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ASEAN Investment Report 2013-2014: FDI Development And Regional Value Chains

ASEAN’s integration efforts are pursued through key regional measures that among others, strengthen investment cooperation among ASEAN Member States, enhance investment protection and liberalization regimes, and promote ASEAN as an integrated investment and production network. All these have contributed to make the ASEAN region an attractive destination for foreign direct investments (FDI).

With ASEAN’s continuing success as a competitive location hosting intermediate manufacturing facilities as well as value chain operations of transnational corporations (TNC), this year’s ASEAN Investment Report focuses on FDI development and regional value chains. The Report illustrates how the expansion of TNC operations and the increase in capacities of local firms to produce inputs have helped strengthen the development of the regional value chain which, in turn, underpins and contributes to ASEAN’s


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