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Cost–Benefit Analysis of HELE and Subcritical Coal-Fired Electricity Generation Technologies in Southeast Asia

31 December 2020

Energy

Note: Dr Han Phoumin’s article has been published in Sustainability Volume 13 Issue 3 A large potential exists in the Southeast Asia region for …

In the News

Energy Demand and Supply and Potential Distributed Energy System in Southeast Asia

31 December 2020

Energy

Note: Dr Phoumin’s article has been published in Renewable Energy and Sustainable Development in Southeast Asia by Asian Vision Institute and Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung . Contact [email protected]

Don't Leave Migrant Workers Behind

Opinions

Don't Leave Migrant Workers Behind

29 December 2020

Labour and Migration

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: As 2020 comes to a close, the coronavirus outbreak at a seafood market in Samut Sakhon has …

ASEAN's Strategies to Address New Normal

Opinions

ASEAN's Strategies to Address New Normal

28 December 2020

ASEAN , COVID-19

By Dr Venkatachalam Anbumozhi, Senior Energy Economist: As policymakers prepare to intervene and industries consider changes to their business models, the COVID-19 pandemic and stimulus …

Migrant Workers Need Better Welfare

Opinions

Migrant Workers Need Better Welfare

22 December 2020

Labour and Migration

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: The number 2,482,256 is not a combination that will win Thailand's lottery top prize, but it is nonetheless …

In the News

Bangladesh PM Urges India To Sign Teesta Water-Sharing Deal

18 December 2020

Note: This article was originally published in Benar News. ERIA’s research was cited . The India-led trilateral highway is part of India’s Act East Policy, …

In the News

settings Open AccessArticle Potential Renewable Hydrogen from Curtailed Electricity to Decarbonize ASEAN’s Emissions: Policy Implications

17 December 2020

Energy

Note: An article written by Dr Phoumin, Prof Fukunari Kimura, and Prof Jun Arima has been published in Sustainability as part of the Special Issue …

In the News

Powering Southeast Asia Meeting the Region’s Electricity Needs

17 December 2020

Energy

Note: Dr Han Phoumin’s article has been published in NBR Special Report no 89. The 2020 report from the Energy Security Program focuses on a …

Vetting China's Diplomacy: A Thai View

Opinions

Vetting China's Diplomacy: A Thai View

15 December 2020

China , Thailand

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: Deciphering and understanding China's foreign policy postures and conduct is akin to walking into a maze. As the …

ERIA’s Director of Communications, Lydia Ruddy, Joins Board of Trustees of Fulbright Indonesia

News

ERIA’s Director of Communications, Lydia Ruddy, Joins Board of Trustees of Fulbright Indonesia

14 December 2020

Education , United States

Jakarta, November 2020: The American Indonesian Exchange Foundation (AMINEF) announced the new members of the Board of Trustees, including the new American Ambassador to Indonesia, …

ACRF: Potential Green Recovery, New Social Contract Towards Sustainable ASEAN Future

Opinions

ACRF: Potential Green Recovery, New Social Contract Towards Sustainable ASEAN Future

10 December 2020

Energy , Energy Security

By Dr Venkatachalam Anbumozhi, Senior Energy Economist: With the outbreak of COVID-19, ASEAN member states are now in the middle of dealing with a combination …

In the News

South Korea President Moon Jae-in Shows Interest in Joining CPTPP Mega Trade Deal

08 December 2020

Republic of Korea

Note: This article was originally published in The Strait Times Prof Fukunari Kimura was quoted. TOKYO - South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Tuesday …

In the News

Prof Fukunari Kimura: This is the Time for Indonesia to Attract Japanese Investor

08 December 2020

Indonesia , Japan

Note: This article was originally published in Tribun News. Prof Fukunari Kimura was quoted. Please note that the article is in Indonesian Saat ini …

ERIA and UNCTAD Discuss Joint Work on NTMs in ASEAN and East Asia

News

ERIA and UNCTAD Discuss Joint Work on NTMs in ASEAN and East Asia

08 December 2020

Non-Tariff Measures , Strategy and Partnership Programme

Jakarta/Geneva, 8 December 2020: The Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) jointly …

ERIA Expresses Condolences on the Passing of H.E. Dr Akito Arima 

News

ERIA Expresses Condolences on the Passing of H.E. Dr Akito Arima 

08 December 2020

Asia Cosmopolitan Awards

Jakarta, 8 December 2020: The Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) would like to express our condolences for the passing of H.E. …

Sanctions have not prevented Russia from being Ukraine's top trading partner. Why?

