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Private Law Reform: For Fair Economic Security Points out the importance and guideline for law reform that could solve the problem of monopoly and trade competition to the free and fair competition. Provides the background of Law Commission of Thailand and suggestions for fair economic security. Compiles the draft of trade competition act B.E..... Mentions the trade competition act 1999, and analyzes the roles of trade competition law in ASEAN Economic Community (AEC). Thai 93392
Southeast Asia Energy Outlook: World Energy Outlook Special report Looks at the situation of energy in Southeast Asia, considering energy demand, energy resources, supply and trade, fossil-fuel subsidies, modern energy access, and future development. Gives an overview of primary energy demand, outlook for end-use sectors, and outlook for the power sector. Mentions energy demand trends in Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, and Malaysia. Covers fossil fuel resources and supply potential in terms of resources and ...Continue Reading English 93310
Deepening and Widening of Production Networks in ASEAN Obashi, Ayako Concentrates on assessing the degree of involvement of ASEAN countries in international production networks in the machinery industry. Compares ASEAN countries and other countries by using the proportion of machinery parts and components in total exports and imports of manufactured goods. Looks at the degree in international production networks from the perspective of export product and destination diversification. Presents statistical analysi ...Continue Reading English 93302
Southeast Asia: A Decade Before Entering the ASEAN Community (2007-2015) Studies the politics, economy, and foreign affairs of Southeast Asian countries during 2007-2015 before entering the ASEAN countries. Highlights Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Brunei, and Timor-Leste. Provides basic information of each country and policies of the government and leadership, citing economic, social, and foreign policies, and the elections. Thai 93108
Relocating Labor-intensive Industries to Neighboring Countries (Cambodia and Lao PDR): Case Studies of Textiles and Garments, Shoe and Leather Goods, Gems and Jewelry Presents practical information relating to the relocation of the labor-intensive industries, including textile and garments, shoes and leather goods as well as gems and jewelry to ASEAN countries. Draws policy recommendations with regard to the role of the government in facilitating the relocation and increasing the competitiveness of these industries. Includes guidelines for investing in labor-intensive industries in Lao PDR and Cambodia. Thai 93102
The ASEAN Economic Community and Beyond: Myths and Realities Basu Das, Sanchita Sheds lights on ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and other regional connectivity initiatives. Focuses on the state of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) by 2015, the rationale for building up such a community, including the implementation at national level. Discusses ASEAN's external trade relations, citing free trade agreements that led to the developmen ...Continue Reading English 93088
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
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