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News and Views

The Digital Economy is Necessary for ASEAN to Benefit from Industry 4.0

Opinions

The Digital Economy is Necessary for ASEAN to Benefit from Industry 4.0

31 August 2017

ASEAN , Digital Economy

By Rizqy Anandhika From AI and robots to big data and clean energy, disruptive technologies are rapidly redefining our daily lives, our businesses, our economies. …

Former President Macapagal-Arroyo Highlights the Importance of ASCC for the Philippines

Multimedia , News

Former President Macapagal-Arroyo Highlights the Importance of ASCC for the Philippines

29 August 2017

ASEAN , ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community , [email protected]

The Philippines holds the ASEAN Socio-cultural Community (ASCC) in high regards, as shown through its efforts to initiate the ASCC in 2003, its adoption of …

Ambassador Delia Albert: ASCC Should be the First Pillar of ASEAN

Multimedia , News

Ambassador Delia Albert: ASCC Should be the First Pillar of ASEAN

28 August 2017

ASEAN , ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community , [email protected]

The ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (ASCC) should be the first pillar of ASEAN to improve integration amongst member states, said Ambassador Delia Albert, the former Foreign …

Article - Study: Low media coverage affects Filipino's awareness of ASEAN

In the News

Article - Study: Low media coverage affects Filipino's awareness of ASEAN

24 August 2017

ASEAN , Media , Philippines

Note: This article was originally published in The Davao Today on 24 August 2017. ERIA was featured. After its existence for 50 years, Filipinos apparently …

Article - Symposium on ASEAN socio-cultural relations slated in Davao City

In the News

Article - Symposium on ASEAN socio-cultural relations slated in Davao City

22 August 2017

ASEAN , Culture

Note: This article was originally published in The Minda News on 22 August 2017. ERIA was featured. Strategies that will enhance understanding of the …

Four Narratives of ASEAN that Makes It Unique at 50

Opinions

Four Narratives of ASEAN that Makes It Unique at 50

11 August 2017

ASEAN , [email protected]

By Venkatachalam Anbumozhi The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), which observes the golden jubilee of its foundation on 8 August, has come a long …

Book Release: Voices of ASEAN: What Does ASEAN Mean to ASEAN Peoples?

Press Releases

Book Release: Voices of ASEAN: What Does ASEAN Mean to ASEAN Peoples?

08 August 2017

ASEAN , ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community , [email protected]

The Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), in collaboration with the Philippine Government, has embarked on the [email protected] Project as part of …

Book Release: Building ASEAN Community: Political-Security and Socio-Cultural Reflections

Press Releases

Book Release: Building ASEAN Community: Political-Security and Socio-Cultural Reflections

08 August 2017

ASEAN , ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community , [email protected]

The Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), in collaboration with the Philippine Government, has embarked on the [email protected] Project as part of …

Article - In search of ASEAN 'champions'

In the News

Article - In search of ASEAN 'champions'

28 July 2017

ASEAN

Note: This article was originally published in The Nikkei Asian Review on 28 July 2017. ERIA was featured. Despite proving to be a unique …

ERIA Experts Discuss ASEAN Integration with Viet Nam PM and DPM

News

ERIA Experts Discuss ASEAN Integration with Viet Nam PM and DPM

21 July 2017

ASEAN , ASEAN Economic Community , Courtesy Visit , Viet Nam

A delegation of experts from the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) led by ERIA President, Prof Hidetoshi Nishimura, paid a courtesy …

Vietnamese Businesses Learn about the Benefits of the ASEAN Economic Community

News

Vietnamese Businesses Learn about the Benefits of the ASEAN Economic Community

21 July 2017

AEC Blueprint , ASEAN , Conference , Viet Nam

More than a year has passed since the establishment of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), yet businesses still know very little about the opportunities it …

Article - Giao lưu kết nối các doanh nghiệp AEC

In the News

Article - Giao lưu kết nối các doanh nghiệp AEC

19 July 2017

ASEAN , ASEAN Economic Community

Note: This article was originally published in The Gioi & Viet Nam on 18 July 2017. ERIA was featured. …

