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Europe has role in Asean infrastructure boom

While delays in ratifying the Singapore-EU trade deal are likely, commercial activity through the Belt and Road corridor is growing.

According to the 2016 EU-Asean Business Sentiment survey, 85% of European corporates are planning to increase their regional trade and investment. By contrast, less than half of European companies in China have the intention to expand their operations.

THE year 2017 marks 40 years of European and Asean diplomatic relations and it couldn't have come at a more interesting time for the region and Singapore particularly.

Asean has been a favoured destination for European investment for more than two decades, rising to be its third-largest...

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