The Complete Report – Rising Stars in Southeast Asia “Business Opportunity Analysis”

By |May 15th, 2018|

As many of us know, the business opportunities in Southeast Asia are rapidly increasing in a number of industries and sectors. We are experiencing this on a daily basis. How political initiatives, economic liberalisation, a flourishing entrepreneurial environment and presence of international companies combined with a highly educated and motivated workforce, makes these opportunities […]

Doing Business in ASEAN – What to think of!

By |May 8th, 2018|

As one of the strongest economic communities in the world, ASEAN offers huge opportunity with potential customers of more than 620 million and the AEC that increase the region’s integration into the global economy. However these benefits are not yet evident in all AEC countries, international companies have to be prepared of unexpected challenges […]

Vietnam Software Outsourcing

By |April 30th, 2018|

Vietnam is now seen as a top 5 of the leading countries in software outsourcing.

“According to World Bank’s 2016 World Development Report, numerous foreign investment funds were eyeing Vietnam as a fertile land for the development of software and digital technology” said Mr. Truong Gia Binh, Chairman of FPT Corporation, a leading technology company in […]

Thailand Business Climate Overview

By |April 17th, 2018|

Thailand is the second largest economy in Southeast Asia, after Indonesia. It has been ranked among the top 46th in the world and the third among ASEAN countries on the ease of doing business by the World Bank Group. Moreover, geographically, Thailand situated in the middle of ASEAN with excellent infrastructure, Thailand has a […]

Thailand Healthcare – Pharmaceutical & Medical Device

By |April 10th, 2018|

Thailand is positioning itself as a medical tourism hub and aims to be a cost-effective production location for pharmaceuticals and medical device companies. 2.35 million foreign patients from Japan, USA, South Asia, UK, Middle East, ASEAN countries came to Thailand in 2014. Most popular medical treatment is orthopaedics, heart surgery, cosmetic surgery and dental […]

Indonesia Telecom and Mobile

By |April 3rd, 2018|

Telecom and Mobile is one of the most prospective sectors in the country and will continue to grow stronger in the coming years. In this section, mobile is the focus, since fixed line is losing popularity because of the declining subscribers. Added with the fact that Indonesia has finalised the national roll out for 4G […]

Indonesia Entertainment and Media

By |April 3rd, 2018|

Indonesia’s spending on entertainment and media has grown rapidly although the value is relatively low in comparison to the world, US$10.2 billion vs US$1.8 trillion.

According to Statista and meetings conducted for this study, our respondents agreed that TV is the most common and most popular medium used to reach Indonesians’ attention; it has 95% […]

Indonesia Business Climate Overview

By |March 27th, 2018|

Indonesia is Southeast Asia’s largest economy with 255 million people and with GDP of 888.5 US$ billion in 2014. Despite the economic slow down during 2014 and 2015, Indonesia’s economy was among the top worldwide performers. Indonesia is the only ASEAN country in G20. Solid macroeconomic fundamentals, strong domestic demand and recent upgrades in S&P ratings […]

Vietnam Furniture Sourcing

By |March 20th, 2018|

Vietnam is home to more than 2000 furniture manufacturers, where around 15% focus on export. Exports of furniture are increasing from Vietnam with a CAGR of 18.5% during 2010-2015, ranked 6th in the world and 2nd in Asia, after China. In 2015, export value of wooden furniture products was $4.8 BUSD.

In 2015, Vietnam contributed […]

Vietnam Business Climate Overview

By |March 20th, 2017|

Vietnam has been one of the fastest growing economies in Asia the past 30 years bringing it from poverty to a lower middle income country. Before Political and economic reforms launched in 1986, Vietnam was one of the poorest in the world, with per capita income around US $100. By the end of 2015, […]

Establishing a Company in Indonesia

By |March 6th, 2017|

The Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) is responsible for promoting foreign and domestic investment and approving most project proposals in Indonesia.

There are various ways for an investor to set up a presence in Indonesia, depending on the investor’s type of business. Types of legal presence for foreign direct investment in Indonesia are:

Limited Liability Company […]

Establishing a Company in Vietnam

By |March 6th, 2017|

There are many ways to enter the Vietnamese market. As we know, entering the market means one investor find the way to operate and collect the benefit from a certain area. In order to enter the Vietnamese market, foreigners may conduct some major formation, included: export goods, licensing, franchising, turnkey project, venture and directed […]

Establishing a Company in Thailand

By |March 6th, 2017|

Thailand ranked the 46th place on the ease of doing business by the World Bank Group in year 2017. The government aims to bring the Kingdom to the world’s top 20 by May 2017. The government plans to upgrade the efficiency of doing business by approve a business via an electronic registration system so […]

Vietnam Garment, Textile and Leather Sourcing

By |February 20th, 2017|

Vietnam is one of the six largest garment exporters to Europe. While China is decreasing its export, Vietnam is rising by 11.46% of market share in 2015, from 10.73% in 2014.

