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The Weekend Read: Stock Investment Ideas to Tap into Asia’s Fast Growth

This year, five of Southeast Asia’s six major economies saw slower gross domestic product (GDP) growth from April to June than in January to March. China and India have also seen their economies slowing down during the periods mentioned.

However, despite short-term economic headwinds, Asia has the potential to continue growing over the longer run. High internal consumption, rapid urbanisation, and the rising middle-class bode well for the region.

For those who wish to invest in companies that have a focus on some of the Asian countries, here are some investment ideas.


Vietnam’s GDP soared 7.1% in 2018, the fastest rate in the last 11 years. Factors such as higher private investments and competitive salaries helped to fuel the country’s growth. Click here to explore some Singapore-listed companies that have businesses in Vietnam and could benefit from the country’s growth over the long-term.


Myanmar just opened its doors to foreign investors, many years after Vietnam did. Being a frontier market, Myanmar holds plenty of opportunities for savvy investors. Head here to find out about three companies that have operations in the country.


Ascendas India Trust (SGX: CY6U) is a business trust that invests mostly in business spaces in India. Its portfolio comprises seven IT business parks and one logistics park in the country. On top of riding on the growth of India, Ascendas India Trust also has its internal growth plans. Jump in here to find out more about the trust and how it can grow in the years ahead.


The Asian growth story is not complete without talking about China. Even though the Middle Kingdom’s GDP growth has slowed down in recent times, there is plenty of investment opportunities in the world’s most populated country.

For China’s healthcare sector – head here

For China’s cloud computing sector – head here

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The information provided is for general information purposes only and is not intended to be personalised investment or financial advice. Motley Fool Singapore contributor Sudhan P doesn’t own shares in any companies mentioned.