07 December 2020

Note: This article was originally published in 112 Ukraine. ERIA was mentioned. Effective power must generate meanings and be able to play for long. For …

ERIA President Attends 7th IEF-IGU Ministerial Gas Forum

News

ERIA President Attends 7th IEF-IGU Ministerial Gas Forum

03 December 2020

Energy , Forum

Kuala Lumpur, 3 December 2020: The ASEAN energy mix will continue to have a large percentage of fossil fuel, but the share of natural gas …

ERIA Webinar Series on ASEAN MSMEs in a COVID-19 World Concludes

News

ERIA Webinar Series on ASEAN MSMEs in a COVID-19 World Concludes

03 December 2020

ASEAN , SMEs , Strategy and Partnership Programme

Jakarta, 3 December 2020: ERIA hosted the 10th and final episode of the MSMEs Talks with a discussion on ‘Innovation eco-systems and the role …

ERIA Holds Webinar on En-gendering E-commerce in Final Capacity Building Module

News

ERIA Holds Webinar on En-gendering E-commerce in Final Capacity Building Module

02 December 2020

Capacity Building , E-commerce

Jakarta, 2 December 2020: Creating a gender-blind environment, where women and men have the same opportunity, is essential for e-commerce to flourish. This means ensuring …

In the News

While US, Europe Rebound, India yet to Find Firm Ground as Economy Shrinks

01 December 2020

India

Note: This article was originally published in Hellenic Shipping News. Dr Venkatachalam Anbumozhi was quoted. Growth could fall to 4.5 percent annually over the next …

Without Trump, CJK Becomes Friendlier

Opinions

Without Trump, CJK Becomes Friendlier

01 December 2020

China , Japan , Republic of Korea , United States

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: It has been a four-year hiatus for the three Asian economic powerhouses. Whatever their collaborative configurations may have …

In the News

AmCham – ERIA Survey Launch ‘The Impact of COVID-19 on Foreign Firms in ASEAN’

30 November 2020

ASEAN

Note: AmCham – ERIA Survey Launch ‘The Impact of COVID-19 on Foreign Firms in ASEAN’ which was held on 30 November 2020 was …

In the News

India’s Economy Shrinks Sharply as COVID-19 Slams Small Businesses

30 November 2020

India

Note: This article was originally published in The Economic Times. Dr Venkatachalam Anbumozhi was quoted. NEW DELHI: China has come roaring back from the devastation …

AmCham Indonesia and ERIA Launch Survey Results on the Impact of COVID-19 on Foreign Firms in ASEAN

Multimedia , News , Press Releases

AmCham Indonesia and ERIA Launch Survey Results on the Impact of COVID-19 on Foreign Firms in ASEAN

30 November 2020

COVID-19 , Finance and Macroeconomy

Download Report Jakarta, 30 November 2020: The American Chamber of Commerce in Indonesia (AmCham) and the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) …

In the News

New Trend in International Trade

29 November 2020

Trade

Note: This article was originally published in Sindo News. Dr Lili Yan Ing was quoted. (Please note that the article is in Indonesian) JAKARTA …

In the News

Hit Hard by Lockdown, India's Economy Shrinks 7.5%

28 November 2020

India

Note: This article was originally published in Northwest Arkansas. Dr Venkatachalam Anbumozhi was quoted. NEW DELHI -- China has come roaring back from the devastation …

ERIA and the OECD Co-host Webinar on Urban Trends Across Asia

News

ERIA and the OECD Co-host Webinar on Urban Trends Across Asia

27 November 2020

Strategy and Partnership Programme , Urban Development

Jakarta, 27 November: ERIA, together with the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), organized the webinar ‘Cities in the World: A New Perspective on …

In the News

Climate Change: What Happened to Asia-Pacific’s Green Recovery from Coronavirus?

26 November 2020

Climate Change , COVID-19

Note: This article was originally published in South China Morning Post. Dr Venkatachalam Anbumozhi was quoted. Over 100 commercial jets stand idly on the tarmac …

In the News

Taking Advantage of RCEP's Momentum, the Government does not Need to Intervene Market too much

26 November 2020

RCEP

Note: This article was originally published in Medcom. Dr Lili Yan Ing was quoted. (Please note that the article is in Indonesian) Jakarta: Hadirnya …

ASEAN 101: 12 facts for ‘President' Biden

Opinions

ASEAN 101: 12 facts for ‘President' Biden

24 November 2020

ASEAN , United States

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: 1. First and foremost, ASEAN is one less problem for the US globally because it is peaceful and …

In the News

Indonesia Boosts Refinement to End Fuel Imports

23 November 2020

Energy

Note: This article was originally published in The Jakarta Post. Dr Alloysius Joko Purwanto was quoted. The government expects state-owned oil giant Pertamina to increase …

Can India Pull Off a Sustainable Economic Recovery?

