The PULSE July 2022

Thailand is gearing up to celebrate its annual Candle Festival in July. The event marks the beginning of Buddhist Lent and marks Buddha’s first sermon. The message here is “let there be light”. While the 2021 edition went virtual due to the pandemic, the country is throwing open its doors once again for the world to experience its rich cultural heritage.

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This is the July-2022 edition of our monthly newsletter, The Pulse, brought to you by ASEAN Business Partners. Our endeavour is to capture the trends and developments in this vibrant region to help you identify business opportunities in Asia.

In this edition, we focus on the Indo-ASEAN conference, Myanmar’s ongoing war, ABP’s executive search services, waste water management in hotel industry and ASEAN’s digital finance regulations.

Here is a glimpse:

  1. Indo-ASEAN ties (4-minute read): The Indo-ASEAN Special Summit led to a broader dialogue between the two regions to improve connectivity. Existing projects to improve road infrastructure could also get back on track.
  2. Myanmar Simmers (4-minute read): A year after the military took over in Myanmar, the junta has reneged on its promise to restore democracy. Businesses suffer, even as there is strong opposition to military rule.
  3. ABP executive search (2-minute read): Business leaders in ASEAN need many unique qualities to help them succeed in this volatile yet dynamic market.  ABP’s executive search services backed by its market experience and network can help companies hire the best.
  4. Hotel waste water management (6-minute read): Hotel industry in Thailand contribute to over 25% of the untreated waste water discharge. Sustainable practices such as waste water management are the need of the hour for Thailand and other Southeast Asian countries where the tourism sector is a huge employment provider. 
  5. Digital Finance in ASEAN (4-minute read): Spurred by spikes in demand for online commerce, ASEAN financial regulators are making room for more virtual finance in the economy. However, financial inclusion remains both a challenge and an opportunity.

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