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.
Singapore has experienced a shift in capital over the past five years, with more money flowing into non-residential strata properties as investors start to view them as an alternative to residential properties.
Qatar`s sovereign wealth funds is seeking a license under China's Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor (QFII) programme to invest $5 billion in the country. The amount is far above the current cap of $1 billion.
Intellectual property laws are still weak throughout Southeast Asia, despite some countries stepping up measures for better protection of trademarks and patents. However, counterfeit goods seem to remain an ever-thriving industry.
Maybank's Islamic banking arm is expanding rapidly and encourages investors to take a look at their expertise. Inside Investor talked to Muzaffar Bin Hisham, CEO of Maybank Islamic and Head Islamic Banking Group.