Tuesday, May 22, 2018
ASEAN: A Region Gaining in Global Relevance For many Asian companies looking to expand into new markets, targeting the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) has long been a logical move. The 10-nation region is expected to remain resilient in...
49 years since its conception, the 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have been gradually moving towards greater liberalisation. The introduction of the ASEAN Open Skies Policy, which came into effect in 2015 despite three...
The buzz around the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Economic Community (AEC) implemented at the end of 2015 seems to have died down recently, even as the 10-member bloc continues to work towards breaking down barriers and bridging borders. According...
Painted against the backdrop of a platinum-standard Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) appeared, at least for those commentators outside the inner circle of ASEAN ten Member States and their six Dialogue Partners, to be...
Following economic liberalisation reforms in the 1980s, the Laos economy has experienced tremendous economic growth. Referred by the World Bank as one of the fastest growing economies in Asia, it has recorded an impressive 8% GDP growth annually over...
ASEAN members must remain vigilant to ensure a stable 2017 follows their solid 2016, and are cautiously observing the latest developments in the world economies, particularly in the US, China and Europe. In 2016, ASEAN's economies posted healthy economic data,...
Will 2018 be another robust global growth with tighter monetary policy and growing inflation? Global economy is in a stronger phase We feel the combination of strong growth and low inflation will continue in 2018. Structural factors such as the effect...
Cross-border e-commerce has been a major development trend of international trade and globalization, which provides ASEAN and East Asia with greater opportunities. However, the digital economy presents both opportunities and challenges, and the difference between them is determined by...
With the emergence of the digital economy driving economic growth and creating new business opportunities around the world, how can the ASEAN nations catch this wave and ride it? What obstacles do they need to overcome to participate fully...
"AHOK has nothing to do with us Medan Chinese. Our city has always been safe and harmonious. Even in 1998, yes, we had some incidents, but nothing like Jakarta. We all live peacefully here.” Pak Darwin, a Chinese Indonesian, is...
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