Consumption growth, not integration, leads investors to ASEAN

A growing consumer market has been identified as the number one attraction of ASEAN, rather than its economic integration, in driving investors into the region, results of a survey conducted among  Australian  businessmen showed.

The survey also noted that corruption among ASEAN countries ranked as the number one challenge faced by Australian companies in operating in the region, even as they acknowledged the huge opportunities of doing business in the world’s fastest trading bloc. …

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Bernie Cahiles-Magkilat