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Governments in ASEAN Should Invest in SMEs' Internal Capacity

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Governments in ASEAN Should Invest in SMEs' Internal Capacity

01 September 2017

ASEAN , SMEs

Small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) form the backbone of key South East Asian economies, accounting for the majority of total employment and an integral source …

Learning from the Japanese Experience - Creating an Industrial Push in Myanmar

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Learning from the Japanese Experience - Creating an Industrial Push in Myanmar

01 October 2017

Industry and Manufacturing , Japan , Myanmar

The financial sector is a critical driver for a country’s reform efforts, and lays the groundwork for the future development and growth of an economy. …

Micro-integration, Macro-assertion: ASEAN can Use FTA Negotiations as Showcase for Wider Ambitions

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Micro-integration, Macro-assertion: ASEAN can Use FTA Negotiations as Showcase for Wider Ambitions

01 November 2017

ASEAN , FTA , Trade

The year 2017 has presented ASEAN countries with a new incentive to pursue mega free trade agreements (FTAs). Since coming into power, the Trump administration …

Leveraging on ASEAN's Growing Economy to Tackle ASEAN's Ageing Population

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Leveraging on ASEAN's Growing Economy to Tackle ASEAN's Ageing Population

01 December 2017

ASEAN , Social Protection

Countries around the world are facing an ageing population - including the members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). ASEAN countries do have …

Making ASEAN's E-Commerce Landscape Count - Adopting a Value Chain Approach

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Making ASEAN's E-Commerce Landscape Count - Adopting a Value Chain Approach

01 January 2018

ASEAN , Digital Economy , E-commerce , Singapore

2018. Singapore is taking over the chairmanship at a time when there is growing anti-globalisation and anti-trade sentiment around the world. In this context, Singapore …

CLMV Countries Must Go Beyond Regional Integration

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CLMV Countries Must Go Beyond Regional Integration

01 February 2018

CLMV , Industry and Manufacturing , Investment

Dubbed Southeast Asia's last frontier market, Myanmar has been one of ASEAN's most high-profile destinations for investors since the country's opening. There are concerns …

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