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A Quarter of Global Fish Production

Of the world’s top ten largest fish producers, four are from ASEAN - Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, and The Philippines
Source: Invest in ASEAN
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Electronics Sector on the Rise

High quantities of the world’s consumer electronics like televisions, radios, computers and cellular phones come from the ASEAN region. More than 80% of the world’s hard drives are made in ASEAN.
Source: Invest in ASEAN
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The Travelling Consumer

ASEAN is the world’s 3rd largest in number of flights, domestically and internationally. 50% of arrivals in ASEAN countries are from other ASEAN countries.
Source: Economist Intelligence Unit 2014
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The Rapid Connection of 600 Million People

Five ASEAN countries rank among the world's 50 most connected nations
Source: Comtrade: IHS, World Trade Organization: Telegeography: World Bank: McKinsey Global Institute analysis
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A Boom in the Trade of Medical Devices

ASEAN’s medical device market, which was worth about US$4.6 billion in 2013, is expected to double to US$9 billion by 2019
Source: Pacific Bridge Medical.
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Foreign Ownership

ASEAN has registered considerable progress in loosening the restrictions on foreign ownership of companies in the financial services sector, with 75% ownership now possible with minimal red tape.
Source: McKinsey Global Institute Analysis
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Vehicle Sales

The 5th largest single marketplace for vehicle sales in the world is ASEAN.
Source: Economist Intelligence Unit 2014
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8th Fashion Capital in the World

Singapore is ranked as the 8th fashion capital in the world, and 2nd in Asia, next only to Hong Kong
Source: Global Language Monitor
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The ASEAN Expansion of International Retail Brands

6 out of the top 10 countries where international retailers intended to open stores in 2014 are in ASEAN
Source: CBRE Group Research
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Biggest Automotive Market

ASEAN is forcasted to become the 6th biggest automotive market globally by 2018
Source: Frost & Sullivan
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Medical Tourism becoming a Niche Sector in ASEAN

Thailand’s health tourism is worth about US$ 2 billion and receives 40% of medical tourist arrivals in Asia
Source: Invest in ASEAN
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High Smartphone Penetration

Singapore has the fourth highest smartphone penetration in the world and 73 percent of its population online and is the most mobile payment ready member state, followed by The Philippines, Malaysia and Thailand.
Source: McKinsey & Company, Understanding ASEAN: Seven things you need to know
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ASEAN - Large Producer of Commodities

90% of the world’s crude palm oil, 70% of all natural rubber, and a quarter of the world’s rice is grown in the region.
Source: Economist Intelligence Unit 2014
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World's Second Largest Facebook Users

ASEAN is the world's second-largest community of Facebook users, behind only United States
Source: McKinsey & Company, Understanding ASEAN: Seven things you need to know
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Emerging and Important Electronics Exporter

Vietnam has emerged as an important electronics exporter, with E&E products overtaking coffee, textiles and rice to become the country’s top export item in 2012, as well as capturing a six percent share of the computer and telecom equipment market
Source: Asean Briefing
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One of the Largest Electronics Assembly Bases in Southeast Asia

A world leader in production of hard drives, integrated circuits, and semiconductors, Thailand is also ASEAN’s largest production base in the electrical appliances sector, the world’s second largest producer of air-conditioning units, and is the fourth largest for refrigerators
Source: Invest in ASEAN
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The Largest Cargo Airport in the World

The Changi Airport in Singapore is the largest cargo airport in the world. It handles 2 million tonnes of cargo annually, services 6,500 weekly flights, and connects 240 cities in 60 countries
Source: Invest in ASEAN
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A Big Producer of Cars, Trucks & Buses

In 2013, ASEAN became the world’s seventh largest producer of cars, trucks and buses – an increase over the previous year of 4.99%.
Source: Economist Intelligence Unit 2014
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Mobile Penetration Rate

Mobile penetration rates in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia went from less than 5% to more than 70% in less than a decade
Source: McKinsey & Company, Understanding ASEAN: Seven things you need to know
Asean Facts:

Global Leader in the Issuance of Sukuk

ASEAN leads the way as the global leader in the issuance of Sukuk (Islamic bonds), dominating this sector with 74% of the world’s Sukuk issued.
Source: Economist Intelligence Unit 2014
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Textile - one of the Largest Export Products from ASEAN

In the first quarter of 2013, Vietnam’s garments and textiles exports have reached US$ 3.7 billion or a year-on-year rise of 18.3%
Source: Invest in ASEAN
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A Major Global Electronic Manufacturing Services Hub

From four companies in 1970, Malaysia’s electronic and electric industry today has expanded to more than 1,695 companies with total investment of around US$ 35.5 billion and a workforce of more than 600,000 people
Source: Invest in ASEAN
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ASEAN is one of the most Productive Agricultural Sectors in the World

Rice production in 2015 is forecast to increase by 3% to 132.87 million tons and exports to 18.28 million tons
Source: Invest in ASEAN
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100 Million Internet Users by 2016

Indonesia has 282 million mobile subscriptions and is expected to have 100 million internet users by 2016
Source: McKinsey & Company, Understanding ASEAN: Seven things you need to know
Asean Facts:

Tourism - a Key Growth Sector in ASEAN

In 2012, ASEAN was the fastest growing destination-region in the world, followed by South Asia
Source: Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA)
Asean Facts:

