The “ASEAN Investment Report 2016: Foreign Direct Investment and MSME Linkages” was launched on 6 September 2016 at the ASEAN Business and Investment Summit 2016 in Vientiane.
The ASEAN Investment Report series is an annual report on the development of investment and other related issues in the region. This year's Report reviews recent FDI trends, multinational enterprise (MNE) operations and linkages between ASEAN Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) and MNEs. The Report also covers the extent to which ASEAN MSMEs internationalize and, more importantly, why and how they do so. The Report analyses the role of ASEAN MSMEs in realizing the goals of the ASEAN Economic Community and in improving the overall investment environment.
The Report is prepared under a technical cooperation arrangement between the ASEAN Secretariat and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).