Rich diversity united in Asian heritage

Rich diversity united in Asian heritage The region is a melting pot of ethnic groups, religions, languages, literature, music, festivals and art. The ASEAN region has a diverse cultural heritage with the mingling of ethnic groups, religions and languages. While there is great diversity manifested in language, religious rituals and cultural practices, art literature and… Continue reading Rich diversity united in Asian heritage

Family-friendly, cosmopolitan good life

Family-friendly, cosmopolitan good life ASEAN hosts some of the world’s most interesting, safe and global cities, which are a big draw for expats. The ASEAN region has some of the world’s most liveable cities as voted through several global rankings. From Singapore to Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Bandar Seri Begawan and Manila,… Continue reading Family-friendly, cosmopolitan good life

ASEAN Free Trade Area has eased tariff barriers

ASEAN Free Trade Area has eased tariff barriers The trade bloc is almost entirely a duty-free region for most products. ASEAN member countries have made significant progress in lowering intra-regional tariffs through the Common Effective Preferential Tariff (CEPT) scheme for AFTA. More than 99% of the products in the CEPT Inclusion List (IL) of ASEAN-6,… Continue reading ASEAN Free Trade Area has eased tariff barriers

ASEAN governments empowering digital future

ASEAN governments empowering digital future Region offers huge potential for global online service providers. With a potential customer base of more than 650m people, the ASEAN region holds great promise for global digital platform providers as online access and incomes steadily rise in the region. Mobile-broadband subscriptions and internet usage now reach more than half… Continue reading ASEAN governments empowering digital future

Warning! Challenges for foreign players

Warning! Challenges for foreign players Despite the advantages, several Western companies fail to get a toehold in ASEAN. For all its attractions, many European and American companies who enter ASEAN markets fail. Many of them are unable to make headway in the chaotic markets in Asia. They do not take the right decisions decisions, they are unable… Continue reading Warning! Challenges for foreign players

ASEAN regional bloc is business-friendly

ASEAN regional bloc is business-friendly ASEAN member countries strive to complement each other in supporting investors. ASEAN is committed to an excellent investment climate for businesses. Aside from each countries’ individual initiatives, the region offers an investment framework aimed at enticing investors and helping those doing business in the region. Newer member countries attract more… Continue reading ASEAN regional bloc is business-friendly

Welcome to the economic powerhouse

Welcome to the economic powerhouse ASEAN economies, poised for robust recovery with 6% real GDP in 2021, as per GlobalDataGrowing , confirms that ASEAN has a lot to offer to the global investors. With a population of over 655 million, GDP at US$ 3 trillion and GDP per capita at US$4849 according to TradingNomics’s Quarter 3-2020 data, ASEAN has… Continue reading Welcome to the economic powerhouse

An economic community focused on regional integration

An economic community focused on regional integration The ASEAN Economic Community is collectively the 7th largest economy in the world and is building stronger networks The establishment of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) in 2015 was a major milestone in the regional economic integration agenda in ASEAN, offering opportunities in the form of a huge market… Continue reading An economic community focused on regional integration