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Uncover trade potential between ASEAN and India

ASEAN is one of the world’s most important trading blocs, with a population of 650 million and a combined GDP of over USD3 trillion. The ASEAN–India Free Trade Area (AIFTA) signed in 2009 removed tariffs on a wide range of goods and services. Bilateral trade has been steadily rising since, and there is a huge opportunity to increase trade further.

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The Standard Chartered Trade Opportunity Report looks to a post-COVID-19 world, as economies stabilise and reopen. At a time when our global ties are endangered by challenges from pandemics to protectionism, this study is a roadmap of trade possibilities, looking beyond immediate threats to highlight the medium-term opportunities for greater trade between 5 key ASEAN markets and India.

We’ve identified a USD10.7 billion export opportunity from 5 ASEAN markets to India. Find out which sectors have the highest potential.

We’ve identified a USD10.7 billion export opportunity from 5 ASEAN markets to India. Find out which sectors have the highest potential.

ASEAN is uniquely positioned at the heart of global trade routes. With our knowledge and insights, we can help accelerate your growth ambitions in this region.

ASEAN is uniquely positioned at the heart of global trade routes. With our knowledge and insights, we can help accelerate your growth ambitions in this region.

ASEAN's growth potential

Standard Chartered is present in all ASEAN markets. Find out how we can help your business expand and grow in ASEAN.

ASEAN's growth potential

Standard Chartered is present in all ASEAN markets. Find out how we can help your business expand and grow in ASEAN.

Digitisation and sustainable finance in ASEAN

Digital transformation and sustainable finance is growing exponentially in ASEAN. Learn more about what we can do to support your business needs.

Digitisation and sustainable finance in ASEAN

Digital transformation and sustainable finance is growing exponentially in ASEAN. Learn more about what we can do to support your business needs.

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Watch Replay: Powering Retail and Transportation Sectors – Digitising for Growth in ASEAN

In this webinar, panellists from Bluebird, PayNet and PwC discussed the radical changes in consumer habits and shared advice on a successful digital transformation. Hear from Bluebird’s President on their plans to accelerate digital payment systems and be less cash reliant in Indonesia. 

Watch Replay: Powering Retail and Transportation Sectors – Digitising for Growth in ASEAN

In this webinar, panellists from Bluebird, PayNet and PwC discussed the radical changes in consumer habits and shared advice on a successful digital transformation. Hear from Bluebird’s President on their plans to accelerate digital payment systems and be less cash reliant in Indonesia. 

Watch Replay: Reshaping the Healthcare & Insurance Sectors - Digitising for Growth in ASEAN

Senior industry leaders from Aviva, Prudential, Philippine Payments Management Inc and PwC discussed the benefits of early digital adoption and how that has helped accelerate their business. This conversation encapsulated various challenges and opportunities that lies ahead with co-creation initiatives and data privacy protection.

Watch Replay: Reshaping the Healthcare & Insurance Sectors - Digitising for Growth in ASEAN

Senior industry leaders from Aviva, Prudential, Philippine Payments Management Inc and PwC discussed the benefits of early digital adoption and how that has helped accelerate their business. This conversation encapsulated various challenges and opportunities that lies ahead with co-creation initiatives and data privacy protection.

Watch Replay: Advancing Education and Telecom Sectors - Digitising for Growth in ASEAN

In this final webinar, panellists from Maxis Communications, XRND and PwC tackled topics on the unprecedented digital adoption pace and the results it has achieved to-date.  The 60-minute discussion includes leveraging technology as an enabler and thoughts on how the post-COVID world will look.

Watch Replay: Advancing Education and Telecom Sectors - Digitising for Growth in ASEAN

In this final webinar, panellists from Maxis Communications, XRND and PwC tackled topics on the unprecedented digital adoption pace and the results it has achieved to-date.  The 60-minute discussion includes leveraging technology as an enabler and thoughts on how the post-COVID world will look.

Watch the replay of ASEAN Business Forum 2020 – Navigating ASEAN beyond COVID-19

Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Senior Minister and Coordinating Minister for Social Policies, Chairman of Monetary Authority of Singapore, Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment of Indonesia and Bill Winters exchanged views on unlocking opportunities beyond COVID-19.

The panel was followed up by Jon Lambe, UK Ambassador to ASEAN, Chairman of SIIA and CEO of Trafigura sharing insights on impact of RCEP and policy convergence in the region.

Watch the replay of ASEAN Business Forum 2020 – Navigating ASEAN beyond COVID-19

Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Senior Minister and Coordinating Minister for Social Policies, Chairman of Monetary Authority of Singapore, Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment of Indonesia and Bill Winters exchanged views on unlocking opportunities beyond COVID-19.

