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
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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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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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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:

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
Asean Facts:

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
Asean Facts:

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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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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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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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
Asean Facts:

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
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:

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.
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
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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
Asean Facts:

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
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:

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
Asean Facts:

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
Asean Facts:

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
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:

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
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:

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
Asean Facts:

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
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:

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
Asean Facts:

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
Asean Facts:

Biggest Automotive Market

ASEAN is forcasted to become the 6th biggest automotive market globally by 2018
Source: Frost & Sullivan
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SE Asia Stocks-Most gain as trade optimism whets appetite; Singapore leads
22 October 2019
source: reuters.com
    * U.S. official said tariffs on Chinese goods could be
withdrawn
    * Singapore's Keppel Corp surges 17.1% on Temasek offer
    * Indonesia set to snap seven consecutive sessions of gains 

    By Sameer Manekar
    Oct 22 (Reuters) - Most Southeast Asian stock markets traded
in positive territory on Tuesday, with Singapore leading gains,
as signs of progress in the Sino-U.S. trade negotiations whetted
appetite and encouraged investors to resume their bets.
    U.S. President Donald Trump sounded upbeat on a China deal
on Monday, while White House adviser Larry Kudlow said tariffs
on Chinese goods scheduled for December could be withdrawn if
talks go well.  urn:newsml:reuters.com:*:nL2N2760UK urn:newsml:reuters.com:*:nL2N2760CN
    Trump's comments came as Chinese Vice Premier Liu He said
last week that Beijing would work with Washington to resolve the
bruising 15-month trade dispute.  urn:newsml:reuters.com:*:nL3N27401O
    However, investors believe that market optimism could soon
be tempered. 
    "To begin with, we had been here before. Trade negotiations
were reportedly going well before the talks abruptly broke off
in May," Mizuho Bank said in a note to clients.
    Shares in Singapore, which is among the most vulnerable to
the trade dispute with China being the region's biggest trading
partner, gained the most with the benchmark index  .STI  hitting
its highest in more than a month.
    Industrial conglomerate Keppel Corp  KPLM.SI  surged 17.1%,
marking its best session in more than 21 years, following
state-owned investor Temasek's bid to buy control of Keppel in a
S$4.1 billion ($3.01 billion) deal.  urn:newsml:reuters.com:*:nL3N2761L0
    The deal has raised expectations of consolidation in the
domestic rig buiding sector, with Keppel's peer Sembcorp Marine
 SCMN.SI  adding as much as 5.2%. Temasek is the majority
shareholder in Sembcorp.
    The Thai index  .SETI  recovered from previous session's
decline to mark its best session in nearly two weeks.
    Electricity generator Gulf Energy Development  GULF.BK  and
oil and gas refiner PTT PCL  PTT.BK  were among top gainers,
adding 1.7% and 1.1%, respectively.
    Industrial and real-estate firms were among the top
performers in the Philippines index  .PSI , with JG Summit
Holdings  JGS.PS  and Ayala Corp  AC.PS  gaining 1.8% and 1.2%,
respectively.
    Indonesian stocks  .JKSE  were set to snap seven straight
sessions of gains as cautious investors await the central bank
policy meeting due later this week. Bank Indonesia is expected
to cut its benchmark rate by 25bps, according to a Reuters poll.
 urn:newsml:reuters.com:*:nL3N2762MS
    Auto manufacturer Astra International  ASII.JK  and cement
manufacturer Semen Indonesia  SMGR.JK  were among the top
losers, slipping 1.5% and 1.2%, respectively. 
    
For Asian Companies click;  urn:newsml:reuters.com:*:nTOPEQA  
    
SOUTHEAST ASIAN STOCK MARKETS AS AT 0431 GMT
    
 Market                 Current   Previous close  Pct Move
 Singapore              3164.24   3139.15          0.80
 Bangkok                1628.12   1620.78          0.45
 Manila                 7911.17   7891.13          0.25
 Jakarta                6186.785  6198.987        -0.20
 Kuala Lumpur           1568.9    1570.93         -0.13
 Ho Chi Minh            987.06    983.56           0.36
                                                  
 Change so far in 2019                            
 Market                 Current   End 2018        Pct Move
 Singapore              3164.24   3068.76         3.11
 Bangkok                1628.12   1563.88         4.11
 Manila                 7911.17   7,466.02        5.96
 Jakarta                6186.785  6,194.50        -0.12
 Kuala Lumpur           1568.9    1690.58         -7.20
 Ho Chi Minh            987.06    892.54          10.59
 
    ($1 = 1.3614 Singapore dollars)

 (Reporting by Sameer Manekar in Bengaluru, Editing by Sherry
Jacob-Phillips)
 ((Sameer.Manekar@thomsonreuters.com;))
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