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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, …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 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 …

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 …

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