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With the establishment of the Asean Economic Community (AEC) in 2015, a key milestone in the region's economic integration, Asean now offers the opportunities of a US$2.4 trillion market with over 630 million people. As at 2016, the AEC as a collective was the third largest economy in Asia and the sixth largest in the world.

MAIN LANGUAGES

Standard Malay (official)

English (business)

Chinese

POPULATION

423,200 (2016)

LAND AREA

CAPITAL

Bandar Seri Begawan

CURRENCY

Brunei Dollar (BND)

GDP PER CAPITA ( in US$, adjusted for purchasing power parity )

 

TIME ZONE

GMT +8

EASE OF DOING BUSINESS

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LATEST UPDATES

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Asean M&A appetite stable despite uncertainty: EY survey

Two in five respondents had acquisition plans in the next 12 months

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Trade diversion to Asean-6 gathering pace: Citi

Their share of US imports of products on the tariff list has been rising faster

Asia's self-sustaining growth is shield against US tariffs

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originally scheduled for 15...

The double edges of growing exports to China

Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam could be more vulnerable to "future Chinese economic coercion": expert