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July 2014 | Trade Finance: Opportunities in Asia
Global Trade News
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ASEAN Growth Opportunities Abound
With a population of 600 million, rising purchasing power among the middle class, and a relatively young demographic, growth and investment opportunities in ASEAN are increasingly attractive. The region now receives more foreign direct investment than China, and is expected to become the fourth-largest market by 2030, trailing only the E.U., U.S., and China. J.P. Morgan sees country integration, which is underway, supporting ASEAN economic growth.
Asian Corporations Make Waves In M&A
Once a focus for foreign direct investment, outbound investments from Asia are increasing as corporations in these emerging markets play an expanding role in the global M&A market. "Asian corporations are at the cusp of transformation," says J.P. Morgan. The companies tend to have more cash than their U.S. and European counterparts, which is facilitating the trend.