Article - Deputy PM discusses problems facing ASEAN Economic Community

In the News

Article - Deputy PM discusses problems facing ASEAN Economic Community

18 July 2017

ASEAN , ASEAN Economic Community

Note: This article was originally published in the Vietnam Plus on 18 July 2017. ERIA was featured. Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue discussed problems …

Article - PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc greets ASEAN Secretary-General

In the News

Article - PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc greets ASEAN Secretary-General

18 July 2017

ASEAN , Viet Nam

Note: This article was originally published in the Vietnam Plus on 18 July 2017. ERIA's Executive Director, Prof. Hidetoshi Nishimura was featured. Prime Minister Nguyen …

Article - Enhancing Asean Connectivity

In the News

Article - Enhancing Asean Connectivity

16 July 2017

ASEAN , Connectivity

Note: This article was originally published in Northbound Philippines on 16 July 2017. ERIA's Executive Director, Prof. Hidetoshi Nishimura was featured. Economic Research Institute for …

Article - Will 2025 be the final deadline for the ASEAN Economic Community?

In the News

Article - Will 2025 be the final deadline for the ASEAN Economic Community?

14 July 2017

ADB , ASEAN , ASEAN Economic Community

Note: This article was originally published in the Asia Pathways - ADBI on 14July 2017. Non-Tariff Measures in ASEAN by Lili Yan Ing was featured. …

Article - ASEAN academics want India to play leadership role in improving connectivity, commerce and security

In the News

Article - ASEAN academics want India to play leadership role in improving connectivity, commerce and security

06 July 2017

ASEAN , Connectivity , India

Note: This article was originally published in the Web India 123 on 6 July 2017. ERIA's Director General of Policy Relations was featured in the …

Press Releases - Delhi Dialogue 9 (ASEAN-India Relations: Charting the Course for the Next 25 Years)

In the News

Press Releases - Delhi Dialogue 9 (ASEAN-India Relations: Charting the Course for the Next 25 Years)

03 July 2017

ASEAN , Connectivity , India

Note: This press releases was originally published in Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India's official website on 3 July 2017. ERIA's particiption in The …

Article - ASEAN remains resilient, says PH official

In the News

Article - ASEAN remains resilient, says PH official

20 June 2017

ASEAN , Philippines

Note: This article was originally published in the The Philippine Information Agency (PIA) on 20 June 2017. ERIA's contribution as co-organizer of the High Level …

Article - Asean must contribute to common good, forum told

In the News

Article - Asean must contribute to common good, forum told

19 June 2017

ASEAN , Philippines , Symposium

Note: This article was originally published in The Nation on 19 June 2017. ERIA's President, Prof Hidetoshi Nishimura, was featured in the news. A …

ASEAN Must Contribute to Common Good

News

ASEAN Must Contribute to Common Good

19 June 2017

ASEAN , [email protected] , Philippines , Symposium

Iloilo City--19 June: A High Level Policy Symposium on ASEAN took place on Sunday with well over 200 participants taking part in policy debates on …

Article - Vemanti Group Enters Agreement With Plutos Capital Group To Expand Investments Into Vietnam & SEA

In the News

Article - Vemanti Group Enters Agreement With Plutos Capital Group To Expand Investments Into Vietnam & SEA

13 June 2017

ASEAN , China , Economic Integration , India , Viet Nam

Note: This article was originally published in the Market Wired on 13 June 2017. ERIA's research findings in its contribution as co-producers of the “Economic …

Call for Proposals: Study on 'Energy Poverty in the ASEAN Region' Fiscal Year 2017-2018

News

Call for Proposals: Study on 'Energy Poverty in the ASEAN Region' Fiscal Year 2017-2018

26 May 2017

ASEAN , Call for Proposals , Energy , ERIA

The Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) is inviting research proposals for a study on 'Energy Poverty in the ASEAN Region'. We …

Opinion Piece - Propelling ASEAN towards Clean Coal Technology

In the News

Opinion Piece - Propelling ASEAN towards Clean Coal Technology

22 May 2017

ASEAN , Coal , Energy

Editor's note: This opinion piece was originally published in World Coal Association on 22 May 2017. ERIA's Energy Economist Han Phoumin provided commentary. Coal, the …

Reforming Fossil Fuel Subsidies in ASEAN, India, and China

Opinions

Reforming Fossil Fuel Subsidies in ASEAN, India, and China

18 May 2017

ASEAN , China , Energy , Energy Security , India , Regulation and Governance

By Han Phoumin Energy is heavily subsidised across the globe and energy subsidies exert an extensive economic burden on many countries, particularly on developing economies. …

ERIA and UNCTAD Hold 'NTMs in ASEAN' Workshop

News

ERIA and UNCTAD Hold 'NTMs in ASEAN' Workshop

17 May 2017

ASEAN , ERIA , Trade , Trade Facilitation , Workshop

On 27-28 April 2017, the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) held …

Opinion Piece - How to Unlock the Potential of Asean's Private Sector for the Great Energy Transition?

