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ASEAN Literature: Relations and Women's Ways: The Collection of ASEAN Literature Studies Presents ASEAN literature related to relations and women's ways. Studies the legend of King Pathumsuriyawong and the legend of ancient Cambodian Kings in Nipphan Wang Na. Provides the comparative study on the universal characteristic archetype and the common features of the folklore in Thailand and Vietnam. Discusses social issues in consumerism and globalization and adjustment of Laos, Cambodia, Burma, and Vietnam in the context of post-colon ...Continue Reading Thai 85951
Education: Driving Mechanism For the Creation of ASEAN Community Gives background information on ASEAN, dealing with ASEAN charter, ASEAN structure, ASEAN language, and the importance of ASEAN community. Provides the preparations of Thai education related to educational development prepareness for educational institutions, teachers and learners problems of educational administration freedom in education and the importance of education in ASEAN. Covers educational systems, educational cooperation, and edu ...Continue Reading Thai 85927
ASEAN Economic Community: Handbook for Business 2012 Points out, in a foreword by Secretary-General Dr. Surin Pitsuwan, that there remain gaps in the understanding by the private sector of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), its realization and its implications for the markets. Serves as a guide for companies to place ASEAN in their business plans. Describes the ASEAN Trade in Goods Agreement (ATIGA). Mentions further trade facilitation measures, such as customs modernization and single window. ...Continue Reading English 85926
Strengthening the Financial System and Mobilizing Savings to Support More Balanced Growth in ASEAN+3 A. Noy Siackhachanh Explains that during the 1997/1998 financial crisis, dependency on short-term foreign capital for long-term investment made the ASEAN region vulnerable to the sudden reversal of capital inflows. Outlines the efforts of ASEAN+3 to develop local currency bond markets with an aim to achieve sustainable, private-sector-led growth that would strengthen the resilience of the financial system in the ASEAN region. Reviews the progress made by the Asian ...Continue Reading English 85924
China’s Economic Statecraft at the Contemporary Stage and Its Role in National Security Chenchen, Wu Explores China's economic statecraft in the 20 years since Tiananmen and the role of the latter in the country's approach to national security. Outlines different theories of economic statecraft and comments on the failure of economic sanctions. Describes the country's new security theories, including non-traditional types such as political and economic security, noting that preference is given to the latter. Reviews the role of China's econom ...Continue Reading English 85919
Prefeasibility Study of an ASEAN Rice Futures Market McKenzie, Andrew Describes the concept of futures markets and their utility. Explains the general consensus that an ASEAN-based rice futures contract would provide economic benefits to the market, notably price discovery and price risk management, by increasing transparency in the currently opaque ASEAN rice markets. Reviews crucial cash market characteristics needed for a futures contract to succeed: adequate cash price volatility large, competitive and well- ...Continue Reading English 85909
ASEAN-China Free Trade Area and the Competitiveness of Local Industries: A Case Study of Major Industries in the Lao People's Democratic Republic Leebouapao, Leebeer Assesses the impacts of the ASEAN-China Free Trade Area (ACFTA) on the three industries of motorcycle assembly, wood processing, and cement in the Lao People's Democratic Republic (Lao PDR). Provides an overview of Lao PDR's role in ASEAN economic liberalization and free trade agreements such as AFTA. Reviews the stipulations and history of ACFTA. Concludes that price competitiveness in all three industries falls if tariffs are completely remo ...Continue Reading English 85907
Going Regional: How to Deepen ASEAN's Financial Markets Maria Socorro Gochoco-Bautista Identifies the key issue involved in the future development and deepening of financial markets in ASEAN. Introduces the recycling of savings in Asia attributed to China and Japan. Describes the downside of capital mobility that derived from the overlooked by the policy prescription of capital liberalization and financial integration. Illustrates the role of capital controls by different authors.Discusses the financial market development in ASE ...Continue Reading English 85887
Enhancing ASEAN's Resiliency to Extreme Rice Price Volatility Clarete, Ramon L. Focuses on the further actions toward enhancing ASEAN resiliency to extreme rice price volatility.Introduces a framework for reducing price volatility such as extreme rice price volatility and menu of options for reducing price volatility. Outlines fostering trade facilitation by making available the rice surpluses of exporting countries to those experiencing shortages. Deals with links of price volatility and trade, rice trade and food for tho ...Continue Reading English 85876
The PRC's Free Trade Agreements with ASEAN, Japan, and the Republic of Korea: A Comparative Analysis Estrada, Gemma Evaluates the four main permutations of China FTAs with the region's major economies.Introduces the qualitative assessment of the China-ASEAN FTA and potential FTAs with Japan and the Republic of Korea. Focuses on the size of FTA and income and development level. Details the geographical proximity and transport infrastructure. Discusses the pre-FTA trade, substitutability of products, complementary economic structures, and pre-FTA tariff rates ...Continue Reading English 85845
