Japanese and ASEAN investors gained key insights and updates on investment perspectives at the RHB-Okasan Tokyo Conference 2018, organised by RHB Banking Group and Okasan Securities. The two-day conference held in Tokyo from 5 – 6 July 2018, themed “Opportunities in ASEAN – A Local Perspective”, saw the participation of close to 50 delegates, and was aimed at providing insights on investment potential in ASEAN.
Delegates had the opportunity to explore 11 ASEAN companies showcased at the conference, from Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand, mainly comprising small-cap to mid-cap range companies.
According to a 2018 report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Southeast Asian nations are projected to achieve an average growth of 5.2% between 2018 and 2022, which presents an excellent potential for healthy returns. ASEAN’s prospects look promising with thriving exports and export growth that looks set to average 8% in 2018. Economists at RHB Research Institute expect a similar pace in 2019, with a quarter of trade being between ASEAN neighbour.