The panel was followed up by Jon Lambe, UK Ambassador to ASEAN, Chairman of SIIA and CEO of Trafigura sharing insights on impact of RCEP and policy convergence in the region.

Watch the replay of ASEAN Business Forum 2020 – Hitting the Reset Button

CEO of DHL Forwarding, VP of Unilever, Chief Fintech Officer of Monetary Authority of Singapore and Chow Wan Thonh, Regional Head of Client Coverage, CCIB ASA discussed ways global firms are diversifying their supply chains and how digitisation can help businesses become nimbler.

Watch the replay of ASEAN Business Forum 2020 – Hitting the Reset Button

CEO of DHL Forwarding, VP of Unilever, Chief Fintech Officer of Monetary Authority of Singapore and Chow Wan Thonh, Regional Head of Client Coverage, CCIB ASA discussed ways global firms are diversifying their supply chains and how digitisation can help businesses become nimbler.

Watch the replay of ASEAN Business Forum 2020 – The Green Advantage

Paul Polman, Co-founder of Imagine/ former CEO of Unilever, Daniel Hanna, Global Head of Sustainable Finance, Microsoft and Impossible Foods shared why companies should shift the needle towards sustainability and discuss forward looking initiatives to achieve the SDG 2030 goals.

Watch the replay of ASEAN Business Forum 2020 – The Green Advantage

Paul Polman, Co-founder of Imagine/ former CEO of Unilever, Daniel Hanna, Global Head of Sustainable Finance, Microsoft and Impossible Foods shared why companies should shift the needle towards sustainability and discuss forward looking initiatives to achieve the SDG 2030 goals.

Watch Replay: Malaysia - At the Heart of Digitisation

Dato' Sri Norazman Ayob, Deputy Secretary General (Industry) of Ministry of International Trade and Industry, with fellow panellists from MDEC, Vale Minerals Malaysia and Sunway iLabs shared their insights on rethinking and accelerating digitalisation to boost resilience and helping companies emerge stronger.

Watch Replay: Malaysia - At the Heart of Digitisation

Dato' Sri Norazman Ayob, Deputy Secretary General (Industry) of Ministry of International Trade and Industry, with fellow panellists from MDEC, Vale Minerals Malaysia and Sunway iLabs shared their insights on rethinking and accelerating digitalisation to boost resilience and helping companies emerge stronger.

Watch Replay: Singapore - the global hub and gateway to ASEAN

Chan Chun Sing, Minister of Trade and Industry underscored Singapore’s aim to be the critical node in businesses’ global value, production and supply chains to enable businesses growth. Industry leaders from Economic Development Board, IATA, Decathlon and X-Press Feeder shared their views on the advantages of setting up their business hubs in Singapore.

Watch Replay: Singapore - the global hub and gateway to ASEAN

Chan Chun Sing, Minister of Trade and Industry underscored Singapore’s aim to be the critical node in businesses’ global value, production and supply chains to enable businesses growth. Industry leaders from Economic Development Board, IATA, Decathlon and X-Press Feeder shared their views on the advantages of setting up their business hubs in Singapore.

Watch Replay: Indonesia - the Archipelago of Opportunities

The Governor of Bank Indonesia and Indonesia’s Vice Minister of Finance shared the country’s fiscal, monetary and economic approach in response to COVID-19. Business leaders from PT SCG Indonesia, Wuling Finance & Motors, PT Jababeka Tbk, Indonesia’s Investment Coordinating Board, CSIS and British Chamber of Commerce Indonesia discussed the opportunities and investment climate in Indonesia.

Watch Replay: Indonesia - the Archipelago of Opportunities

The Governor of Bank Indonesia and Indonesia’s Vice Minister of Finance shared the country’s fiscal, monetary and economic approach in response to COVID-19. Business leaders from PT SCG Indonesia, Wuling Finance & Motors, PT Jababeka Tbk, Indonesia’s Investment Coordinating Board, CSIS and British Chamber of Commerce Indonesia discussed the opportunities and investment climate in Indonesia.

Watch Replay: Vietnam - The Rising Star

Minister of Planning and Investment, Nguyen Chí Dung joined the panel session with Le Minh Hung, Governor, State Bank of Vietnam, RB Health Vietnam and BW Industrial Development JSC to discuss how Vietnam is an increasingly attractive and sound investment destination for foreign investors, especially with its strong reforms on the investment environment and increasing international position.