Opinions

Can India Pull Off a Sustainable Economic Recovery?

22 November 2020

India

By Dr Venkatachalam Anbumozhi, Senior Energy Economist: As of mid-November, India has had 8.3 million COVID infections, and the numbers do not appear to be …

In the News

Chairman’s Statement of the 37th ASEAN Summit: Cohesive and Responsive

20 November 2020

ASEAN

Note: This article was originally published in The Vietnam Plus. ERIA was mentioned in the Chairman's Statement of the 37th ASEAN Summit, statement 32. '32. …

In the News

Would Post-pandemic Air Transport be More Sustainable?

20 November 2020

Note: This article was originally published in Greenport and The World News. Dr Alloysius Joko Purwanto was quoted. Please note that the article is …

ERIA Attends the Virtual 14th EAS Energy Ministerial Meeting

News

ERIA Attends the Virtual 14th EAS Energy Ministerial Meeting

20 November 2020

Energy

Jakarta, 20 November 2020: The 14th East Asia Summit (EAS) Energy Ministers Meeting, hosted virtually by the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Viet Nam, …

ERIA Congratulates APEC for the APEC Putrajaya Vision 2040

News

ERIA Congratulates APEC for the APEC Putrajaya Vision 2040

20 November 2020

ERIA is pleased to have supported the APEC Putrajaya Vision 2040 which was agreed to by the Economic Leaders of APEC on 20 November 2020. …

ERIA Holds The 1st Workshop on Hydrogen from Renewables and Clean Energy

News

ERIA Holds The 1st Workshop on Hydrogen from Renewables and Clean Energy

20 November 2020

Energy

Jakarta, 17-18 November 2020: The 1st Virtual Workshop on ‘Hydrogen Sourced from Renewables and Clean Energy: A Feasibility Study of Achieving Large-scale Demonstration in China’ …

In the News

Committed to Tackling Climate Change

19 November 2020

Climate Change

Note: This article was originally published in The Star. ERIA’s participation in ASEAN Energy Business Forum 2020 was reported Click here to read the news …

ERIA Hosts Webinar on Digital Payment and Fintech Innovation to Accelerate Financial Inclusion Across ASEAN

Multimedia , News

ERIA Hosts Webinar on Digital Payment and Fintech Innovation to Accelerate Financial Inclusion Across ASEAN

19 November 2020

Digital Economy , Innovation and Technology , Strategy and Partnership Programme

Jakarta, 19 November 2020: ERIA's MSMEs Webinar Talk #9 was held on the 19th of November. The webinar covered ‘The Rise of Fintech and Digital …

ERIA Co-organises Workshop on Strengthening Stakeholders Cooperation in Promoting Active Ageing and Mental Health in ASEAN

News

ERIA Co-organises Workshop on Strengthening Stakeholders Cooperation in Promoting Active Ageing and Mental Health in ASEAN

19 November 2020

Ageing Population , Healthcare

Ha Noi, 18-19 November 2020: The ‘International Workshop on Strengthening Stakeholders Cooperation in Promoting Active Ageing and Mental Health in ASEAN’ was held virtually (physically …

In the News

International Workshop Promoting Active Ageing, Mental Health in ASEAN Underway

18 November 2020

Healthcare

Note: This article was originally published in The Vietnam Plus on 18 November 2020. ERIA was mentioned. Hanoi (VNA) - An international workshop …

In the News

China-backed Trade Deal Impact on Biden's Policy Remain Uncertain

18 November 2020

China , United States

Note: This article was originally published in Japan Today. Prof Fukunari Kimura was quoted. The long-awaited free trade agreement signed Sunday between 15 Asia-Pacific …

ASEAN is Still Alive and Kicking (softly)

Opinions

ASEAN is Still Alive and Kicking (softly)

17 November 2020

ASEAN

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: Despite the condescending views and criticism levied on Asean's defects and the relevancy of its small members, barring …

In the News

Greater cohesion, bloc's centrality underscore Vietnam's success as ASEAN chair

17 November 2020

Note: This article was originally published in VnExpress International on 11 November 2020. Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn was quoted. The effective conduct of online meetings …

