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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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