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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
Regional Development Cooperation and Narrowing the Development Gap in ASEAN Carpenter, David Identifies Regional Development Cooperation (RDC) activities that can contribute to a narrowing of the development gap in complementarity with bilateral and multilateral initiatives. Gives an overview of a complex landscape of development actors working with bilateral, multilateral level with low-income ASEAN members, particularly CLMV countries (Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, and Vietnam) that traditionally depend on OECD-DAC donors and Southern d ...Continue Reading English 86976
The Role of ASEAN Connectivity in Reducing the Development Gap Feeny, Simon Examines roles of the three dimensions of connectivity (physical connectivity, institutional connectivity, and people-to-people connectivity) in assisting ASEAN to narrow the development gap among its members. Defines physical infrastructure and highlights the very positive association between indicators of physical infrastructure and development. Evaluates the current state of physical infrastructure in ASEAN member states in order to outline ...Continue Reading English 86975
ASEAN Economic Community Scorecard: Performance and Perception Consists of ten articles resulting from the ASEAN Roundtable 2012 on Examining the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) Scorecard. Studies the core elements of the Blueprint-free flow of goods, free flow of service, free flow of investment, free flow of skilled labor, infrastructure development, SME development and initiative for ASEAN integration. Discusses the progress in each of these core elements and analyzes its effectiveness in meeting the f ...Continue Reading English 86924
Three-Year ASEAN-Canada Policy Research Programme: A Proposal Barichello, Richard R. Identifies areas that could broaden cooperation and benefit both ASEAN and Canada. Studies bilateral relations between Canada and ASEAN concerning the feasibility of an ASEAN-Canada FTA, migration and trade in service, human resource, and the role of Canada's official development assistance. Presents roles of ASEAN and Canada in global forum. Describes several benefits of ASEAN-Canada FTA that could boost bilateral trade, and push East Asian r ...Continue Reading English 86922
ASEAN Regional Cooperation on Competition Policy Lee, Cassey Reviews ASEAN regional cooperation on competition policy in term of the implementation of the priority actions identified in the AEC blueprint. Discusses the role of competition policy in the AEC. Presents the implementation and enforcement of competition law in ASEAN countries. Describes the comprehensive implementation of competition laws of some ASEAN countries such as Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, and Viet Nam. Provides assessm ...Continue Reading English 86920
Connecting India to ASEAN: Challenges and Opportunities in India's Northeast Singh, J J Introduces historical background and current relations of India's relation with ASEAN in various potential sectors. Reviews India's 'Look East Policy' and its relations with national policy of India toward the Northeastern Region in order to indicate potential relations between India and ASEAN countries. Indicates geographical challenges between India and ASEAN in which land routes are occupied by mountainous and thickly forested areas. Studie ...Continue Reading English 86870
Non-Tariff Barriers to Trade in the ASEAN Priority Goods Sectors de Dios, Loreli C. Studies the non-tariff measures affecting trade in goods among ASEAN members in the nine priority goods sectors, namely fisheries, agro-based, wood-based, textiles and apparel, healthcare, rubber-based, automotive, electronics, and information and communication technology (ICT). Analyzes data from the ASEAN non-tariff measures (NTMs) database which is based on official notifications by member countries to the ASEAN Secretariat. Presents the fin ...Continue Reading English 86861
Narrowing the Development Gap in ASEAN: Drivers and Policy Options Compiles six essays by different experts in development economics. Communicates the latest findings on narrowing the development gap that prevails between ASEAN member states and between sub-regions within ASEAN. Includes papers on monitoring progress towards narrowing the gap on the role of ASEAN connectivity in reducing the gap and on regional development cooperation. Summarizes different ASEAN sub-regional groupings including their member ...Continue Reading English 86856
ASEAN-India Relations: Future Directions S D Muni Reviews India's strategic perspective toward ASEAN from Indian leader, Jawaharlal Nehru, and ASEAN's strategic perspective towards India. Discusses 'Look East Policy' of India that was first introduced by Prime Minister Narasimha Rao and its significant way for economic and security cooperation between India and ASEAN. Presents the balancing power in ASEAN by including Japan and China as one wing while India as another wing. Describes three la ...Continue Reading English 86853
ASEAN Intellectual Property Rights Action Plan 2011-2015 Compiles background and concept of the ASEAN Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Action Plan 2011-2015 and the resulting 28 work plans under the action plan. Presents fives strategic goals to serve as framework for ASEAN IPR action plan for five years by the ASEAN Working Group on Intellectual Property Cooperation (AWGIPC). Develops national or regional legal and policy infrastructure evolving demands of the IP landscape and ASEAN Member States ...Continue Reading English 86770
ASEAN tourism marketing strategy (ATMS) 2012-2015 Presents tourism marketing strategy in order to ensure that all of the ASEAN member states are working from the same level of marketing process and to develop a common set of strategies leading to the establishment of a common brand in the region. Outlines the developing marketing strategy into several steps such as situation analysis, market segments, product identification, distribution, and management structure. Describes situation analysis ...Continue Reading English 86695
AEC and Challenges of Thai Cosmetics Industry Presents background information on Thai cosmetics, the whole picture of Thai cosmetics industry in 2011 (B.E. 2554), and connection of raw materials in Thai cosmetics industry. Discusses the export of Thai cosmetics to ASEAN market related to the export of fragrance, hair products, beauty products, sanitation products, and other products. Discusses the position of five Thai cosmetics industries in ASEAN market. Analyzes advantages of Thai cosm ...Continue Reading Thai 86674
An Analysis on the Competitive Potential of Skilled Labour from Services Liberalization Under ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) Provides background information on ASEAN Community and three frameworks of services liberalization: Free Flow of Skilled Labor, ASEAN Framework Agreement on Services (AFAS), and ASEAN Comprehensive Investment Agreement (ACIA). Discusses the Mutual Recognition Arrangements (MRAs). Studies ASEAN MRAs, situation and preparedness, and competitive potential of six services dental practitioners, medical practitioners, nursing services, accountancy s ...Continue Reading Thai 86673
Opportunities and Obstacles of Logistics Business and Land Transportation Business of Thailand and ASEAN Countries Discusses a whole picture of logistics business and transport business under ASEAN related to gross domestic product (GDP) in transportation, connection in logistics business, and Thai logistics. Focuses on five transport services: maritime transport services, rail transport services, road transport services, services auxiliary to all modes of transport, and other auxiliary services. Provides roadmap for the integration of logistics services. ...Continue Reading Thai 86669
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