In the News

Opinion Piece - How to Unlock the Potential of Asean's Private Sector for the Great Energy Transition?

16 May 2017

ASEAN , Energy , Private

Editor's note: This opinion piece was originally published in Jakarta Globe on 16 May 2017. ERIA's Senior Energy Economist Venkatachalam Anbumozhi provided commentary. Southeast Asian …

How to Unlock the Potentials of ASEAN's Private Sector for the Great Energy Transition?

Opinions

How to Unlock the Potentials of ASEAN's Private Sector for the Great Energy Transition?

11 May 2017

ASEAN , Energy , Energy Security , Investment , Regulation and Governance

By Venkatachalam Anbumozhi South East Asian countries are faced with a set of interconnected yet fundamental energy transition dilemmas. The region's rapidly industrialising economies, intensifying …

Propelling ASEAN towards Clean Coal Technology

Opinions

Propelling ASEAN towards Clean Coal Technology

11 May 2017

ASEAN , Coal , Energy , Innovation and Technology

By Han Phoumin Coal, the most abundant and reliable energy resource, will continue to be the dominant energy source in power generation to meet the …

Article - ASEAN, Canada agree to enhance role of SMEs

In the News

Article - ASEAN, Canada agree to enhance role of SMEs

09 May 2017

ASEAN , SMEs

Note: This article was originally published in the Antara News on 9 May 2017. ERIA's Research was featured in the news. Jakarta (ANTARA News) …

Electrifying Emerging ASEAN through Off-grid Distributed Renewable Energy Systems

Opinions

Electrifying Emerging ASEAN through Off-grid Distributed Renewable Energy Systems

30 April 2017

ASEAN , Energy , Regulation and Governance

By Han Phoumin Some 134 million people in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region do not have access to electricity (IEA and ERIA, …

RCEP Facing a Critical Deadline

Opinions

RCEP Facing a Critical Deadline

30 April 2017

ASEAN , FTA , RCEP , Trade , Trade Facilitation

By Tan Sri Dr Rebecca Fatima Sta Maria ASEAN is well on its way to becoming a global leader for regional integration and an important …

After Brexit, an ASEAN-EU Trade Agreement?

Opinions

After Brexit, an ASEAN-EU Trade Agreement?

30 April 2017

ASEAN , FTA , Trade

By Lili Yan Ing and Abigail Rising anti-globalisation sentiment Since World War II, the world has experienced a steady wave of globalisation. However, a series …

PLE Discusses ERIA's Role with ASEAN Economic Ministers

News

PLE Discusses ERIA's Role with ASEAN Economic Ministers

25 April 2017

ASEAN , ASEAN Economic Community , ERIA , Japan , RCEP

The Parliamentary League (PLE) for the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) organised a breakfast meeting with ASEAN Economic Ministers on 7 …

ERIA Attends the Informal Meeting of AEM-METI Consultation

News

ERIA Attends the Informal Meeting of AEM-METI Consultation

21 April 2017

ASEAN , ERIA , Japan , RCEP , Trade

A delegation from the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) attended the informal meeting of ASEAN Economic Ministers (AEM)-METI consultations in Osaka, …

The US and ASEAN: Deal or No Deal?

Opinions

The US and ASEAN: Deal or No Deal?

31 March 2017

ASEAN , Investment , Trade

By Lili Yan Ing and Abigail Should the United States and ASEAN make a trade deal? First, let us discuss the economies. Over the past …

How Far Can the RCEP Ship Sail?

Opinions

How Far Can the RCEP Ship Sail?

