The economic rise of China over the past four decades has influenced every corner of the globe. Today, China faces severe challenges that threaten a prolonged slowdown and could disrupt political stability within the country.
Environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues are becoming increasingly important to companies, investors and consumers in Southeast Asia. That is why we are now including an ESG score and section in our quarterly reports. We are also publishing three articles looking at each aspect of ESG. Adrian Ashurst, CEO of Worldbox Intelligence, kicks off by looking at the latest trends in terms of the environment.
Indonesia, already ASEAN’s largest economy, is likely to account for an increasing proportion of the region’s GDP over the coming decade as the resource-based economy industrialises, argues Adrian Ashurst, CEO of Worldbox Intelligence.
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has put the issue of energy security firmly on the agenda. So just how secure are Southeast Asia’s energy supplies, asks Adrian Ashurst, CEO of Worldbox Business Intelligence.
Brunei is one of the last absolute, albeit benevolent, monarchies in the world. It enjoys considerable political stability, doubtless helped by the fact that the country’s citizens enjoy one of the world’s highest standards of living, thanks to large oil and gas reserves.
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has prompted governments around the world to review their energy policies. Southeast Asia’s growing dependency on fossil fuel imports from outside the region leaves it particularly vulnerable to supply disruptions. Adrian Ashurst, CEO of Worldbox Intelligence, explains why that is likely to lead to an investment bonanza for energy businesses.
The military’s grip on the country appears under serious threat for the first time since it took control of the country in 1962. A rebel insurgency and campaign of civil disobedience has been gaining strength since the 1 February 2021 military coup that ousted Aung San Suu Kyi’s elected government.