Combined, ASEAN forms one of the fastest growing economic powerhouses and is one of the world’s top five economies, behind the US, EU, China and Japan.
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"Automation has made supply chain stickier than the past."

Source: The Economist Intelligence Unit


"By 2014, the cross-border data flow contributed $2.8 trn to global GDP."

Source: Mckinsey Global Institute


"Healthcare spending in the ASEAN region will increase 70% by 2025, reaching US$ 740 billion."

Source: World Economic Forum


ASEAN’s next-wave cities on the rise

Southeast Asia’s urban areas contain about one-third of the region’s people, but contribute to around two-thirds of its economic activity.

Thailand, Vietnam and the evolution of ASEAN manufacturing

Adopting Industry 4.0 could boost ASEAN's regional productivity by about US$600 billion by 2025

How to successfully expand your business into ASEAN

SMEs seeking to move offshore should find local partners to reduce the risks of expansion.

The business case for investing in smart

What do Davao City, Singapore, Phuket and Ho Chi Minh City have in common? They're on the frontier of building ASEAN's smart cities.

How to power up your company's mobile strategy

90% of internet access in ASEAN happens on mobile phones. What do businesses need to know about this growing opportunity?

Unlocking the world's most connected consumers

With the most engaged internet users in the world, ASEAN's e-commerce players are stepping up their game towards regional integration.

Understanding ASEAN countries and opportunities in a snapshot

How do ASEAN member countries fare in their business environment, economic performance and technological readiness?

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