The licensed products market in Southeast Asia and India is not particularly large, however, the big populations of some individual markets, the young demographics and rapid market growth make them attractive markets of the future. Overseas licensing companies, including those from Hong Kong, are taking a keen interest in developing business with Southeast Asia and India, even though they are still fraught with copyright infringement problems.
In the first of a two-part report, delegates at AfricaCom the continent's largest digital communications conference, call on governments and businesses to start working together to help boost the region's under-resourced digital economy.
India's indie movie sector, a more down-to-earth antidote to traditional Bollywood fare, has found backing through the country's annual Film Bazaar, but could such a vehicle boost the current woeful level of China-India co-productions?
Malaysia, China and Thailand identified as most dynamic new e-commerce markets, while Hong Kong, Sweden and Singapore win plaudits for their sustained development in this evolving sector, according to new global digital study.