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Investing in ASEAN 2022 | 2023

With its young population, abundant natural resources, and fast developing digital infrastructure, Southeast Asia is set to become one of the world's largest single market by 2030. The 10th edition of "Investing in ASEAN" looks at the exciting economic prospects and opportunities for businesses to expand in the region.

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A 3D view of Southeast Asia: demographics, digitisation and dynamism

Investor optimism is riding high in the region, fuelled by three distinctive factors.

HSBC Navigator: SEA in Focus

Our latest report captures the sentiment of more than 1,500 companies from six of the world’s largest economies that are either doing business in Southeast Asia (SEA) or planning to do so.

ASEAN and Australia – ever closer ties

Trade between ASEAN and Australia flow in both directions, with economic ties growing closer.

ASEAN and China – realising Asian economic integration

The launch of RCEP and evolving investment flows look set to further strengthen the strong economic links between ASEAN and China.

Why global businesses need a Southeast Asia strategy

With vast opportunities available, Southeast Asia is fast becoming an attractive destination for growth.

ASEAN in Focus

Check out our latest economic updates on the ASEAN markets.

Connecting EU and UK Businesses to Growth Opportunities in ASEAN

As businesses look to expand trade and investment in Southeast Asia, industry and government leaders from Europe and ASEAN discussed the latest trends, trading environment and investment opportunities for businesses to leverage and thrive in the ASEAN region.

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Investing in ASEAN 2021 | 2022

ASEAN’s strength comes from its diversity and this creates vast and varied business opportunities. Strategically located in Asia, ASEAN is well positioned to serve as the hub for regional and global multinational companies. As a community, ASEAN Member States are working together to create an environment for businesses to thrive, and the ongoing focus on free trade agreements (FTAs) enhance the region’s competitive advantage as a premier destination for trade and investment from companies around the world.

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Start of a New Era

As we look to a new era of business and trade we sit down with HSBC experts to get their views and outlook for business in Asia Pacific, including how they are rebuilding to adapt to the new normal and what the recent signing of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) means for businesses across the region.


  • Frederic Neumann, Co-Head of Asian Economics, Global Research, HSBC
  • Stuart Tait, Regional Head of Commercial Banking, Asia-Pacific, HSBC
  • Tony Cripps, Chief Executive Officer, HSBC Singapore

The latest on ASEAN regulations

ASEAN presents a diverse regulatory landscape. Managing the sources and uses of cash in this environment has been a challenge for most organisations. HSBC highlights fluctuations to be aware of.

In partnership with The Economist Group

At HSBC, we have been helping businesses create opportunities in new places and helping new relationships flourish for over 130 years. Our selection of articles and videos in partnership with The Economist Group respond to potential opportunities by examining a sample of key initiatives and emerging themes.

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