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Asian Megatrends Biswas, Rajiv Assesses megatrends that will effect Asia-Pacific region over the next two decades, covering demographic ageing, rising of Asian middle class, China's economy and geopolitics, Asia's second BRICS economy (Brazil-Russia-India-China-South Africa), ASEAN's trade liberalization and economic integration, and urbanization. Foresees trends at regional and country levels, such as consumer spending boom, new financial architecture, South and Southeast As ...Continue Reading English 94324
Development of Migrant Worker Management Policy under the ASEAN Community for Thailand's Economic and Social Stability Gives an overview of migrant labour in Thailand and labour migration policy of ASEAN countries and South Korea in terms of preserved occupations, work permit, quota, taxation, laws and penalty towards illegal labour migration. Revisits ASEAN's frameworks towards migrant labours under ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) blueprints, ASEAN Political-Security Community (APSC) blueprint, and ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community blueprint. Investigates Singapor ...Continue Reading Thai 94285
Trade and Investment Opportunities Under ASEAN/Thailand-India FTAs: An In-Depth and State by State Study Explores trade and investment opportunities under bilateral and multilateral free trade agreements between India-Thailand and India-ASEAN. Focuses on a case study on trade accessibility for Thai entrepreneurs in Uttar Pradesh. Studies India's policy towards economic connectivity to Southeast Asia called Look (Act) East Policy linking Thailand, Myanmar, India and Bangladesh. Gives an overview and statistical data of Thailand-India's trade and ...Continue Reading Thai 94252
Final Curve of Thailand's Preparedness to ASEAN Communit TU-ASEAN Forum (9th : 2014 : Bangkok) Extracts key discussions from the 9th TU-ASEAN forum about Thailand's preparedness to ASEAN Community, covering the readiness of government and private sector, and the preparedness of social members to be ASEAN citizen. Compares challenges of regional integration between EU and ASEAN. Mentions government's preparation, human resources development, strategy and action plan for ASEAN connectivity, and government mechanism. Analyzes business comp ...Continue Reading Thai 94226
Singapore-China Relations: 50 Years Compiles articles relating to Singapore and China relations from the confrontation of political doctrine during 1950s-early 1970s to alliance states after Lee Kuan Yew's era since mid-1970's afterward. Highlights Deng Xiaoping and Lee Kuan Yew's roles in establishing diplomatic ties since the first visit to China in 1976 by the late Prime Minister Lee. Demonstrates the relationship and cooperation between the two countries through numbers of hi ...Continue Reading English 94191
Singapore's Economic Development: Retrospection and Reflections Analyzes Singapore's economic policies, deployed strategies, outcome evaluation, current challenges and future plans. Traces the development of governance and economic policies from pre-independence to the post-independence with the legacy of laissez-faire economic from British colonial. Extracts lessons from Singapore development, in terms of politics, quality of governance, national security, education and training, infrastructure, internat ...Continue Reading English 94185
ASEAN Looks West: ASEAN and the Gulf Region Herrmann, Wilfried A. Analyzes relationship between ASEAN and the Persian Gulf region in terms of interregional security and economic development. Introduces geopolitical strategic frameworks, covering Southern Asian Maritime Corridor (SAMCO) which ranges from Persian gulf countries, Southeast Asia, and South Asia, ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), ASEAN Political-Security Community (APSC), ASEAN Socio-Cultural community, and nuclear proliferation concerns. Addresses ...Continue Reading English 94163
Regional Community Building in East Asia: Countries in Focus

Compiles articles relating to political-security, economic and socio-cultural perspectives of all ASEAN+3 members, covering Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, China, Japan and South Korea. Highlights country positioning, regional participation, regional unity and diversity. Revisits progress of Brunei, Cambodia and Myanmar's involvement in ASEAN and ASEAN+3. Mentions Indonesia's ...Continue Reading

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The Everyday Political Economy of Southeast Asia Presents the Everyday Political Economy (EPE) of Southeast Asia in ways that combine an understanding of both everyday politics and everyday life. Considers how the reach of the market is being extended into the lives of ordinary people across this economically, culturally and politically diverse region. Refers to the emergence of ASEAN, economic regionalism within ASEAN, and the launch of ASEAN Economic Community. Addresses topics on domestic ...Continue Reading English 94116
Amnesty International report 2013: The State of the World's Human Rights, Summary English 94101
Project on Preparation of Industrial and Business Sector on Energy Conservation and Alternative Energy to Support the Accession to ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), Final Report

