Sub-subject: Foreign direct investment (FDI) in ASEAN countries. Syllabus:
- The ASEAN Investment Area Council
- Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the ASEAN countries: Outlook and Challenges
- Sources of the ASEAN Foreign direct investment flows
- Intra-ASEAN Foreign direct investment flows
- Investment policy measures and developments in the ASEAN markets.
Sample of the Sub-subject: Foreign direct investment in ASEAN:
Sub-Subject Description: Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in ASEAN:
The goal of the ASEAN Economic Community is to set up the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) as a single market and production base that will make ASEAN region more dynamic and competitive.
One of core factors of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations single market and production base is the free flow of foreign direct investment.
A free and open foreign direct investment regime are fundamental to improving ASEAN's competitiveness and attracting
foreign direct investment as well as intra-ASEAN
Foreign direct investment (FDI).
On February 2009, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) exhaustive
Investment Agreement was signed.
- Foreign Direct Investment flows to the ASEAN region stayed elastic even with the effects of the global crisis. Since the financial crisis in the Asian markets, foreign direct Investment (FDI) inflows into the ASEAN
has recuperated its strength, tripling from USD 23 billion in 1998 to USD 69 billion.
ASEAN's member economies (Brunei Darussalam, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Laos) experienced a decline in foreign direct investment flows (excluding Indonesia and Vietnam).
- Major recipients of foreign direct investment flows in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations stayed to be Singapore with USD 22 billion (38% of the total ASEAN Foreign direct investment), Thailand with USD 9 billion (17%), Vietnam with USD 8 billion (16%), Indonesia with USD 7 billion (13%) and Malaysia with USD 7 billion (12%)
- The main sources of foreign direct investment flow from Asia also decreased - Korea by 48%, the People's Republic of China by 9% and
Japan by 15%.
- Foreign Direct Investment flows continued to prevail in the services and manufacturing sector
ASEAN Free Trade Area - ASEAN's Free Trade Agreements (FTA).