Thailand is a stand out emerging market this year, despite the prolonged political uncertainty. It's attracted $13B in foreign investment, second only to South Korea in emerging Asia economies, according to a news report by Bloomberg.
While efforts to stabilise the Thai economy are beginning to yield results, challenges, such as lower external demand and political uncertainty, remain a concern.
The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET), together with Phatra Securities pcl and Bank of America Merrill Lynch, will hold "Thailand Focus 2016" during August 31- September 2
Companies in Thailand and Japan are both eager to grow outside their home markets, which have witnessed low growth and have mature markets, in contrast to Vietnam’s soaring rate.
The Board of Investment of Thailand (BOI) has expanded its 2016 investment value target to 550,000 million baht ($ 16 Bln), an increase of about 20% from the previous target of 450,000 million baht.
According to an estimate of CBRE China accounted for almost 60% of Asian Outbound Investment in H1 2016, or $16.1 Bln, mostly in the US and hospitality business.
Trading on the Yangon Stock Exchange (YSX) opened March 25 with a single firm – First Myanmar Investment (FMI), a holding company operating in the financial services, real estate and health care sectors, debuting on the exchange.
Singapore has triumphed in this year’s ranking of cities across the Asia-Pacific region, with Tokyo rising through the ranks to take second place and Taipei following in third position. HOWEVER, THE 2015/16 RANKING WAS SHAKEN-UP AS TOKYO ROSE FROM NINTH PLACE IN 2013/14 TO CLINCH SECOND PLACE.The city performed well in many of this year’s categories as overall winner of megacities, topping Economic Potential for megacities and coming in first place in the Connectivity category for all sizes.