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ASEAN Services Integration Report Gives statistical data and analysis of ASEAN's achievements in the integration of service markets with challenges ahead. Assesses the importance of services trade in ASEAN, member states' performance, competitiveness of the integration, along with untapped potential. Identifies policy barriers to services trade in ASEAN. Demonstrates lessons learned of services liberalization in this region, including Malaysia's higher education service, Singa ...Continue Reading English 92709
Thai Strategy Towards the ASEAN Community Kasemsant Weerakun Compiles articles from an AEC specialist Kasemsant Veerakul, published in Post Today newspaper during 2012-2015 in coherent with Thailand national strategy towards AEC. Criticizes Thai policies in national development, economic investment, logistics, infrastructure, education, labor force and social sectors which need clearer vision, strategic positioning, strategic direction, and more efficient KPI measurement. Gives suggestions on the country ...Continue Reading Thai 92708
ASEAN Integration Report 2015 Assesses progress, achievement, and impact of ASEAN economic integration across 4 pillars of AEC blueprint 2015, namely the single market and production base, the competitive economic region, equitable economic development and ASEAN's integration into the global economy. Gives statistical data and economic indicators of ASEAN's macroeconomic landscape in 2014. Reports the achievement to pursue a goal as the single market and production base by ...Continue Reading English 92698
ASEAN Investment Report 2015: Infrastructure Investment and Connectivity Give statistical data and analysis of the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and multinational enterprises (MNEs) development in ASEAN, covering FDI trends, MNEs' strategies and operations in 2014-2015, policy developments, outlook for 2015-2016 and ASEAN as a South – South cooperation partner. Explores infrastructure investment and private sector players in ASEAN, including electricity, telecommunication, transport and others, investment needs, ...Continue Reading English 92697
ASEAN 2025: Forging Ahead Together Presents Kuala Lumpur declaration on ASEAN community vision 2025, the ASEAN Political-Security Community (APSC) Blueprint 2025, the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) Blueprint 2025, and the ASEAN Socio-Culture Community (ASCC) Blueprint 2025. States characteristics and element of APSC Blueprint 2025 which includes to be the rules-based, people-oriented, people-centered community to be the peaceful, secure and stable region to be the ASEAN central ...Continue Reading English 92661
A Blueprint for Growth ASEAN Economic Community 2015: Progress and Key Achievements Gives an overview of ASEAN economic perspectives, including economic indicators, population, trade statistics, and foreign direct investment (FDI). Traces the history of AEC, its development in the four pillars of ASEAN economic integration, and the progress of AEC blueprint implementation by monitoring through AEC scorecard. Concludes key achievements and the opportunities brought along with AEC. Exhibits success stories around the region in ...Continue Reading English 92660
Towards ASEAN Economic Community 2025! Sanchita Basu Das Argues that ASEAN will require a new economic community vision beyond 2015, given the changing nature of the region's political economic landscape. Adds that different ASEAN countries are at different developmental stages, meaning that the deepening of economic cooperation will require a judicious but steady approach. Suggests that a new vision for the economic community, tentatively named AEC 2025, needs to be based on ASEAN's own strengths an ...Continue Reading English 87966
Thought/Issues Paper on ASEAN Food Security: Towards a more Comprehensive Framework Desker, Barry Notes that food security is fundamental to human security and sustainable development. Argues that as ASEAN moves towards an integrated community of caring societies in 2015 and beyond. Cites that food security should be an integral part of the ASEAN community building agenda and deserves more attention than it has been getting in the AEC Blueprint. Contends that ASEAN needs to be infused with a new thinking on food security that is responsive ...Continue Reading English 87960
Enhancing Regional and Sub-regional Co-operation and Connectivity in ASEAN Deals with the interplay of regionalism, sub-regionalism, and the role of connectivity in ASEAN. Showcases this interplay by looking at three sub-regional processes - Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS), Indonesia-Malaysia-Thailand Growth Triangle (IMT-GT), and Brunei-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA) and at the ASEAN Free Trade Area (AFTA) to represent regionalism. Points out that while IMT-GT and BIMP-EAGA are menti ...Continue Reading English 87952
A Guide for ASEAN Business: ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Area (AANZFTA) Introduces the ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Area (AANZFTA) and guides the business community and other stakeholders of ASEAN on its implementation and utilization. Highlights the salient provisions of the agreement, including market opportunities that have been created for ASEAN manufacturers, traders, investors, and professionals. Complements, but does not interpret, the legal text of the AANZFTA. Explains that the AANZFTA goes beyond ...Continue Reading English 87950
