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The 16th Asean Forum will be held from 13 to 15 March 2019 at The Grand Hyatt Erawan in Bangkok, Thailand. 

Southeast Asia’s markets have delivered a mixed performance so far this year, with only Thailand and Malaysia in positive territory. Valuations are reasonable, but the region’s market liquidity has been reduced to less-than-healthy levels. However, trade-war tensions may well put it back on the foreign-investment radar, and have already seen evidence of manufacturing pockets expanding in the region.

Thailand takes centre-stage chairing Asean in 2019, and all eyes will be firmly on its first general election in seven years. Likewise, Indonesia will see presidential elections and CLSA will continue to focus on its infrastructure and healthcare. Thematically, the Asean Forum will explore “New Malaysia”, while the Philippines’ rural growth, infrastructure and property development remain core investment themes.

The Forum is also expanding its frontier footprint to include companies from Vietnam, Myanmar, Bangladesh and Pakistan, in addition to Sri Lanka.

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