Business opportunities in ASEAN

Opening up a world of business opportunities in ASEAN

Why is ASEAN an opportunity?

Now more than ever, companies from all over the world are looking to ASEAN to expand their operations from within the bloc around Asia and globally.

Fast economic and trade growth
Digital growth
A sustainable recovery
ASEAN as a trade bloc is one of the top 5 economies in the world, with its GDP set to exceed US$4tn by 20251. Current exports total US$1.3tn, with forecasts predicting exports to rise to US$2.8tn by 2025, making ASEAN the world's fastest-growing trade bloc2, and is in the centre of the world’s largest free trade agreements including CPTPP and RCEP.
ASEAN is the largest digitally enabled population in the world with its eCommerce forecasted to grow to US$88 billion by 2025. In 2020 alone, 40 million people in Southeast Asia came online for the first time3.
ASEAN is one of the most susceptible regions in the world to climate risk and people are taking note; 58% of ASEAN issuers say environmental and social issues are very important to their organisation, one of the highest percentages among issuers globally4.

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How HSBC can help?

How HSBC's heritage and coverage across ASEAN can help with your business growth
Learn about HSBC’s heritage and coverage across ASEAN. Find out how we have supported our customer’s growth and our specific in-market offerings.

News and insights

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Find out the latest insights on ASEAN in partnership with Bloomberg
 Link to latest insights on ASEAN in partnership with Bloomberg

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Our ASEAN markets and connections

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