With slowing growth in China and India, all eyes are now on the emerging Southeast Asian economies which are showing resilience not only towards these two large trading partners, but also towards the EU debt crisis.
Which of the ten countries in ASEAN are presently providing the most promising environment for investors? Is it newly opened Myanmar, dynamic Vietnam or the more conservative and low-risk destination Singapore? Cast your vote.
Taking a look at the recent Asia Pacific GDP growth statistics you could be forgiven for thinking that there are storm clouds on the horizon. All the major countries in the region have had their GDP forecasts revised downwards.
Saudi Arabia's Al Rajhi Bank is the largest Islamic bank in the world. The group ventured into the international market by setting up its first overseas branches in Malaysia, where it today operates 23 branches.
The common question arising among all ASEAN member countries is how to become well integrated to be able to enjoy benefits from each other and, at the same time, to avoid harming or exploiting local markets.