Why Apple is Looking to Vietnam to reduce its reliance on China

Currently, more than 90 percent of Apple devices, such as iPhones, iPads, and MacBooks, are made in China. Experts suggest that Apple’s heavy dependence on China brings potential risks, especially when the US-China trade war shows no signs of de-escalating.

Reshoring China Production to Thailand: Key Sectors that Benefit

Thailand is benefitting from Sino-US trade tensions with several Chinese-based firms relocating part of their supply chain to Thailand, especially for electronics, chemicals, and automotive

Global Woes Cast Shadow over ASEAN+3 Growth

The continuing strict dynamic zero-COVID policy and real estate sector weakness in China and potential recessions in the United States and the euro area are weighing on the region’s outlook.

What is the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework?

This article answers key questions around the US-led Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF), implications for member countries, and whether it will be able to counter China’s economic dominance in the Indo-Pacific region.

The growing developing country debt burden and the special role of China

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) sounded alarm bells in December 2021, warning that 60 per cent of low-income countries are at high risk or already in debt distress, up from 30 per cent in 2015.

Top 50 APAC firms report 21% growth in 2021 aggregate revenue

An analysis of GlobalData’s Company Reports Database reveals that seven companies out of the top 50 reported an increase of over 40% in their revenue and three companies reported a decline of more than 3%. The list included 28 companies from China, all of which, registered year-on-year growth.

China continues to lead global e-commerce market with over $2 trillion sales in 2022

China accounted for over 37% share in the global e-commerce market, in terms of payments value in 2021. The country was followed by the US with $1.5 trillion, while the UK stood at a distant third with $292.1 billion in 2021