Questions linger after consortium led by a presidential advisor and backed by China Telecom was selected as third telco provider; move towards energy exploration in disputed waters could trigger backlash. Last year’s provisional selection of a third telco operator in the Philippines sent more mixed signals about opportunities for investment in what has been one … Continue reading Philippines: Telecom and energy deals send disquieting signals
Two recent bills – one on special economic zones (SEZs) and the other on cyber-security – which were discussed by Vietnam’s National Assembly (NA) in June, generated widespread public interest and nation-wide protests. This latest round of unrest is indicative of heightened political and social activism in Vietnam. However, Access Asia has held a long-time … Continue reading Vietnam: Two new bills spark protests, but wide-spread unrest unlikely
The recent violence that has swept the northern townships of Myanmar’s Rakhine state driving an exodus of over half a million Rohingya Muslims into neighboring Bangladesh in little more than one month has created a humanitarian catastrophe of daunting proportions. Unfolding on the religious and cultural fault-line between South and Southeast Asia, it is a … Continue reading Myanmar/Rakhine Security Assessment
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Over the past several years, Access Asia has noted several types of problems in supply chains of multinational corporations operating in the region that can cause reputational problems, raise costs, and potentially lead to legal problems with regulatory authorities. Some of the challenges include tax evasion and collusion with customs officials, illegal drugs and counterfeit … Continue reading Supply Chain Risks in Southeast Asia
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Foreign Direct Investment continues to flow into Vietnam at a buoyant pace, underscoring the country’s investment attractiveness spurred by a booming domestic economy, political stability, credit growth, and progress in state-sector reforms. Hanoi Beer shares soar on stock listing debut One of the key investment highlights of October that Access Asia has been closely following … Continue reading Vietnam Investment Update: November 2016