As businesses look to expand trade and investment in Southeast Asia, industry and government leaders from Europe and ASEAN discussed the latest trends, trading environment and investment opportunities for businesses to leverage and thrive in the ASEAN region.
The impact of COVID-19 has reinforced the importance of sustainability in economic growth and energised the movement toward net zero emissions. HSBC recently hosted a webinar featuring expert speakers from across ASEAN to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing regional businesses as they transition to become more sustainable.
ASEAN’s strength comes from its diversity and this creates vast and varied business opportunities. Strategically located in Asia, ASEAN is well positioned to serve as the hub for regional and global multinational companies. As a community, ASEAN Member States are working together to create an environment for businesses to thrive, and the ongoing focus on free trade agreements (FTAs) enhance the region’s competitive advantage as a premier destination for trade and investment from companies around the world.
Find out more by about Investing in ASEAN by downloading the full report.
Climate Bonds Initiative, supported by HSBC, launched the ASEAN Sustainable Finance State of the Market 2020 report. The report outlines regional and national developments covering three overarching debt themes based on the projects, assets and activities financed: Green, Social, and Sustainability (GSS). The report also highlights key policy developments that are anticipated to drive ASEAN’s sustainable finance market.
As we look to a new era of business and trade we sit down with HSBC experts to get their views and outlook for business in Asia Pacific, including how they are rebuilding to adapt to the new normal and what the recent signing of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) means for businesses across the region.
- Frederic Neumann, Co-Head of Asian Economics, Global Research, HSBC
- Stuart Tait, Regional Head of Commercial Banking, Asia-Pacific, HSBC
- Tony Cripps, Chief Executive Officer, HSBC Singapore
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As one of the fastest growing economic blocs in the world, ASEAN has become a region that favors business growth. See how Indorama Ventures, a world-class petrochemical company based in Thailand, captures the opportunities there.
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