South-east Asia: A beacon of opportunity

A Go-Jek customer taking a ride in Jakarta. With a young and growing population that is quick to adopt new technologies, South-east Asia's Internet economy is estimated to triple to more than US$240 billion by 2025.
A Go-Jek customer taking a ride in Jakarta. With a young and growing population that is quick to adopt new technologies, South-east Asia's Internet economy is estimated to triple to more than US$240 billion by 2025.ST PHOTO: KELVIN CHNG

The next round of investment-led growth is likely to offset the sputtering trade engine

Global market volatility is set to rise in the months ahead. For investors concerned about market uncertainty, South-east Asia could provide a beacon of opportunity, given its domestic orientation and long-term growth potential.

The region has been fairly resilient in recent years. Domestic consumption has been the main driver of growth for some of the bigger economies.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on August 04, 2019, with the headline 'South-east Asia: A beacon of opportunity'. Print Edition | Subscribe