEAN, Vietnam.

2000: The dot-com bubble will remain high-tech sector’s issue. 2007: The mortgage crisis will remain banking sector’s problem. 2012: Greek debt restructuring will remain Greek trouble. 2016: The Chinese economic transition will remain a Chinese issue.These statements were mentioned by renowned economists and analysts during the times of generally positive economic developments. However, we know […] by
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