Economic growth

How manufacturing is driving growth in the region

The manufacturing sector has been one of ASEAN’s key economic growth drivers. Already, the region is a global manufacturing hub and is estimated to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.6 percent between 2016 to 2020.

18 February 2019

Driving growth in ASEAN

The story of economic growth within the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is a remarkable one.

5 January 2019

Special Economic Zones to spur Vietnam’s growth

To consolidate its growing economy, Vietnam is looking to launch Special Economic Zones (SEZs) to boost growth and to attract foreign investments to the country. The three SEZs are slated for development in Van Don, North Van Phong and Phu Quoc.

17 June 2018

Beyond GDP Growth in China

China owes its economic-growth miracle largely to local governments. But, as the country attempts to build a more modern and sustainable economy, in a context of lower overall growth, local governments need to adapt.

29 March 2018

Brunei leans on China to boost its economy

Brunei's seemingly vulnerable economic position is seen by China as an opportunity. The Asian superpower looks to engage with Brunei and this rejuvenated relationship could be beneficial to both parties in the long-term.

20 March 2018