Watch Replay: Vietnam - The Rising Star

Minister of Planning and Investment, Nguyen Chí Dung joined the panel session with Le Minh Hung, Governor, State Bank of Vietnam, RB Health Vietnam and BW Industrial Development JSC to discuss how Vietnam is an increasingly attractive and sound investment destination for foreign investors, especially with its strong reforms on the investment environment and increasing international position.

Watch Replay: Thailand – Resilient and Ready for Trade

Boonyarit Kalayanamit, Permanent Secretary, Thailand’s Ministry of Commerce shared that with its ideal geographical location and infrastructure; Thailand could serve as a product and distribution centre for the ASEAN countries and beyond.  Captains of industry represented by Thailand Board of Investment, Thailand Development Research Institute, and Siemens Energy Limited exchanged their views of Thailand’s rationale behind the post Covid-19 potential sectors and its potential.

Watch Replay: Thailand – Resilient and Ready for Trade

Boonyarit Kalayanamit, Permanent Secretary, Thailand’s Ministry of Commerce shared that with its ideal geographical location and infrastructure; Thailand could serve as a product and distribution centre for the ASEAN countries and beyond.  Captains of industry represented by Thailand Board of Investment, Thailand Development Research Institute, and Siemens Energy Limited exchanged their views of Thailand’s rationale behind the post Covid-19 potential sectors and its potential.

Watch Replay: Philippines – the Rising Tiger of Asia

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (Central Bank of the Philippines) Governor Benjamin Diokno, Presidential Adviser on Flagship Programs and Projects Secretary Vince Dizon, AC Energy, Inc., and Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corp. joined the insightful discussion on the country’s sound macroeconomic fundamentals and economic resilience that continue to boost investor confidence, and how corporates support recovery through sustainable investing.

Watch Replay: Philippines – the Rising Tiger of Asia

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (Central Bank of the Philippines) Governor Benjamin Diokno, Presidential Adviser on Flagship Programs and Projects Secretary Vince Dizon, AC Energy, Inc., and Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corp. joined the insightful discussion on the country’s sound macroeconomic fundamentals and economic resilience that continue to boost investor confidence, and how corporates support recovery through sustainable investing.

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Your banking partner for ASEAN

Standard Chartered is the only international bank operating in all 10 ASEAN countries. With a footprint of more than 60 countries across the globe, we have been supporting clients in ASEAN and South Asia, for over 150 years.

With our extensive global network, in-depth local market knowledge and wide-ranging suite of products, we are well-positioned to support your business growth and cross-border financing needs.

Our products and solutions

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To maximise growth potential, you require adequate funding at the right time

  • We have a long history as a lender in our footprint markets.
  • Whether it is to set up a new manufacturing facility overseas, or to fund cross-border transactions, we are able to finance your growth opportunity
  • Our Trade Finance solutions can provide funding across documentary or open account transactions
  • Whether you are a supplier or a buyer, your cash flow is affected by your trading partners’ ability to raise funds. We ensure your supply chains have access to steady financing.

Specialised professionals to advise you on specialised financing solutions

  • The team has a strong track record of advising corporate clients, government agencies and financial sponsors both domestically and globally
  • In particular, we have significant experience in complex cross-border transactions
  • Professional and dedicated teams to support your financing needs

Financial Markets

  • Foreign Exchange
  • Rates
  • Capital Markets
  • Loan Syndication

Transaction Banking

  • Cash Management
  • Trade Finance

Corporate Finance

  • M&A Advisory
  • Leveraged Finance
  • Project Finance
  • Structured Finance
  • Leveraged & Structured Solutions
Adding value to your cash cycle
Easy Collections Enhanced Liquidity Efficient Payments
  • Multiple Electronic collections methods across channels
  • Virtual Accounts supporting multi currency
  • Various Collection Points
  • Solutions for trapped liquidity
  • Increased visibility to optimise your processes and improve strategic decision making
  • Yield enhancement
  • Specialised Treasury Solutions
  • Full suite of unique local 
payment solutions
  • Dedicated workflows for time 
critical payables
  • Virtual Accounts solutions available to help reconcile payables
  • Integrated FX payments for seamless workflow
Help manage risk and working capital
Documentary trade Open account Supply chain finance
  • Letter of credit issuance, advising, negotiation, discounting, and confirmation services
  • Import and export documentary collections including discounting of avalised bills (subject to avalising jurisdiction).
  • Financial Institution trade loans
  • One-stop guarantee programme for BGs/SBLCs issued within our network for faster turn around for issuance
  • Import and export invoice financing
    • Receivables services
    • Pre-shipment finance
  • Borrowing-based trade loans
  • Financing the suppliers and distributors based on client’s credit standing
  • Enables more favourable purchase terms from suppliers
  • Easier access to financing for the suppliers and distributors
  • Unlocks cash from clients receivables and distributors with extended credit terms

