Investment Trends and Prospects in ASEAN (2011)

Achievement of the ASEAN Economic Community goal related to a single market and production base requires the freer and enhanced flow of investment. ASEAN Member States (AMS) will need to take specific actions to enhance FDI, especially intra-ASEAN Foreign Direct Investment (FDI). The successful undertaking of these requires a greater understanding of the nature of investment flows in ASEAN; an assessment of the determinants of, and impediments to, these flows; and the identification of follow-up actions that would lead to increased flows. These report analysed intra-ASEAN FDI. It explored the state of intra-ASEAN FDI, the benefits to the AMS, the stakeholders, the factors influencing investment, the impediments and the recommended initiatives for...

ASEAN Comprehensive Investment Agreement: A guidebook for Businesses and Investors

The ASEAN Comprehensive Investment Agreement (ACIA) came into effect on 29 March 2012 to support a free, open, transparent and integrated investment regime in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region in line with the goal of achieving an ASEAN Economic Community by 2015. This Guidebook aims to assist potential businesses and investors, both domestic and foreign, as well as those who already have their operations in ASEAN by providing an understanding of the ACIA and what it means to their investments. It explains the provisions of the ACIA and highlights how this would be beneficial to investors and their investments. Created for Businesses and Investors, it aims to help investors, businesses, executives, entrepreneurs, and professionals —domiciled both inside and outside of ASEAN — to have a better understanding of ACIA....