At the Reuters ASEAN Summit, two of the country's largest companies, Siam Cement PCL and Charoen Pokphand Foods PCL, outlined growth strategies that are now firmly focused outside their home country.
REUTERS SUMMIT-SIAM CEMENT SEES 7-8 PCT ANNUAL ASEAN DEMAND GROWTH.
REUTERS SUMMIT-SIAM CEMENT EXPECTS ASEAN SALES TO MAKE UP 30 PCT OF TOTAL IN 5 YEARS.
BANGKOK, March 27- Siam Cement PCL, Thailand's largest industrial conglomerate, aims to boost cement production and sales in Southeast Asia to offset a slowdown at home where political unrest has delayed spending on infrastructure projects.
REUTERS SUMMIT-BLACKROCK PICKS PHILIPPINES, INDONESIAN SHARES AS TOP ASEAN BETS.
YANGON, March 25- Myanmar- focused conglomerate Yoma Strategic Holdings Ltd said Southeast Asia needs to work exceptionally hard to realise a balanced, European Union- style integration of such disparate economies.
SINGAPORE, March 25- Rising U.S. interest rates and the Federal Reserve winding down economic stimulus mean investors in Southeast Asian bonds must anticipate near-term jitters and increased yields, said the Asia-Pacific head of fixed income at State Street Global Advisors.
While the Association of Southeast Asian Nations is targeting economic integration by 2015, the countries that make it up vary from the developed financial centre of Singapore to the frontier markets of Myanmar and Laos.
SINGAPORE, March 24- Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp Ltd aims to expand in Greater China which it sees as the engine of Asian economic activity, rather than in another market in Southeast Asia where Singapore's second-biggest lender is already well entrenched.
MANILA, March 24- Southeast Asia is unlikely to hit a target of integrating its 10 economies by 2015, but the group has much potential to be a trading hub for Asia once it fully creates an economic community, the Philippines' finance chief said on Monday.
Cesar Purisima Finance Secretary Republic of the. Serge Pun Chairman Yoma Strategic. Follow Reuters Summits on Twitter zReuterstSummits.
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