ASEAN Community in Figures ACIF 2012 Features key economic and social developments in individual ASEAN member states and in the ASEAN region. Compiles selected economic and social indicators from 2005 to 2011, presenting in more than 50 tables and charts. Provides answers on ASEAN's general economy, trade and foreign direct investment (FDI), tourism, telecommunications, population, labor force, and social development. Contains brief interpretations of the trends as shown in the t ...Continue Reading English 87946
A Model of Intergovernmental Collaboration in Tourism Among ASEAN Nations Wong, Emma P.Y. Aims to answer two questions, namely how ASEAN countries collaborate in tourism and what can be done to improve their collaboration. Constructs a model of ASEAN tourism collaboration. Reveals that three categories of factors facilitate ASEAN tourism collaboration and its implementation of policies, namely stakeholders - especially the political will and commitment of national leaders resources - the technical and financial assistance provided b ...Continue Reading English 87925
Industrial Restructuring in Asia: Implications of the Global Economic Crisis Compiles essays by Asian and Western authors, presented at a conference in Taipei in August 2009, on topics related to the global financial crisis and its impacts on ASEAN's industrial structure and service sector. Reviews myths and fallacies about the global crisis, arguing that none of them are reasonable and that the mistrust in the market economy is too superficial. Considers structural changes in Hong Kong, China, Korea, Singapore, and Taiw ...Continue Reading English 87753
The Middle-Income Trap: Issues for Members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Tran Van Tho Attempts to answer the question of whether and how ASEAN economies can avoid the middle-income trap and advance to the higher-income level. Builds an analytical framework based on the factors that determine each development stage of an economy. Compares the current situation of four ASEAN middle-income countries with the experience of the Republic of Korea, a country that managed to overcome the middle-income trap and reach the higher-income le ...Continue Reading English 87501
Investigating the Negative Effects of Virtual Economic Integration Gomez, Miguel Alberto N Aims to provide a framework for developing a cyber defense strategy that could be embedded in economic regulations, using the Philippines as a model. Explains that the growth of business process outsourcing and knowledge process outsourcing within ASEAN contributes significantly to the economic development within the region. Notes that with an increasing number of qualified individuals amongst ASEAN member states and with the economic turbulence ...Continue Reading English 87414
Towards a Green Economy: In Search of Sustainable Energy Policies for the Future Outlines the landscape of experiments with energy policies in nine different countries, namely the United States, China, India, Brazil, Malaysia, Laos, France, Germany, and Australia. Compiles a series of essays written by scholars from various continents. Mentions that the transition to clean energy is still at an embryonic stage, adding that as this transition involves hard choices politically, economically, and technologically, and countries ...Continue Reading English 87310
ASEAN Economic Bulletin Consists of three research articles and two research notes concerning economy in ASEAN. Examines the impact of foreign direct investment (FDI) on wages paid by domestic private firms in Vietnam. Describes the export tax policy on crude palm oil (CPO) imposed by the Indonesian government and analyzes the effect of the export tax on Indonesian's CPO export competitiveness compared with Malaysia, the main competitor. Studies the existence of a cau ...Continue Reading English 87219
Infrastructure Investor: ASEAN Intelligence Report Consists of interview articles with key persons in ASEAN, case studies articles, and other articles concerning Southeast Asian infrastructure. Reviews background of ASEAN connectivity in which the Master Plan was a key way for its implementations. Lists ASEAN physical connectivity priorities of the key infrastructure projects. Investigates the opportunities and challenges for private sector investors in Southeast Asia. Presents funding challe ...Continue Reading English 87041
A CGE study of Economic Impact of Accession of Hong Kong to ASEAN-China Free Trade Agreement Itakura, Ken Evaluates economic effects of Hong Kong's accession to the ASEAN-China FTA (HK-ACFTA) by implementing tariff elimination, logistics enhancement, and reduction in service trade barriers.Presents economic impacts of HK-ACFTA based on four potential policy scenarios. Discusses the methodology employed in this study to assess potential economic effects of HK-ACFTA by using a global computable general equilibrium (CGE) model of international trade. ...Continue Reading English 87011
Narrowing the Development Gap: Policy Recommendations for ASEAN and Development Partners Carpenter, David Outlines policy recommendations and activities that ASEAN should give priorities in order to narrow the development gap between the ASEAN-6 and CLMV countries (Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, and Vietnam). Introduces eight drivers of the development gap in ASEAN such as physical capital, openness to trade, human capital, financial sector's development, governance, labor mobility, foreign direct investment and external development finance. Suggests ...Continue Reading English 86977
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