With the establishment of the Asean Economic Community (AEC) in 2015, a key milestone in the region's economic integration, Asean now offers the opportunities of a US$2.4 trillion market with over 630 million people. As at 2016, the AEC as a collective was the third largest economy in Asia and the sixth largest in the world.
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Asean+3 growth tipped to slow sharply to zero in 2020 before rebounding strongly to 6% in 2021: AMRO
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Confidence about the business environment in the near-term remains low, Barclays said.
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Suggested practices include a better payment connectivity, and a removal of investment restrictions in sectors such as manufacturing, agriculture...
A circular approach to waste could lower costs, create jobs, and boost trade and investment, the group suggested in a statement.