Asia Pacific economies that CEOs believe could surprise and why

In our 2013 APEC CEO Survey, business leaders shared their 'dark-horse' pick with us. Specifically, that one Asia-Pacific economy they believe is likely to surprise with opportunity in the next 3 to 5 years. Can you guess how CEOs ranked these economies?



Indonesia
Indonesia
19%
Indonesia
"Skilled labour force, growing resource-based economic activity, consolidation of democracy."
Myanmar
Myanmar
11%
Myanmar
"The economy will open up much more quickly than many are anticipating."
China
China
8%
China
"High productivity, competitive production costs, growing technological mastery."
Philippines
Philippines
7%
Philippines
"Transparency in business transformation and much-improved corporate governance."
Vietnam
Vietnam
7%
Vietnam
"The next round of growth will be more significant pending Vietnamese participation in Trans-Pacific Partnership."
India
India
5%
India
"Growing economy, rising living standars, increasing middle-class wealth, increasing exports, education focus, technology developments."
US
US
4%
United States
"The raw materials they so desperately need to compete are right under their nose."
JapColombian
Colombia
3%
Colombia
"This coutnry has sensible politics and economic agendas and is poised for rapid gains."
Japan
Japan
3%
Japan, Malaysia, Russia
"More positive upside surprise in (Japan's) policy direction."