2011 Southeast Asia Seminar: Transformations of Human Landscape in Southeast Asia, 22-25 November 2011, Mekong Delta Boutique Hotel, Mai Sai, Thailand Southeast Asia seminar on Transformations of human landscape in Southeast Asia (2011 : Chiang Rai, Thailand) Reports on the seminar held on 22-25 November 2011 in Mae Sai, Thailand, gathering various scholars specializing in Southeast Asia from universities in the wider region. Includes the program of all six days including an excursion to Ko Donsou and Huay Sai, Laos. Informs that the seminar sought to identify the causes and consequences of the sociocultural, political, economic and ecological transformations the Upper Mekong subregion has experienc ...Continue Reading English 85767
Impact of Intra-regional Capital Flows on the ASEAN +3 economies Aims to develop a model to identify the effects of intra-regional capital flows within the ASEAN+3 countries (ASEAN countries+ China, South Korea, and Japan) and within the European countries, and to compare these effects between the two regional groupings. Suggests certain policy recommendations to tackle the global and regional economic uncertainties in the future as well as to look into international financial cooperation and policies on fina ...Continue Reading Thai 85735
Empirical Evidence on the Link Between Competition Policy and Investment Sasatra Sudsawasd Indicates, through empirical evidence, that market competition positively influences investment. Argues that higher efficiency of competition laws is beneficial for developing countries, while less state intervention in price control spurs investment in developed countries. Recommends that ASEAN-4 (Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand) become as competitive as Singapore, which would allow investment in their countries to grow to 2 to 4 pe ...Continue Reading English 85734
Speech by Ms. Gillian Bird Australian Ambassador to ASEAN: Australia and ASEAN: 35 Years On 19 March 2010 Bird, Gillian Highlights the close and comprehensive relationship between Australia and Singapore in the sociocultural, security, and economic fields as well as in trade and investment. Outlines Australia's cooperation with ASEAN, with an emphasis on the WTO and ASEAN free trade agreements. Reviews the history of the Australia-ASEAN development cooperation. Elaborates on people to people links in the form of educational exchanges and scholarship programs. ...Continue Reading English 85719
ASEAN+1 FTAs and Global Value Chains in East Asia Compiles different articles of ASEAN and FTAs and global value chains in East Asia by scholars from Australia, Philippine, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, and Sri Lanka. Presents trade in supply chains between ASEAN and China development and implications by examining the development of trade patterns of ASEAN economies in the context of global supply chains in particular the emerging trade links with China. Defines a definition of trade facilita ...Continue Reading English 85718
Developing ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) Into a Global Services Hub Compiles research papers about global service hub of two sectors. Studies health service and creative service in contributing to the coming ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) in six countries such as Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam and the Philippines. Gives argument that not only income, employment, foreign exchange earning generation of health service and creative service, but also regional integration is resulted from the two s ...Continue Reading English 85708
Project on the effect of Improvement in Trade Facilitation According to ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) on Cross-border Freight and Trans-border Trade, Final Report Kornkarun Cheewatrakoolpong Studies the effect of improvement in trade facilitation according to ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) on cross-border freight and trans-border trade. Notes that field surveys were conducted at six strategic border checkpoints for cross-border transportation including Aranyaprathet checkpoint, Sa Kaew Mukdahan checkpoint, Mukdahan Nakhon Panom checkpoint, Nakhon Panom 1st Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge, Nong Kai Sadao, Song Khla and Padang Besar, ...Continue Reading Thai 85707
Learning from Singapore: Improving Human Resources and Technology for AEC Highlights the potential of economic competitiveness of Singapore. Analyzes the approach to enhance the potential in terms of knowledge development for increasing economic potential, raising living condition of Thai people, investment for the continuing research and development (R & D), preferential treatment for business sector that invest in R & D, and economic development planning on the basis of long-term knowledge development. Considers th ...Continue Reading Thai 85691
Preparation for ASEAN Economic Community in 2015 Presents the history of Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) and brief information of 10 ASEAN countries. Discusses the integration of ASEAN community in 2015 related to the ASEAN Declaration, ASEAN Charter, and three pillars of ASEAN: ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), ASEAN Political Security Community (APSC), and ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (ASCC). Describes AEC in 2015 in terms of new policy for Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Vietn ...Continue Reading Thai 85651
Competitive Advantage in Knowing ASEAN Surin Pitsuwan Analyzes background of ASEAN, focusing on the significance of ASEAN Community. Gives information about ASEAN dialog partners such as Japan, China, and Australia.Analyzes three pillars of ASEAN i.e. ASEAN Political-Security Community, ASEAN Economic Community, and ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community. Notes that people needed in ASEAN Community must be skillful, professional, and adaptable. Concludes with spirit of ASEAN, accepting difference and fe ...Continue Reading Thai 85649