Source : NYSE Euronext-ASEAN Exchanges Info Pack
The ASEAN 2015 Vision
The ASEAN Economic Community Blueprint envisionscapital market integration by 2015. Through freer movementof capital, ASEAN nations will see an increase in regionaleconomic prosperity and stability, as well as a reduction inthe development gaps among member states.
ASEAN nations offer a unique blend of opportunities andpotential for both regional and international investors: –an abundance of agriculture and mineral naturalresources including rice, cocoa, palm oil, rubber,coal and nickel –rapidly developing manufacturing and servicessectors –growing consumer base and young and dynamicworkforce –sound macro fundamentals –current accountsurpluses, low leverage levels
Statistics –A population of 500 million –Total domestic market capitalization of US$1.4trillion –Over 3,000 listed companies –Total economic size of US$1.24 trillion (thirdlargest next to Japan and China)