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2018 ASEAN Outlook

Joel Backaler, January 26, 2018

$ 1,997.00

Everything you need to know about doing business in ASEAN in 2018. Learn the key regional trends shaping the local business environment for multinational companies.

Overview, Table of Contents & Sample Pages below


Southeast Asian countries will continue to present significant economic opportunities due to their large size, rapid growth, and improving ease of doing business. The region will remain highly attractive for foreign investors as governments of most Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) economies implement necessary reforms to attract investment and boost economic growth.

Even so, executives will need to monitor the development of key events that might present risks, and develop resilient strategies to achieve targets despite external shocks. As markets get increasingly competitive, executives will also need to reconsider their products’ value proposition, adopt a subnational approach, and strengthen internal capabilities to outperform their peers

What you will learn

  • What are the country outlooks for key countries in the region
  • Which disruptors and scenarios should companies be prepared for
  • Understand priority actions for executives in the region

What you will receive

  • Immediate access to the 54-page PDF report
  • Exclusive email updates covering emerging markets business topics
  • Special discounts on future report purchases

Table of Contents

  • Executive Summary4
  • DuckerFrontier View on Asean5
  •   DuckerFrontier View on Asean6
  •   Asean is a Remarkably Large Economic Block7
  •   Business Environment is Steadily Improving8
  •   FDI Inflows Will Continue to Drive Growth9
  •   Driver #1: Regional Integration10
  •   Driver #2: Rising Consumption11
  •   Driver #3: Slowdown in China12
  •   Driver #4: Manufacturing Output13-14
  • Country Outlooks15
  •   The Asean-5 Provide Immense Opportunity16
  •   Indonesia Outlook17
  •   Indonesia18
  •   Malaysia Outlook19
  •   Malaysia20
  •   Myanmar Outlook21
  •   Myanmar22
  •   Philippines Outlook23
  •   Philippines24
  •   Thailand Outlook25
  •   Thailand26
  •   Vietnam Outlook27
  •   Vietnam28
  • Disruptors and Scenarios29
  •   Certain Events May Disrupt Asean’s Outlook30
  •   Some Events May Be Catalysts for Others31
  •   Scenarios Overview: Korean Conflict in 201832
  •   Disruptor #1: Korean Conflict33
  •   Disruptor #2: US-China Trade War34
  •   Disruptor #3: Disputes Flare on Asian Seas35
  •   Scenarios Overview: China’s Reforms in 201836
  •   Disruptor #4: China Loses Control37
  •   Scenarios Overview: RCEP in 201838
  •   Disruptor #5: Rcep Negotiations Speed Up39
  • Priority Actions for Multinational Executives40
  •   Priority Actions for 201841
  •   1. Evaluate Subnational Portfolios 42
  •   Pursue Subnational Pockets of Opportunity43
  •   2. Integrate Value-Added Services44
  •   Future-Proof Your Value Proposition45
  •   3. Manage Pricing Adjustment Bottlenecks46
  •   Capture and Utilize Local Pricing Insights47
  •   4. Channel Capabilities Drive Performance48
  •   Build Distributor Capabilities49
  •   5. Capitalize on Asean’s Digital Development50
  •   Cater to Increasingly Digital Customers51
  •   6. Improve Alignment and Resilience52
  •   Document Assumptions and Risks to Plan53
  • About DuckerFrontier54

Sample Pages

ASEAN Large Economic Bloc

Events May Be Catalysts

Pursue Subnational Opportunities

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