The ASEAN Economic Community and medical investments.
Rising incomes and demographic shifts are driving demand for improved health services across South-east Asia and the region has become an important production base for pharmaceuticals and medical equipment. With the promulgation of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) in late 2015 -- which will help to close development gaps, improve infrastructure and expand private healthcare access -- various medical industry investment opportunities are coming.
- Commercial healthcare operators will be needed to finance emerging healthcare markets.
- A rise in public-private partnerships is probable.
- Medical investors will tap the growth potential for hospital services, pharmaceuticals and medical devices.