ASEAN is at the center of the dynamic Asia Pacific region. In recent years, ASEAN has increasingly drawn the attention of global investors. The extensive young labor force and cheap land can attract an enormous amount of foreign investments, especially for labor-intensive industries. In particular, we conduct in-depth analyses of Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia, and compare them in terms of business environments, growth potential, and investment opportunities.
The Boao Forum for Asia 2018 was held between April 8th to 11th at Hainan Province, China. The theme of this year forum was “An Open and Innovative Asia for a World of Greater Prosperity”. China president Xi Jinping gave the opening speech at the opening ceremony. Governor Yi Gang announced measures for further financial sector opening-up.
The first session of the 13th National People’s Congress (NPC), and the first session of the 13th National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), collectively known as the “two sessions, which to be held in March are of particular importance on 2018, as the country has officially announced its entry into a new era.