Tuesday, May 22, 2018
It has been 10 years since the ASEAN Concord II spelled out ASEAN’s strong commitment to establish an ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) by 2015 which was guided by the AEC 2015 Blueprint. Post-2015, we are now in the AEC...
Foreign domestic workers have become integral and essential to many Singaporean households. They pick up kids, take care of elders, clean the house, and cook for the family. Many of them are from less developed Southeast Asian countries, mostly...
This is the first piece in a two-part special series on US President Donald Trump’s trip to Asia. US President Donald Trump recently kicked off his 12-day tour of Asia. This will be the longest tour of Asia undertaken by any...
"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...
From AI and robots to big data and clean energy, disruptive technologies are rapidly redefining our daily lives, our businesses, our economies. And in our interconnected world, these deepening impacts of 'Industry 4.0' should compel countries to prepare for...
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...
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...
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,...
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: 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...
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