Market Insights

Asia Perspective’s Market Insight reports are issued throughout the year and feature hot business topics and recent developments within emerging Asian markets.

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Vietnam Contract Manufacturing: A Complete Guide
Vietnam has become one of the most sought-after manufacturing destinations in Asia, following the US-China Trade War, recent supply chain disruptions, and for companies ...
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China’s Hydrogen Strategy: Present & Future State
As China takes faster steps to achieve green development, hydrogen plays a key role in process of transitioning the energy mix and addressing climate ...
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China Contract Manufacturing: A Comprehensive Guide
Contract manufacturing has been a common and effective solution to relieve the shortage of production output and decrease costs. China has undoubtedly been a ...
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Solar energy batteries are booming in China
The solar energy battery market has got much attention in China in recent years, being a fast-growing industry in renewable energy. In short, a ...
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China’s Semiconductor Industry: Current Development and Complications
In 2022, the global semiconductor industry suffered greatly, following shortages in 2021. While the technology sector stocks lost over 30% year-to-year, semiconductor stocks have ...
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Importing Wood to Vietnam: An Introduction
Vietnam has a diverse sourcing market for wooden products and furniture, counting for more than 4% of the global market. It’s the second-largest market ...
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Textile & Clothing Manufacturing in Indonesia
With robust economic growth and rising purchasing power, Indonesia becomes an attractive destination for the clothing and textile industry. Still, fierce competition from international ...
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CSR Audits in China: Complete Guide
CSR has received increasing attention among companies with manufacturing in China in recent years. As a result of new government regulations and higher expectations ...
Construction in Malaysia
FDI in Malaysia recovered remarkably from years of contraction
Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) has long been a key driver in the development of the Malaysian economy. Thanks to the government’s continuous efforts in ...
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China’s Catering Industry Bouncing Back After COVID-19 Lockdowns
As Beijing and Shanghai have recently resumed outdoor activities after months of lockdowns and tight restrictions, China’s catering industry, including the restaurant sector and ...
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Mergers and Acquisitions in Vietnam: A Complete Guide
Increasingly more companies seek to establish a presence in Vietnam through local M&A activities, a result of its growing manufacturing industry and domestic consumption ...
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SE Asia
Moving Manufacturing from China to Southeast Asia: An Introduction
Foreign companies have used low-cost country sourcing strategies for decades with a strong focus on China. In the past years, we’ve seen a new ...

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