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Timothy Wong, Managing Director & Head at DBS Group Research says ASEAN markets will continue to see upside in the second half of this year.
Jonathan Windham, Head of Regional Industrials Sector, Asia Ex-Japan Research, Barclays Capital says that even though freight rates doubled between January and June, this year's peak season is not expected to be as good as before.
Jimmy Koh, Head of Research and Investor Relations, UOB says that investors are looking for safe havens despite low returns.
Alex Feldman, President at the US-ASEAN Business Council says that there are a lot of opportunities in Myanmar but it's going to take a while before big U.S. firms make major investments there.
Douglas Clayton, Founder and CEO of Leopard Capital talks about Private Equity investment in Myanmar.
Myron Brilliant, SVP, International Affairs at U.S. Chamber of Commerce says that easing sanctions on Myanmar is good for U.S. firms and that more sanctions will be lifted in due course.
James Close, Partner, Sustainability and Cleantech Services, Ernst & Young discusses the challenges and opportunities facing cities who are looking to sustain growth.
Hans Timmer, Director, Economics Prospects Group, World Bank says developing countries will be vulnerable if there's another global financial crisis because their financial positions are now as strong as they were in 2007.
Peter Fleet, President, ASEAN at Ford says the automaker is recovering from the Thai floods and seeing strong demand for its vehicles.
Mustapa Mohamed, International Trade & Industry Minister of Malaysia says while there are different levels of development among ASEAN nations, they're all united about meeting the goal for integration by 2015.
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Despite the recent turbulence in the euro zone, the leader of the World Trade Organisation believes that a single currency should be a “long-term goal” for the countries in the ASEAN economic area.
"I think ASEAN regional integration is an extremely serious, well managed process with the necessary degree of both progressivity and consistency. If you look at the world at large there are three integration processes that are really moving forward ASEAN, East Africa and Central America," Pascal Lamy, director-general of the WTO, told CNBC.
Tassapon Bijleveld, CEO of Asia Aviation, said his company has a strong growth story so it decided to go ahead with its IPO despite market volatility.
Harish Manwani, COO at Unilever says that the company's diversified portfolio and its presence in Asia is helping it offset the weakness in Europe.
Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra says she's confident the economy can grow up to 6.5% this year, and that ASEAN must support political reforms in Myanmar.
Rajat Nag, Managing Director General, Asian Development Bank says the problems in the euro zone are likely to get worse but adds that it won't derail ASEAN's goal of integration by 2015.
Tajuddin Atan, CEO, Bursa Malaysia says the ASEAN Trading Link will attract liquidity and give investors access to the region.
Leif Eskesen, Chief Economist for India and ASEAN, HSBC, says for investors, Indonesia continues to be a bright spot because of its strong domestic market.
David Roes, Chief Executive Officer, Asean Investment Management, says there are many investment opportunities in ASEAN markets. His top pick is Vietnam, which he says is the most undervalued economy in the region.