Posts Tagged ‘Southeast Asia’

Why Invest in Asia NOW?

June 21st, 2017

When we talk about investing in Asia, we are not just referring to the more-commonly discussed FDI-attractive regions like East and Southeast Asia; we’re suggesting investors broaden their horizons and look at investment possibilities spanning as integral as India and as far-removed as the Former Union Republics of the Soviet Union. It is staggering when one looks a little beyond the surface and finds these regions so naively overlooked.

So what does Asia have to offer for investors? First thought: its size. With a world population of less than 8 billion, Asia comprises over half of that with a 4.4 billion headcount. Making an investment in that region is in effect investing in humanity. In addition, the scope of a place makes it a more attractive location for global firms to set up shop there when they expand as they realize that the market there is way bigger for their product/service. This results in higher growth and the stats show that Asia’s FDI has bolstered the region’s larger economies.

Another reason to look to the region for investment purposes – especially NOW – is because the scope of industries is so large that something is bound to appeal. You’d be hard-pressed to find that kind of diversity anywhere else. In other regions it’s very much limited to a type of market; not so with Asia.

And then there is the infrastructure. Replete with private placements, mutual funds, multi-asset funds etc., this makes for a very attractive environment for investors from anywhere around the world.

So these are just some of the reasons why it makes so much sense to invest in Asia right now.

Toshiba Investing in Asia

October 7th, 2014

toshibaToshiba is making a substantial investment in Southeast Asia. Its sales target in the region is double of its current figure: $7billion. The firm plans to a further $1billion there too over the next five years.

According to Hisao Tanaka, company CEO and President, Southeast Asia is viewed by Toshiba as a “strategic manufacturing hub” for the company’s principal businesses like hard-disk drives and semi-conductors. The region also boasts other benefits that regions like Japan is lacking, such as “high economic growth and a young, highly capable workforce.”

Toshiba also plans on developing a new infrastructure in Indonesia and a medical equipment manufacturing plant in Malaysia, supporting the medical equipment sales company that was recently set up there. As well, Toshiba’s business-to-business product range is set to expand in the region, with an anticipated 50 percent growth in the 2016 fiscal year.