31 March 2017

ASEAN , FTA , RCEP , Trade

By Maura Ada Décosterd Painted against the backdrop of a platinum-standard Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) appeared, at least for …

ASEAN Monetary Authorities Brace for Uncertain 2017

Opinions

ASEAN Monetary Authorities Brace for Uncertain 2017

31 March 2017

ASEAN , Finance and Macro Economy , Regulation and Governance

By Jaysa Rafi Prana ASEAN members must remain vigilant to ensure a stable 2017 follows their solid 2016, and are cautiously observing the latest developments …

ERIA Engagement at the 5th ASEAN EU Business Summit

News

ERIA Engagement at the 5th ASEAN EU Business Summit

14 March 2017

ASEAN , ASEAN Economic Community , Trade

While government leaders from the European Union and the Association for South East Asian Nations decided to resume free trade talks at a ministers meeting …

ERIA and IDE-JETRO Organises International Symposium 'New Normal, Integration, and Inequality'

Press Releases

ERIA and IDE-JETRO Organises International Symposium 'New Normal, Integration, and Inequality'

07 March 2017

ASEAN , East Asia Summit , Economic Integration , Symposium , Workshop

Jakarta, Indonesia - 7 March 2017: The Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) and the Institute of Developing Economies - Japan External …

Protectionism Thrives in the West: Is the Pendulum of Globalisation Swinging to the East?

Opinions

Protectionism Thrives in the West: Is the Pendulum of Globalisation Swinging to the East?

28 February 2017

ASEAN , Industry and Manufacturing , Trade

By Rizqy Anandhika Globalisation is facing a major test of sustainability in the west with trade protectionism and populism mushrooming, but the trend is unlikely …

ERIA Appoints Prof Jun Arima as Senior Policy Fellow for Energy

News

ERIA Appoints Prof Jun Arima as Senior Policy Fellow for Energy

22 February 2017

ASEAN , Economic Integration

The Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Jun Arima as Senior Policy Fellow for …

Opinion Piece - Demise of TPP does not mark end of US 'pivot to Asia'

In the News

Opinion Piece - Demise of TPP does not mark end of US 'pivot to Asia'

08 February 2017

ASEAN , FTA , RCEP , Trade

Editor's note: This opinion piece was originally published in TNP on 8 February 2017. ERIA's Economist Lurong Chen provided commentary. The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is …

Opinion Piece - TPP's Demise Does Not Mark End of US 'Pivot to Asia': The Jakarta Post Columnist

In the News

Opinion Piece - TPP's Demise Does Not Mark End of US 'Pivot to Asia': The Jakarta Post Columnist

07 February 2017

ASEAN , FTA , RCEP , Trade

Editor's note: This opinion piece was originally published in the Straits Times on 7 February 2017. ERIA's Economist Lurong Chen provided commentary. JAKARTA (THE JAKARTA …

Opinion Piece - The United States Non-Stop Pivot to Asia

In the News

Opinion Piece - The United States Non-Stop Pivot to Asia

03 February 2017

ASEAN , Competitiveness , Finance and Macroeconomy , Trade

Editor's note: This opinion piece was originally published in The Jakarta Post on 3 February 2017. ERIA's Economist Lurong Chen provided commentary. The Trans-Pacific Partnership …

The United States Non-stop Pivot to Asia

Opinions

The United States Non-stop Pivot to Asia

31 January 2017

ASEAN , Finance and Macro Economy , Industry and Manufacturing , Investment , Regulation and Governance , Trade

By Lurong Chen The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is stranded, but the United States (US) 'pivot to Asia' is not. For the foreseeable future, the Asia-Pacific …

RCEP: More Relevant Now Than Ever

Opinions

RCEP: More Relevant Now Than Ever

31 January 2017

ASEAN , Finance and Macro Economy , Industry and Manufacturing , Investment , Regulation and Governance , Trade

By Tan Sri Dr Rebecca Fatima Sta Maria When President-elect Donald Trump called the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) a 'disaster' and vowed to pull out …

Opinion Piece - RCEP: More Relevant Now Than Ever for ASEAN

In the News

Opinion Piece - RCEP: More Relevant Now Than Ever for ASEAN

28 January 2017

ASEAN , FTA , RCEP , Trade , Trade Facilitation

Editor's note: This opinion piece was originally published in Nation Multimedia on 28 January 2017. ERIA's Senior Policy Fellow Dr Rebecca Fatima Sta Maria provided …

