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How Singapore-global enterprises can seize opportunities in South-east Asia

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This is an opportune time for Singapore-global enterprises (SGEs) to deepen their presence in South-east Asia. Over the next couple of years, the region is expected to be a bright spot amid global uncertainties as growth returns close to pre-pandemic trends - unlike other major economies.

Over the longer term, Asean's prospects are underpinned by the continued rise of the middle class; greater digital adoption; a boost to manufacturing from global supply chain diversification; and stronger intra-Asean economic integration.

The interest in Asean appears to have increased in tandem. In a PwC pulse poll this September that asked enterprises for their key markets of interest, 70 per cent of respondents...

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