Asean Facts:

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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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
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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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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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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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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
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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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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
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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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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)
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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
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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
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
Asean Facts:

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
Asean Facts:

Biggest Automotive Market

ASEAN is forcasted to become the 6th biggest automotive market globally by 2018
Source: Frost & Sullivan
Asean Facts:

Vehicle Sales

The 5th largest single marketplace for vehicle sales in the world is ASEAN.
Source: Economist Intelligence Unit 2014
Asean Facts:

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:

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:

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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SE Asia Stocks-Most markets close lower after guarded Fed outlook
19 September 2019
source: reuters.com
    * Thailand top loser; energy, telecom drag 
    * Indonesia central bank lowers rates
    * Weak palm oil prices hurt Malaysian stocks

    By Anushka Trivedi
    Sept 19 (Reuters) - Most Southeast Asian stock markets
closed lower on Thursday, with Thailand leading the pack, after
the U.S. Federal Reserve thwarted hopes of further policy
easing.
    The Fed dished out a widely expected quarter-point rate cut
on Wednesday but was decidedly hawkish in its tone, with Chair
Jerome Powell describing the rate cut as an "insurance against
ongoing risks" that includes stagnancy in global growth and
longstanding trade tensions.  urn:newsml:reuters.com:*:nW1N262038
    "The ultimate problem with this type of Federal Open Market
Committee dispersion model is that it's confusing, which means
more uncertainty, and uncertainty is going to lead to risk
reduction," said Stephen Innes, Asia Pacific market strategist
at AxiTrader.
    Thai shares  .SETI  extended falls into a second session and
closed at a three-week low, with energy and telecom stocks
accounting for most of the losses. 
    Weak oil prices pushed state-run energy company PTT PCL
 PTT.BK  1.1% lower, while telecom services provider Advanced
Info Service PCL  ADVANC.BK  dropped 2.2%.  O/R 
    Indonesian shares  .JKSE  fell 0.5% as an interest rate cut
by the central bank failed to lift sentiment.
    Bank Indonesia delivered a widely expected 25 basis point
rate cut but warned of its economy taking a hit from the global
economic slowdown, and said it expected 2019 growth below the
midpoint of 5%-5.4%.  urn:newsml:reuters.com:*:nJ9N22E01Y
    "A slight hawkish future stance of the Fed contributed to
the pullback, also market seems unmoved despite a 25 bp rate
cut," said Anugerah Zamzami Nasr, an equity research analyst at
PT Phillip Sekuritas Indonesia.
    "We suspect that despite lower inflation and resilient
external balance, Indonesian economic growth could be sluggish
for the rest of the year and might need other non-monetary
stimulus." 
    Resources and telecom stocks were among the top losers, with
heavyweight PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia Tbk  TLKM.JK  dipping
0.9%. 
    Kenanga Group analysts see top-line weakness in the second
half for the company as changes in its product pricing are
expected to lead to lower average revenue per user.     
    Malaysian shares  .KLSE  closed 0.2% lower, dragged by
consumer and healthcare stocks.
    A decline in palm oil prices weighed on companies such as
Sime Darby Plantation Bhd  SIPL.KL  and IOI Corp Bhd  IOIB.KL ,
while hospital operator IHH Healthcare  IHHH.KL  shed 1.7%.
       
For Asian Companies click;  urn:newsml:reuters.com:*:nTOPEQA  

SOUTHEAST ASIAN STOCK MARKETS
    
 Change on the day                               
 Market                 Current  Previous close  Pct Move
 Singapore              3158.8   3166.84         -0.25
 Bangkok                1640.66  1654.14         -0.81
 Manila                 7911.32  7915.29         -0.05
 Jakarta                6244.47  6276.633        -0.51
 Kuala Lumpur           1596.28  1599.49         -0.20
 Ho Chi Minh            997.1    995.15          0.20
                                                 
 Change so far in 2019                           
 Market                 Current  End 2018        Pct Move
 Singapore              3158.8   3068.76         2.93
 Bangkok                1640.66  1563.88         4.91
 Manila                 7911.32  7,466.02        5.96
 Jakarta                6244.47  6,194.50        0.81
 Kuala Lumpur           1596.28  1690.58         -5.58
 Ho Chi Minh            997.1    892.54          11.71
 
 (Reporting by Anushka Trivedi in Bengaluru; Editing by
Subhranshu Sahu)
 ((Anushka.Trivedi@thomsonreuters.com; +918067491413;))
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