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Promoting Innovation

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Promoting Innovation

04 April 2016

Industry and Manufacturing , Innovation and Technology

By Yasushi Ueki Fostering self-motivated people is fundamental in promoting innovation. Recently ASEAN member states (AMS) put more emphasis on engineering and science to promote …

Building the Infrastructure Industry in East Asia Emerging Economies

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Building the Infrastructure Industry in East Asia Emerging Economies

02 May 2016

Finance and Macro Economy , Infrastructure , Investment

By Fauziah Zen The short supply of infrastructure in majority of emerging economies wasan alarming issue recently due to its impeding effect on economic growthand …

Globalisation and Wage Inequality

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Globalisation and Wage Inequality

04 July 2016

Industry and Manufacturing , Poverty and Sustainable Development Goals , Social Protection , Trade

By Dionisius Narjoko Two important economic trends have emerged during the past few decades: rapid globalisation and increasing wage inequality. Developing countries, in particular, have …

Reducing Unnecessary Regulatory Burdens (RURB) in ASEAN's Priority Integration Sectors

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Reducing Unnecessary Regulatory Burdens (RURB) in ASEAN's Priority Integration Sectors

31 August 2016

Competitiveness , Finance and Macro Economy , Investment , Regulation and Governance

By Yuanita Suhud ASEAN is standing at a momentous juncture. With the emergence of mega trade deals such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the …

Simplifying Rules of Origin, Reducing Non-tariff Barriers

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Simplifying Rules of Origin, Reducing Non-tariff Barriers

22 September 2016

Finance and Macro Economy , Regulation and Governance , Trade

By Lili Yan Ing and Olivier Cadot The economic growth of East Asia has outperformed the world's growth for the last two decades. The emerging …

Going Back to the Spirit of ASEAN Charter

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Going Back to the Spirit of ASEAN Charter

23 September 2016

ASEAN

By Rebecca Fatima Sta Maria While the grouping's 'internal' summits are meant to be business-like, the summits with its dialogue partners have been a chance …

How to Unlock the Potentials of ASEAN to Advance the SDG 2030 Agenda?

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How to Unlock the Potentials of ASEAN to Advance the SDG 2030 Agenda?

31 October 2016

ASEAN , Regulation and Governance , Sustainable Development Goals

By Venkatachalam Anbumozhi Building on the success of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), in September 2016, world leaders signed up to the Sustainable Development Goals …

How ASEAN can Advance the SDG Agenda

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How ASEAN can Advance the SDG Agenda

31 October 2016

Sustainable Development Goals

By Venkatachalam Anbumozhi, Senior Energy Economist Building on the success of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), in September 2016, world leaders signed up to the …

China's Trade Expansion: A Friend or a Foe for ASEAN Countries?

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China's Trade Expansion: A Friend or a Foe for ASEAN Countries?

30 November 2016

ASEAN , Competitiveness , Finance and Macro Economy , Industry and Manufacturing , Trade

By Rahmasari Istiandari The rapidly changing dynamics of global trade has prompted countries to continuously examine their roles in international trade, considering the fact that …

INSIGHT: Trump's Economic Policy and Impact on Indonesian Economy

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INSIGHT: Trump's Economic Policy and Impact on Indonesian Economy

13 December 2016

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

By Lili Yan Ing There are many questions about United States president-elect Donald Trump's economic policy and how it will affect the Indonesian economy. Although …

Accelerate the RCEP to Consolidate Asian Regional Integration

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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 …

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

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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 …

The United States Non-stop Pivot to Asia

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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

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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 …

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

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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 …

The US and ASEAN: Deal or No Deal?

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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 …

ASEAN Monetary Authorities Brace for Uncertain 2017

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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 …

How Far Can the RCEP Ship Sail?

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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 …

RCEP Facing a Critical Deadline

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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 …

Electrifying Emerging ASEAN through Off-grid Distributed Renewable Energy Systems

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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, …

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