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ASEAN: A Region Gaining in Global Relevance For many Asian companies looking to expand into new markets, targeting the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) has long been a logical move. The 10-nation region is expected to remain resilient in...
49 years since its conception, the 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have been gradually moving towards greater liberalisation. The introduction of the ASEAN Open Skies Policy, which came into effect in 2015 despite three...
The buzz around the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Economic Community (AEC) implemented at the end of 2015 seems to have died down recently, even as the 10-member bloc continues to work towards breaking down barriers and bridging borders. According...
Following economic liberalisation reforms in the 1980s, the Laos economy has experienced tremendous economic growth. Referred by the World Bank as one of the fastest growing economies in Asia, it has recorded an impressive 8% GDP growth annually over...
ASEAN members must remain vigilant to ensure a stable 2017 follows their solid 2016, and are cautiously observing the latest developments in the world economies, particularly in the US, China and Europe. In 2016, ASEAN's economies posted healthy economic data,...
From AI and robots to big data and clean energy, disruptive technologies are rapidly redefining our daily lives, our businesses, our economies. And in our interconnected world, these deepening impacts of 'Industry 4.0' should compel countries to prepare for...
Diagnosing the Causes of Inequality Crucial to Creating Good Policy in ASEAN 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 on economic growth...
It has been 10 years since the ASEAN Concord II spelled out ASEAN’s strong commitment to establish an ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) by 2015 which was guided by the AEC 2015 Blueprint. Post-2015, we are now in the AEC...
About a year ago, 60-year-old Johnny Pollard found himself in need of a job – fast. His longtime employer, a Grapevine freight trucking company, had gone out of business. Pollard worried about interviewing for jobs because of his age, so...
Foreign domestic workers have become integral and essential to many Singaporean households. They pick up kids, take care of elders, clean the house, and cook for the family. Many of them are from less developed Southeast Asian countries, mostly...

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