Studies renewable energy and energy efficiency industry in 10 ASEAN countries, namely Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. Investigates demand and supply of the mentioned industry relating to technology, materials, products and services, market competitiveness, each state's policies, rules and regulations, and other ASEAN's agreements in coherent with the industry. Prioritizes f ...Continue Reading

Thai 94070
The Impact of Agreement on Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) and Suitable Negotiation Strategy for Thailand, A Summary Report to the Seminar, Organized by TDRI and Department of Trade Negotiations, 11 September 2015, at the Emerald Hotel Bangkok

Presents a research outcome of impacts on manufacturing and agricultural sectors that may result from attending Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) led by China. Analyzes positive and negative effects on product categories by applying Modified Gravity Model and The Revealed Comparative Advantage Index (RCA). Highlights trade facilitation strategy that possibly creates larger trade volume on chemical products, steels, plastic and ...Continue Reading

Thai 94066
Japan's Strategy and ASEAN Connectivity Narut Charoensri Describes the significance of ASEAN for Japan's economic system. Considers Japan's cooperation on ASEAN connectivity, impetus and target countries for Japan's investment, Japan's viewpoint on GMS countries' problems, economic strategies, and Japan's benefit from ASEAN connectivity. Thai 94058
TDRI Quarterly Review Contains two articles on 'China's economy: hard landing or not' and 'Reducing non-tariff barriers on maize to advance intra-ASEAN trade'. Examines evidence that supports the thesis of a hard landing for the Chinese economy. Deals with Chinese contribution to global GDP, trade linkage between China and other countries, GDP target for 2015 VS forecasts from research departments, Li Keqiang index, and oversupply in the real estate sector. Mention ...Continue Reading English 94050
Analytical Report on the International Labour Migration Statistics Database in ASEAN: Improving Data Collection for Evidence-Based Policy-Making

Gives statistics data and quantitative analysis on ASEAN's labour migration, covering international and intraregional migration, international labour migration, women migration, youth migration, return migration, and personal remittance flows. Demonstrates reliability of data sources, including labour force surveys, population censuses, and administrative data. Indicates emerging trends in inward and outward labour migration by comparing inter ...Continue Reading

English 94047
ASEAN's Success and Challenges: From Association to Community Chanintira Na Thalang Provides general information and education of ASEAN, regionalism, regionalization, community and identity. Describes ASEAN establishment under the context of Cold War, focusing on peace keeping among country members, security challenges, economic cooperations, and economic challenges. Describes ASEAN community, identity, and the roles of Thailand. Notes political and security pillar, economic pillar, socio-cultural pillar, and ASEAN charter. ...Continue Reading Thai 94036
Manual on Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) Chan, Kit Introduces the Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) and the GAP manual. Deals with GAP as a management tool, the Asian Productivity Organization (APO) GAP manual, ASEAN GAP, constraints of small and rural farmers in implementing GAP. Describes the development of GAP in the horticultural production system, covering farm management, food safety, environmental conservation, workers' health, safety, welfare, and quality management systems. English 94031
International Business: Thailand's Context Pavida Pananont Gives an overview of international business and globalization and summarizes Thailand's international trade and investment. Traces the evolution of international business in four periods: before 1880, 1880-1914, 1914-1949, 1950-1980, and 1980-2013. Describes the globalization of markets and globalization of production. Considers the world economic order and the roles of international organizations and non-governmental organizations. Looks at ...Continue Reading Thai 94026
Singapore, Brunei: Economic Lion and ASEAN Oil Depot Krirkrit Chueamongkon

Explains country background, history, polity, economy, social patterns, national development, action triggers and turning points that propelled Singapore and Brunei Darussalam to be ASEAN's economic and petroleum hubs. Outlines the nationalization of Singapore from the beginning as a part of Malacca, the intervention of Western colonies in terms of trade posts and territorial acquisition, subsequences from British migrants in colonial era, imp ...Continue Reading

Thai 94021
Understanding Transport History in the Philippines and the ASEAN Strategic Transport Plan; Towards ASEAN Cooperatio

Studies transport history in the Philippines with interdisciplinary approach to understand the transport mode, socio-political structure, economic integration with the global community, and urban development. Explores technological development, economic and policy perspectives that need to be adopted to link with the ASEAN community. Looks at different elements of inland transport history ranging from geographical, economic political and socia ...Continue Reading

English 93980