ASEAN – The future starts here

Insights & News

Latest insights and news relating to ASEAN and the opportunities within this dynamic growth region.

Singapore – a gateway to ASEAN

Singapore and the United States have reaffirmed the US-Singapore trade pact.

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ASEAN Economic Integration Brief

A report updating on the progress of the ASEAN economic integration.

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ASEAN and trade deals

Efforts to lower trade barriers are supported in Asia due to the growth opportunities trade presents, says Song Seng Wun, CIMB.

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Southeast Asian firms can become champions in this field

Southeast Asian countries are well placed to embrace technological innovations thanks to a young population equipped with smartphones, explosive internet penetration and ongoing economic integration.

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Asean – A melting pot of Southeast Asian strengths; a force to be reckoned with

Some great video content from HSBC's recent ASEAN Connect conference in Singapore.

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Singapore adjusts its economic sails as China's regional infrastructure fuels growth

Some revealing results from HSBC's 2017 Trade and Business Confidence Survey.

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Visit to build closer links with Vietnam

Keith Pitt will visit Vietnam this week to promote commercial ties with one of the fastest-growing economies in Southeast Asia.

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Supporting Malaysian Businesses

Be inspired by the stories of Malaysia's enterprising leaders.

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ASEAN Infrastructure Fund (AIF)

The AIF aims to provide loans of around $300 million a year to finance infrastructure investment projects in the transport, energy, water and sanitation, environment and rural development, and social infrastructure sectors.

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Singapore and Australia are close

Enhancements to the Singapore Australia Free Trade Agreementwill solidify bi-lateral business ties further.

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China is vital to Australia's tourism strategy

Australia’s tourism sector is full of optimism and opportunity – for good reason. It is growing three times faster than the economy each year, employs about 1 million people and makes up 3.2 per cent of the economy.

Flight Centre Travel Group: Simplifying payments, maximising FX efficiencies

A highly diversified global business, Flight Centre Travel Group (FCTG) found their cross-border supplier payments process to be increasingly less efficient as they continued growing their supplier base and expanding into new markets and channels.

Australian trade back in surplus

Rising commodity prices help, but so do education, tourism and LNG

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