ERIA Holds the 3rd East Asia Energy Forum Virtually

Multimedia , News

ERIA Holds the 3rd East Asia Energy Forum Virtually

17 November 2020

Energy

Jakarta, 17 November 2020: The 3rd East Asia Energy Forum (EAEF) was organized as a virtual event by the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and …

In the News

Benefits that can be Obtained by Indonesia from the RCEP

16 November 2020

RCEP

Note: This article was originally published in Kontan. ERIA’s research was cited. (Please note that the article is in Indonesian) KONTAN.CO.ID - JAKARTA. Perjanjian …

In the News

RCEP Signing Hoped to Boost Cambodia’s Economic Upturn

16 November 2020

RCEP

Note: This article was originally published in The Vietnam Plus. ERIA’s research was cited. Phnom Penh (VNA) - The November 15 signing of the long-awaited …

In the News

Japan Hopes RCEP Deal Pushes Biden and U.S. to Rejoin Trade Frameworks

16 November 2020

RCEP , United States

Note: This article was originally published in The Japan Times. Prof Fukunari Kimura was quoted . The long-awaited free trade agreement signed Sunday between …

ERIA Acknowledged in Various Statements from the 37th ASEAN Summit and Related Meetings

News

ERIA Acknowledged in Various Statements from the 37th ASEAN Summit and Related Meetings

15 November 2020

ASEAN

Hanoi, 15 November 2020: The 37th ASEAN Summit and Related Summits were held virtually from 12 to 15 November 2020. Many of the Summits focused …

In the News

Cambodia Signs World’s Largest Free Trade Pact

15 November 2020

Cambodia

Note: This article was originally published in The Phnom Penh Post on 15 November 2020. ERIA’s research was cited. A visceral hit of merriment captured …

In the News

Leading Exporters Upbeat about Future of Natural Gas

15 November 2020

Energy

Note: This article was originally published in Trade Arabia. Prof Jun Arima was mentioned . The full promise of natural gas will unfold once the …

ERIA’s President Encourages ABIS to Foster Digital Connectivity to Overcome Challenges Brought by COVID-19

News

ERIA’s President Encourages ABIS to Foster Digital Connectivity to Overcome Challenges Brought by COVID-19

13 November 2020

COVID-19 , Digital Economy

Hanoi, 13 November 2020: The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the movement of goods and services within the supply chains of the ASEAN Member States (AMS). …

2020 Global Think Tank Summit Calls for Action

News

2020 Global Think Tank Summit Calls for Action

13 November 2020

Think Tank

Virtual, 13 Nov 2020: With the theme ‘Think Tanks and Policy Advice in a Disrupted and Transformed World’, the 2020 Global Think Tank Summit was …

President of ERIA Takes Part in the 22nd GECF Ministerial Meeting

News

President of ERIA Takes Part in the 22nd GECF Ministerial Meeting

12 November 2020

Energy

Algiers, 12 November 2020: ERIA’s most recent regional energy outlook projects that ASEAN’s natural gas demand will grow by 3.5 times in the next three …

In the News

Modi Calls for Early Review of Free Trade Agreement

12 November 2020

FTA

Note: This article was originally published in The Hindu Business Line on 12 November 2020. ERIA’s research was cited. Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for …

In the News

PM Modi Underlines Centrality of ASEAN in India’s Act East policy

12 November 2020

India

Note: This article was originally published in Indiansapidnews on 12 November 2020. ERIA’s research was cited . India and the Association of Southeast Asian …

In the News

Modi Calls for Early Review of Free Trade Agreement

12 November 2020

FTA

Note: This article was originally published in Shahi News on 12 November 2020. ERIA’s research was cited . Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for …

In the News

Analysis: ASEAN-US Ties Under Biden

09 November 2020

Note: This video was originally published in NHK on 9 November 2020. Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn was interviewed. Click to watch the interview in NHK …

ERIA Co-organises 4th General Assembly Meeting of International Tsunami Disaster Prevention Society

News

ERIA Co-organises 4th General Assembly Meeting of International Tsunami Disaster Prevention Society

06 November 2020

Jakarta, 6 November 2020: Prof Hidetoshi Nishimura, President of ERIA, attended the 4th General Assembly Meeting of the International Tsunami Disaster Prevention Society chaired by …

ERIA Supports Growth of Indonesia’s Older Population Fueling the Potential of the Silver Economy Webinar

News

ERIA Supports Growth of Indonesia’s Older Population Fueling the Potential of the Silver Economy Webinar

06 November 2020

Finance and Macroeconomy , Healthcare , Indonesia , Population Ageing , Webinar

Virtual, 6 November 2020: The Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) supported an international webinar hosted by Indonesia’s Ministry of National Development …

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