Household Income Going Up

ASEAN as a region will be the world’s 3rd largest with household income of US$10,000 or more in 2018
Source: Economist Intelligence Unit 2014
Asean Facts:

The Auto Industry in ASEAN shows Strong Growth

Combined motor vehicle sales in six major ASEAN countries (Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, The Philippines, Vietnam and Singapore) reached an all time high of 3.5 million units in 2012, almost double of sales figures in 2007 which is 1.9 million units
Source: Invest in ASEAN
Asean Facts:

No. 1 Logistics Hub

Singapore is ranked as the No. 1 logistics hub among 155 countries globally. Singapore scored 4.13 in the Logistics Performance Indicator (LPI) 2012, which uses a 1-to-5 scale (5 as the highest) in rating countries’ logistics
Source: World Bank
Asean Facts:

Rich Reserves of Oil and Natural Gas

With 5.5 trillion cubic metres of natural gas reserves and a 6.40% increase in production, ASEAN is now ranked the third largest producer in the world.
Source: Economist Intelligence Unit 2014
Asean Facts:

Low Cost Carrier Seat Capacity Growth

Low-cost carriers from ASEAN members accounted for more than half of global low-cost carrier seat capacity growth in the first half of 2013.
Source: Amadeus, October, 2013
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19 March 2019
source: reuters.com
    * Indonesia snaps four sessions of gains
    * Thailand up after 3 sessions of losses

    By Shreya Mariam Job
    March 19 (Reuters) - Thai shares rose nearly 1 percent in
thin trade on Tuesday, snapping three straight sessions of
falls, while most other Southeast Asian markets ended lower
ahead of the U.S. Federal Reserve policy meeting and a slew of
regional central bank meetings this week.
    With global economic growth appearing to slow, traders were
focused on the Fed, which kicks off a two-day policy meeting
later in the day, for clues about the likely path of U.S.
borrowing costs.  MKTS/GLOB 
    Index heavyweights PTT Pcl  PTT.BK  and Airports of Thailand
Pcl  AOT.BK  drove the rally in Thailand  .SETI  with both of
them gaining 1 percent each.
    About 13.4 million shares changed hands on the SET index,
compared to the 30-day average volume of 13.06 billion shares. 
    Investors now await the Bank of Thailand's policy meeting
and the country's February trade data for further clues. 
    The central bank is expected to keep its benchmark policy
rate steady on Wednesday for a second straight review after a
hike in December, a Reuters poll showed, in a bid to support a
slowing economy while inflation remains low.  urn:newsml:reuters.com:*:nL3N20U1H9
    Customs-cleared annual exports in February may have dropped
1 percent but the country likely recorded a trade surplus of
$0.14 billion, a Reuters poll showed.  urn:newsml:reuters.com:*:nL3N2161AM
    Indonesian stocks  .JKSE  closed lower for the first time in
five sessions ahead of the central bank's policy meeting on
Thursday.
    "Investors are not overly excited about Bank Indonesia's
upcoming rate decision as the monetary policy direction is
likely to be decided after the Presidential election next
month," said Taye Shim, head of research at Mirae Asset
Sekuritas.
    The central bank is widely expected to keep interest rates
unchanged for a fourth straight month, despite inflation falling
to its lowest pace in nearly a decade, a Reuters poll showed.
 urn:newsml:reuters.com:*:nL3N21225C
    Consumer stocks dragged the index lower with Astra
International Tbk Pt  ASII.JK  and Charoen Pokphand Indonesia
Tbk Pt  CPIN.JK  skidding 1.4 percent and 2.6 percent,
respectively.
    An index of the country's 45 most liquid stocks  .JKLQ45 
declined 0.6 percent.
    Vietnam stocks  .VNI  were the worst hit, with losses
concentrated in financials.
    Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Investment and Development
of Vietnam  BID.HM  and Vietnam Prosperity Joint Stock
Commercial Bank  VPB.HM  shed 1.9 percent and 2.7 percent,
respectively. 
    Philippine shares  .PSI  dropped 0.4 percent, dragged by
real estate and consumer stocks. 
    Robinsons Retail Holdings Inc  RRHI.PS  dipped 4.7 percent,
while Robinsons Land Corp  RLC.PS  slid 2.9 percent.    
        
For Asian Companies click;  urn:newsml:reuters.com:*:nTOPEQA  

SOUTHEAST ASIAN STOCK MARKETS
 Change on the day                                
 Market                 Current   Previous close  Pct Move
 Singapore              3220.92   3212.96         0.25
 Bangkok                1630.09   1617.57         0.77
 Manila                 7843.41   7873.02         -0.38
 Jakarta                6480.276  6509.447        -0.45
 Kuala Lumpur           1687.68   1690.94         -0.19
 Ho Chi Minh            1006.59   1011.86         -0.52
                                                  
 Change so far in 2019                            
 Market                 Current   End 2018        Pct Move
 Singapore              3220.92   3068.76         4.96
 Bangkok                1630.09   1563.88         4.23
 Manila                 7843.41   7,466.02        5.05
 Jakarta                6480.276  6,194.50        4.61
 Kuala Lumpur           1687.68   1690.58         -0.17
 Ho Chi Minh            1006.59   892.54          12.78
                                                  
 
 (Reporting by Shreya Mariam Job in Bengaluru; Editing by
Subhranshu Sahu)
 ((ShreyaMariam.Job@thomsonreuters.com; +918067496338; Reuters
Messaging: ShreyaMariam.Job.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net))
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