Southeast Asia

Supply chain shifts seen fueling foreign investments into ASEAN

Interest is particularly strong n EV components, electronics and green tech.

ASEAN factory activity slows further in October

Indonesia and the Philippines were the only nations with improving conditions last month.

Manufacturing sector is China’s top destination for outbound investments in Southeast Asia

Chinese manufacturers are seen expanding their presence in the electronics and EV space.

ASEAN factory activity dips for first time in two years

Malaysia was hit hardest last month while conditions continued to improve in Indonesia.

Southeast Asia: An attractive manufacturing base for growing global firms

Only 9% of companies have no plans of expanding in the region.

Southeast Asia’s smartphone market hits nine-year low in Q2

Global economic slowdown hits export-oriented Vietnam hard

Green energy manufacturing in Southeast Asia: US$100b revenue potential by 2030

Aside from electric motorcycles and clean power, there are also opportunities in green buildings and circular packaging.

ASEAN factory activity slows for three months in a row

Business confidence among manufacturers hit a three-year low.

ASEAN manufacturing PMI slows further in June: S&P

Thailand continued to lead the pack while manufacturing conditions in Malaysia and Vietnam deteriorated further.

ASEAN manufacturing PMI slows in May on subdued demand

Five of the seven Southeast Asian nations surveyed reported improving manufacturing conditions last month. 

Apple bucks trend for declining phone sales in Southeast Asia: study

Overall smartphone shipments fell 13% in Q1 but iPhone rose 18% in the same period

‘Significant potential in renewable energy manufacturing awaits Southeast Asia’

The region should boost its production of solar PVs, e-motorcycles and batteries.

ASEAN manufacturing rises to seventh-month high in April

Thailand’s PMI outperformed its neighbors by a huge margin last month.

Three opportunities SEA countries can expect from a 'Plus One' approach

This approach is set to diversify Southeast Asia's supply chain.

ASEAN nations bear annual losses of $17b due to supply chain disruptions

The retail and wholesale sectors were amongst the hardest hit.