Opinion Piece - The United States' Non-Stop Pivot to Asia

In the News

Opinion Piece - The United States' Non-Stop Pivot to Asia

26 January 2017

ASEAN , Competitiveness , Finance and Macroeconomy , Trade

Editor's note: This opinion piece was originally published in the Bangkok Post on 26 January 2017. ERIA's Economist Lurong Chen provided commentary. The Trans-Pacific Partnership …

The Rise of Anti-Globalisation and its Impact in Asia

In the News

The Rise of Anti-Globalisation and its Impact in Asia

20 January 2017

ASEAN , Trade

Editor's note: This article was originally published in the Asian Correspondent on 20 January 2017. The President of ERIA Prof. Nishimura was quoted. THE world …

Lao Government Officials Benefit from Policy Modelling

News

Lao Government Officials Benefit from Policy Modelling

20 January 2017

ASEAN

Around 25 government officials from Lao PDR participated in the second of the Trade, Growth and Policy Modelling Workshops in Vientiane, from 10-13 January. In …

As the World Turns Away from Globalisation, How Should ASEAN Respond?

Opinions

As the World Turns Away from Globalisation, How Should ASEAN Respond?

05 January 2017

ASEAN , Finance and Macro Economy , Industry and Manufacturing , Investment , Regulation and Governance , Trade

By Lili Yan Ing After close to 70 years of trade liberalisation, a series of recent events (among others, Brexit in the U.K. and Donald …

ASEAN at 50: Thailand Must Do More

In the News

ASEAN at 50: Thailand Must Do More

02 January 2017

ASEAN , ERIA , Trade , Trade Facilitation

Editor's note: This article was originally published in Nation Multimedia on 2 January 2017. ERIA's Non-Tariff Measures data were featured. As one of the founding …

Accelerate the RCEP to Consolidate Asian Regional Integration

Opinions

Accelerate the RCEP to Consolidate Asian Regional Integration

02 January 2017

ASEAN , Finance and Macro Economy , Industry and Manufacturing , Investment , Regulation and Governance , Trade

By Lurong Chen There have been many statements in the media lately about the impact of the United States election on Asia, and specifically …

Finding Investors a Challenge for ASEAN Connectivity Projects

In the News

Finding Investors a Challenge for ASEAN Connectivity Projects

01 January 2017

ASEAN , Connectivity , Infrastructure , Investment , Public-Private Partnership

Editor's note: This article was originally published in Asia Nikkei on 1 January 2017. ERIA's Economist Fauziah Zen was quoted. KUALA LUMPUR/JAKARTA -- Southeast …

ERIA and AIPA Sign MoU to Support ASEAN Parliamentary Members

News

ERIA and AIPA Sign MoU to Support ASEAN Parliamentary Members

21 December 2016

ASEAN

The Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with ASEAN Inter-parliamentary Assembly (AIPA) on 16 December 2016 …

ERIA Jointly Organises the Brunei Halal Business Seminar in Tokyo

News

ERIA Jointly Organises the Brunei Halal Business Seminar in Tokyo

09 December 2016

ASEAN

The Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), in collaboration with the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) and the Energy and Industry Department …

President of ERIA Gives Keynote Speech at the 5th LNG Producer-Consumer Conference

News

President of ERIA Gives Keynote Speech at the 5th LNG Producer-Consumer Conference

06 December 2016

ASEAN

On 24 November, 2016, the 5th LNG Producer-Consumer Conference under the theme 'Pathway towards Development of Global LNG Market' was held in Tokyo, organised by …

ERIA CADP Research Team Conducts Site Visits in Cambodia

News

ERIA CADP Research Team Conducts Site Visits in Cambodia

06 December 2016

ASEAN

From 30 October to 2 November 2016, a research team from the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) on the Comprehensive Asia …

ERIA Research Team Meets with Cambodian Minister to Discuss CADP 2.0 and IDP

News

ERIA Research Team Meets with Cambodian Minister to Discuss CADP 2.0 and IDP

06 December 2016

ASEAN

A team of researchers from the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) met with H.E. Sok Chenda Sophea, Minister attached to the …

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