Regional Markets: Focus on Southeast Asia


Almost a year ago the first throws of the recession were in place and a recovery or upturn was merely a dream.

Now however, that dream appears to be edging closer to reality, especially for those countries that comprise the Southeast Asia region.

In the orbit of an ever-growing and increasingly forceful China, Southeast Asian economies could perhaps have more reason for optimism than some other countries entrenched in recession.

This translates into good news for the gases business in the region too – relatively stable economies tend to go hand-in-hand with gas demand, while companies are also more likely to consider investment, especially given the close proximity to the emerging economies of both China and India.

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