Count on our full suite of financial market solutions for your complete hedging, investment and funding needs

Rates and FX Structuring Research
  • The Bank continues to break new ground in our markets, delivering products including:
    • FX forwards, non-deliverable forwards, options, index products and e-commerce
    • Broad Interest Rate product suite
  • Our structuring teams work with clients on their hedging, investment and funding requirements
  • Dedicated resources provide full coverage to onshore sales and facilitate deal discussions with client
  • A team of economists cover macro and FX trends across our markets
  • Dedicated rate strategists provide market updates and trade ideas
  • Credit team produces ad-hoc analysis of major Commercial Banking names

Key differentiators

  • Provide access to over 100 emerging market and G10 currencies
  • Pioneer in interest rate and cross currency swaps in Asia, Africa and the Middle East
  • Broad range of credit products to assist clients in managing credit risk exposures or in enhancing investment yields
  • Industry specialists and dedicated on the ground teams across our footprint markets

Manage your transactions and accounts anywhere, anytime through our single sign-on, multi-lingual, global platform

Straight2Bank

FEATURES
Reporting iconREPORTING
Powerful management information system (MIS) delivered in near real-time via agreed channel and at required frequency
24-7 iconROUND-THE-CLOCK CHANNEL AVAILABILITY
Accessible 24/7 across the globe
Flexible workflow iconFLEXIBLE WORKFLOWS
Approval process, authorisation matrix and payee information maintenance
Global view iconGLOBAL VIEW
In more than 60 markets
Mobile access iconMOBILE ACCESS
For transactions on the go
BENEFITS
Simplified processing iconSIMPLIFIED PROCESSING
Single uploads across methods, currencies and countries
Robust security iconROBUST SECURITY
Two-factor authentication, encrypted communication and comprehensive audit trail
Channel interoperability iconCHANNEL INTEROPERABILITY
View and authorise transactions received via web, host-to-host and SWIFT via a single window
Local language support iconLOCAL LANGUAGE SUPPORT
Support for traditional Chinese, simplified Chinese & Thai. Facility to maintain details in local language
Full visibility iconFULL VISIBILITY
File/transaction notifications via email alerts

Awards and accolades

CountryAwardsAward Details
Southeast Asia
Asiamoney New Silk Road Finance Awards 2019Best International Bank for BRI in Southeast Asia
Asiamoney New Silk Road Finance Awards 2018Best International Bank for BRI in Southeast Asia
Asiamoney New Silk Road Finance Awards 2018Best Bank for Infrastructure/Project Finance in Southeast Asia
Indonesia
The Asset Triple A Awards 2019Best Trade Finance Solution
The Asset Triple A Awards 2019Best Liquidity and Investments Solution
The Asset Triple A Awards 2019Best Supply Chain Solution
The Asset Triple A Awards 2018Best Domestic Custodian
The Asset Triple A Awards 2018Best in Assets Servicing
The Asset Triple A Awards 2018Best Supply Chain Solution
Global Custodian 2018World’s Best Sub-custodian Bank
Global Custodian 2018Market Outperformer - Indonesia
Malaysia
Asiamoney FX survey 2019Leading FX Provider in Malaysia
FinanceAsia country awards 2019Best Foreign Bank in Malaysia
Global Finance awards 2019Best Islamic Digital Bank in Malaysia
Asiamoney FX Poll 2019Market Leader in Malaysia (All Banks)
Asiamoney country awards 2018Best International Bank in Malaysia
Philippines
Asiamoney FX survey 2019Leading FX Provider in the Philippines
Global Finance World’s Best Bank Awards 2019Best Bank for Sustainable Finance
The Asset Triple A Awards 2019Best Renminbi Bank in Philippines
The Asset Triple A Awards 2019Best Sub-Custodian Bank in Philippines
The Asset Triple A Awards 2018Best Bond Advisor Philippines
Global Finance Awards 2019Best Sub-Custodian Bank Philippines
Singapore
The Asset Triple A Awards 2019Best Renminbi Bank in Singapore
The Asset Triple A Awards 2018Best Renminbi Bank in Singapore
Vietnam
Asiamoney country awards 2019Best International Bank in Vietnam
Asiamoney country awards 2018Best International Bank in Vietnam
Global Finance Best Sub-custodian Bank Award 2019Best Sub-custodian in Vietnam

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