Export turnover in 2016 was estimated at USD$ 23.5 billion, increase 3.3% compared to 2015. In 2015, Vietnam exports to EU was $3.36 BUSD, […]

Indonesia Textile & Textile Products

By |February 20th, 2017|

Textile and Textile Product Sector (TPT) is one of the main driver of Indonesia’s exports. Despite a big drop in terms of GDP contribution, only 12.3 BUSD last year, down 4% from the previous year, the Government is confident that TPT will be able to play a stronger role in the coming future. The […]

Thailand Creative Industries – Software, Animation & Gaming

By |February 15th, 2017|

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development or UNCTAD has introduced the creative industries which are at the crossroads of the arts, culture, business and technology. All these activities are intensive in creative skills and can generate income through trade and intellectual property rights.

 

The Thai government has adopted UNCTAD’s creative economy model, with some […]

Indonesia E-Commerce

By |February 7th, 2017|

Indonesia’s big cities may be filled with malls but with recent technology development, online shopping has become a major trend in the country. Most Indonesian are shifting their shopping preference from offline to online. Indonesia E-commerce association indicates that the potential for internet transaction could reach higher than US$24 billion. Blibli.com, Bukalapak, Elevenia, Tokopedia, […]

Thailand Retail and E-Commerce

By |February 7th, 2017|

Thailand is upgraded by the World Bank and became a medium upper income country in 2011. Thai lifestyle is changed; urbanisation, convenience and quality become a new lifestyle. Thai can afford premium/international brand products. Shopping mall, departments stores and supermarket are popular place to hang out. E-commerce is also increasing. Social media is also […]

Asean Economic Community – 2017 Update

By |January 27th, 2017|

The aim of AEC (ASEAN Economic Community) blueprint 2015 is to achieve economic integration across ASEAN to establish ASEAN as both a single market and a production base with free movement of goods, services, investment, capital and labor, in order to take over the role of largest factory of the world after China.

AEC are […]

ASEAN Macro perspective – 2017 Brief update

By |January 25th, 2017|

In 2017, Asia is once again poised to be the growth engine of global GDP and maybe having even more of an importance as a result of US tightening their international trade relations and abandon the Trans Pacific Partnership TPP. This is naturally having a negative impact on global trade and value chains. However […]

Indonesia Healthcare – Pharmaceutical & Medical Device

By |January 19th, 2017|

Indonesia’s healthcare spending was the lowest among ASEAN countries, only 3.1% of its total national GDP. However, this figure is about to change along the way with the implementation of Universal Healthcare Coverage which by 2019 where all Indonesians will be insured and have an access to basic healthcare services. See below on the […]

Vietnam Healthcare – Pharmaceutical & Medical Device

By |January 19th, 2017|

The Vietnamese healthcare market will double 2014 – 2018.
Pharmaceutical
Vietnamese pharmaceutical industry witnesses a significant growth within 5 recent years with the average annual growth rate during 2010-2015 is 16.5%. The revenue in 2015 is $4.5 billion USD. Forecasted growth in the next 3 years stands at 16% and the revenue is estimated to increase […]

Thailand Electrical Appliances and Electronics

By |January 16th, 2017|

In 2014, the electrical appliance and electronics industry accounted for 24% of Thailand’s annual export revenues. Thailand is the world’s largest manufacturer of hard disk drive (HDD), a leading country in producing Integrated Circuits (IC), being the world’s 2nd largest producer of air conditioning units (more than 21 million units produced in 2015) and […]

Thailand Automotive & Parts

By |January 9th, 2017|

Thailand is the biggest automotive manufacturer in Asia and the 10th biggest in the world. There are 1,657 automotive parts manufacturers and total 2,237 factories, most of them are SMEs (2014).
Structure of Thai Automotive Industry

There are approximately 2,400 automotive suppliers in the country, 709 of which are original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). 78.8% of Auto […]

Digital momentum in Indonesia

By |November 18th, 2015|

Digital momentum in Indonesia – over 200 startups from Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and other SEA market together with near 50 venture companies / investors participated at the Indonesia’s Ultimate Tech Conference. The enthusiasm and innovative thinking of startups are expected to drive the economic wheel and entrepreneur spirit.

The development of the digital economy and industry […]

Business in China – A broad perspective

By |November 9th, 2015|

China, like many other emerging countries in the region, has developed very rapidly over the past 10-15 years. The infrastructure was poor and access to goods and services was limited.

In just a few years the society has changed drastically and many cities have become modern megacities. There is endless access to goods and services, […]

Indonesia Connected Economy – IDByte 2015

By |October 15th, 2015|

Indonesia has experienced tremendous change in many ways and the digital “Connected Economy” is gaining its momentum:

More than 350 million mobile accounts in 2015
A ”Social media capital” of the world
3 Twitter country
4 largest Facebook users

If you are interested in the ICT industry in Indonesia please contact us for further dialogue […]

Mikael Damberg ”Minister for Enterprise and Innovation” presenting Sweden’s new export strategy

By |September 28th, 2015|

Increase Sweden’s position in the global trade flows. Germany’s and the Netherland’s exports have almost been twice as high as Sweden’s.
Sweden’s strong economic growth since the financial crisis has been driven by domestic consumption and not export, which is unusual for the Swedish economy. Even if exports isn’t the main engine for growth, it […]

Thailand’s government focus on promoting investment and trade! Still political risks exist

By |September 22nd, 2015|

Many of the companies operating in Thailand are used to more or less political instability, hence there are different views on the current government, not being democratically elected. It is a priority from the govenment to improve the relations with the international community to promote trade and investment. The EU Free Trade negotiations with […]