HSBC Navigator - Age of Ambition for SEA

High growth and rapid change for China’s Southeast Asian firms

In the wake of the pandemic, the economies of the region are making a rapid recovery and returning to positive economic growth. Chinese companies see strong opportunities both in catering to the rising consumer needs of the growing Southeast Asian middle classes, and in servicing their own supply chain needs for the domestic Chinese market.


of expected growth in SEA by Chinese companies next 12 months

1 in 3

Companies plan to invest 10% of their operating profit towards digitisation of their SEA business

3 in 10

companies plan to invest more than 10% of their operating profit in sustainability over the next 12 months

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