Tuesday, April 23, 2019
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...
Over $25 billion in the gross merchandise volume was settled within within 24 hours through Alibaba's online retail marketplaces on this year's "Ali-double-11" (November 11) global e-shopping festival. Another leading e-commerce platform, JD.COM, reported a $19 billion online orders...
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,...
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 wave and ride it? What obstacles do they need to overcome to participate fully...
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...
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...
When Uber was first introduced into Southeast Asia, the innovative e-hailing service became embedded into society and served as a perpetual reminder of the unlimited potential and benefits that digitalisation could bring to its citizens. However, it was not...
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...
Forget “Made in China”. There’s a new global buzzphrase: “Made in Vietnam”. Indeed, the once war-torn nation is fast-positioning itself as a key manufacturing hub. One in 10 smartphones in the world – you may be reading this article from...
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...

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