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After Brexit, an ASEAN-EU Trade Agreement?

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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 …

ADB at 50: Is it Ready to Face the New Challenges and Stay Relevant?

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ADB at 50: Is it Ready to Face the New Challenges and Stay Relevant?

10 May 2017

ADB , Capacity Building , Finance and Macroeconomy , Sustainable Development Goals

By Venkatachalam Anbumozhi More than 5,000 high profile delegates from all over the world are expected to attend the 50th Annual Meeting of the Asian …

Propelling ASEAN towards Clean Coal Technology

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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 …

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

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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 …

Reforming Fossil Fuel Subsidies in ASEAN, India, and China

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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. …

Is the United States Ceding the Climate and Clean Energy Leadership to China?

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Is the United States Ceding the Climate and Clean Energy Leadership to China?

26 May 2017

China , Energy , Sustainable Development Goals

By Venkatachalam Anbumozhi What happens if the United States (US) is not ready to lead the world on Climate Change and the Clean Energy Transition? …

The Next Revolution of Energy: Energy as Services

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The Next Revolution of Energy: Energy as Services

30 May 2017

Energy , Infrastructure , Innovation and Technology , Services

By Yanfei Li Modern life can be characterized as a constant quest for energy. We make it a daily routine to refill our gas tanks, …

Should East Asia Retaliate against US Trade Policy?

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Should East Asia Retaliate against US Trade Policy?

31 May 2017

Finance and Macroeconomy , Regulation and Governance , Trade

By Lili Yan Ing and Jaysa Rafi Prana Trump's aggressive stance could backfire on his country in the long term. President Donald Trump's trade agenda …

Solar Power for Poor Rural Households in ASEAN: Lessons from Cambodia

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Solar Power for Poor Rural Households in ASEAN: Lessons from Cambodia

30 June 2017

Cambodia , Energy , Energy Security , Innovation and Technology

By Han Phoumin In an innovative initiative to increase access to electrical power, the Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC) has adopted a rural electrification master …

Four Narratives of ASEAN that Makes It Unique at 50

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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 …

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

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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. …

Tackling Connectivity Issues Vital to Participating in Global E-Commerce

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Tackling Connectivity Issues Vital to Participating in Global E-Commerce

30 September 2017

Digital Economy , E-commerce

By Lurong Chen Cross-border e-commerce has been a major development trend of international trade and globalization, which provides ASEAN and East Asia with greater opportunities. …

Benefits of Increasing Emission Standards for Coal-fired Power Plants in ASEAN beyond Environment and Health

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Benefits of Increasing Emission Standards for Coal-fired Power Plants in ASEAN beyond Environment and Health

02 October 2017

Coal , Energy

By Han Phoumin The East Asia Summit region depends heavily on coal, given its abundance, as a reliable energy source. Coal use patterns around the …

ASEAN@50: Building an ASEAN Community, Identity to Deepen Economic Integration

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[email protected]: Building an ASEAN Community, Identity to Deepen Economic Integration

01 November 2017

ASEAN , [email protected]

By Jaysa Rafi Prana The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has played an essential role in maintaining peace and building prosperity in the region …

Emerging Asia to be the Global Epicentre of E-Commerce by 2025

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Emerging Asia to be the Global Epicentre of E-Commerce by 2025

01 December 2017

Digital Economy , E-commerce , Innovation and Technology

By Lurong Chen Over $25 billion in the gross merchandise volume was settled within within 24 hours through Alibaba's online retail marketplaces on this year's …

Rethinking a Circular Economy in the Face of Climate Change

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Rethinking a Circular Economy in the Face of Climate Change

30 January 2018

Circular Economy , Climate Change

World leaders and climate negotiators have continued efforts to address climate change despite the United States relinquishing leadership. So it was perhaps with some …

Australia and Japan Should Seize the Moment on Trade

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Australia and Japan Should Seize the Moment on Trade

21 February 2018

Australia , Japan , Trade

Australia and Japan should take advantage of a recent win on the Trans-Pacific Partnership to push for further trade integration in the region, Fukunari Kimura …

ASEAN Rides the E-commerce Wave: Infrastructure, Human Capital, and Regulatory Frameworks

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ASEAN Rides the E-commerce Wave: Infrastructure, Human Capital, and Regulatory Frameworks

28 February 2018

ASEAN , E-commerce , Regulation and Governance

With the emergence of the digital economy driving economic growth and creating new business opportunities around the world, how can the ASEAN nations catch this …

Australia and Japan’s Light Bulb Moment

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Australia and Japan’s Light Bulb Moment

12 March 2018

Australia , Energy , Japan

The future of Australia-Japan energy cooperation will be increasingly shaped by the growing demands of their Asian neighbours, Venkatachalam Anbumozhi writes. Current energy cooperation between …

Diagnosing the Causes of Inequality Crucial to Creating Good Policy in ASEAN

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Diagnosing the Causes of Inequality Crucial to Creating Good Policy in ASEAN

30 April 2018

ASEAN , Poverty

One startling figure about recent global growth is that 82% of all wealth created in the last year went to the top 1%. After focusing …

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