Southeast Asia and American Business

Major Characteristics of Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia is a region within Asia that consists of 10 independent member countries. This includes Burma (Myanmar), Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. Southeast Asia is bounded by the Indian subcontinent on the west, China on the north, and the Pacific Ocean on the east ( The climate in this Asian region is generally tropical. Monsoon climate is essential in Southeast Asia because a large part of most of its nations' economy depends on agriculture. Southeast Asia has a vast area of forest and mountainous regions. Great rivers, such as Mekong, the region's longest ...

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who make Southeast Asia their second home. Hindu migrants from India have the highest rate of migrants to the region.

Southeast Asia has a vast culture influenced by those who occupied its nations. Christianity, a Spanish influence, is a widespread religion in the Philippines. Islam is an established religion among nations such as Malaysia, Indonesia, and Brunei. Indonesia is considered as the world's most populated nation of Muslims. In terms of the region's geography of language, Southeast Asian region has a high rate of English-speaking and English-conversant people. In the Philippines, 90% of the population uses English as a second language.

Most people in Southeast Asia sustain their lives by engaging in agriculture and industries. The major crop of the region is rice, with Thailand and the Philippines as two of the Southeast Asian countries that own vast farming lands. Other important crops are tea, coconuts, rubber, and spices ( Southeast ...

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great value to the region. Free press is an available right in some of its nations such as the Philippines, Thailand, and Indonesia. Pro-democracy movements, on the other hand, provide mediums in maintaining a transparent government on the region's nations.

Present Economic Situation in Southeast Asia

The entire region of Asia is starting to recover from the economic turmoil it experienced, together with other nations worldwide, during 2001 and 2002. This positive view is particularly seen in the Southeast Asian region.

Despite of the several problems that hit Southeast Asia during this year, such as terrorist attacks and the outbreak of SARS, the region's economy in the ...

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