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The ASEAN Perspective on East Asian-Wide Regionalism Suthiphand Chirathivat Deals with the formation of regional trade arrangements (RTAs) and a new regionalism emerging in East Asia. Provides background of the emergence of new regionalism in East Asia in Asian perspective. Discusses the appropriate conceptual framework that might be adopted for the implementation of RTAs in East Asia. Studies the challenges for the conceptual framework. Describes causes of concern for the new regionalism in East Asia. Gives some tho ...Continue Reading English 86231
Studies on the Singapore Economy Keen Meng Choy Compiles 20 of the author's academic studies specializing in a quantitative assessment of the Singapore economy. Uses time series econometrics, applying models such as ARIMA, vector autoregression, and vector error correction. Explains these models. Deals with three main topics in the Singapore context, namely the macroeconomy, business cycles, and forecasting. Comments on foreign direct investment (FDI) in the manufacturing sector. Assesses ...Continue Reading English 86151
Survival of Thai Significant Agricultural Products Under ASEAN Economic Community Explains the components of ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), including ASEAN Free Trade Area (AFTA), ASEAN Framework Agreement on Services (AFAS), ASEAN Comprehensive Investment Agreement (ACIA), labour movement, agricultural cooperation, small and medium enterprises, and Initiative for ASEAN Integration (IAI). Discusses ASEAN Trade in Goods Agreement (ATIGA), dealing with the history and summary of ATIGA. Reviews the status of Thai agricultural ...Continue Reading Thai 86141
Logistics and Land Transportation of Goods Business of Thailand and ASEAN Countries Provides the summaries on logistics and land transportation of goods of Thailand, including the connection in the business. Compares the competency of land transportation and logistics between Thailand and other ASEAN countries, including Singapore, Malaysia, and Vietnam.Focuses on factors of productivity, competitiveness and strategies, demand, related and supported industry, and the government policy. Thai 86140
Market Position and Competitive Competency of Thai Industrial Products in ASEAN Summarizes the exports of Thai industrial products in ASEAN. Discusses market position of industrial products related to the export of Thai products to ASEAN and world market, the export of ASEAN countries to ASEAN market, the imports of products from other countries to Thailand, the balance of trade of Thailand and other ASEAN countries, and the market position of Thai products in ASEAN. Deals with various kinds of industries i.e. frozen food, ...Continue Reading Thai 86139
Policy-related Research Study on Access to Market for SMEs after the Trade Liberalization (A Case Study: ASEAN-Korea FTA), Executive Summary Studies the advantages under ASEAN-Korea FTA on industries that are growing in Korea market, including jewelry industry, textile and clothing industry, digital content industry, and tourist industry. Discusses these four industries related to tariff reduction under ASEAN-Korea FTA, considering trade opportunities, advantages and disadvantages of industries in Korea market. Explains how the industries reach Korea market, focusing on direct expor ...Continue Reading Thai 86132
Changing Mindset to Understand ASEAN Piti Srisangnam Presents 50 things in ASEAN that Thai people should know before entering ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) in 2015. Deals with topics on knowing neighbouring countries, opportunities in ASEAN, attitudes towards ASEAN in relation to society and culture, and Do & Don't in ASEAN countries. Mentions sub-topics on investment, real estate, culture schock, K-pop in ASEAN, changing mindset and competitiveness in ASEAN. Includes education, ASEAN languages ...Continue Reading Thai 86118
ASEAN Integration in 2030: United States Perspectives Heng, Pek Koon Reviews the entry of the US into the East Asian regional architecture. Argues that US participation in the East Asia Summit (EAS) was motivated by the 1997 financial crisis and emergence of ASEAN+3 the rise of China the failure of APEC to foster regional trade liberalization and the inability of the WTO Doha Round to lower global trade barriers significantly. Looks at US re-engagement in Asia under President Obama. Describes the US divided f ...Continue Reading English 86103
Examination of the Singapore Shift in Japan's Foreign Direct Investment in Services in ASEAN Hamanaka, Shintaro Points out that ASEAN has been the major investment destination of Japan. Compares Japanese foreign direct investment (FDI) flows to the ASEAN manufacturing sector (especially to Thailand), which have been declining and flows to ASEAN services sectors, which have been growing rapidly. Explores Japan's FDI to China and India, pointing out that Japanese manufacturing FDI in China has become larger than its FDI in ASEAN. Finds that major service ...Continue Reading English 86102
Engaging Small and Medium Enterprises in Production Networks: Firm-level Analysis of Five ASEAN Economies Wignaraja, Ganeshan Analyzes the participation of SMEs in production networks, determinants, and policy implications using a data set covering 5,900 firms in five ASEAN economies at different stages of development, notably Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam. Concludes that SMEs have modestly increased their production network participation since the late 1990s, although large firms still dominate. Suggests that determinants are a supportiv ...Continue Reading English 86073
Consumer Protection and the Establishment of the ASEAN Economic Community: Study on Background, Necessity and the Current Situation Aimpaga Techa-apiku Considers how consumer protection measure is one of the main factors which ASEAN recognize as a key for ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) 2015. Outlines the role of consumer protection in international trade and economic community. Presents the experience and revolution of the European Union to reflect the essential role of consumer protection in developing ASEAN. Deals with the situation and progress of consumer protection policy under ASEAN's r ...Continue Reading Thai 86062
Thammasat Law Journal Contains articles in many topics related to ASEAN Economic Community (AEC). Discusses consumer protection and the establishment of the AEC, covering background, necessity and the current situation. Provides professional services under AEC free trade in services and its law enforcement problems in Thailand. Focuses on strengthening the sociology of law and institution approaches to international investment law in ASEAN, studying liberalization ...Continue Reading Thai 86061
ASEAN Environmental Law, Policy and Governance: Selected Documents, Volume 2 Evaluates the compilation of selection of documents, focusing on environmental law which is wide-ranging and straddles the three 'ASEAN pillars', namely, political-security, economic and social-culture communities. Deals with sectoral areas including nature conservation and biodiversity, trans-boundary pollution, water resources managements, animal and human health, and energy and climate change. Mentions that ASEAN has a vital role to play in ...Continue Reading English 85999
ASEAN Environmental Law, Policy and Governance: Selected Documents, Volume 2 Evaluates the compilation of selection of documents, focusing on environmental law which is wide-ranging and straddles the three 'ASEAN pillars', namely, political-security, economic and social-culture communities. Deals with sectoral areas including nature conservation and biodiversity, trans-boundary pollution, water resources managements, animal and human health, and energy and climate change. Mentions that ASEAN has a vital role to play in ...Continue Reading English 85999
Iron Industry Development for the Country's Economic Security Sombat Lisawattrakul Studies iron industry development for the economic security. Provides current situation of iron industry in Thailand related to iron production, comparison between Thailand's iron industry and foreign iron industry, import and export, and economic situation. Finds that the current situation of iron markets in ASEAN, Vietnam has a high growth rate of iron production, while Thailand has the highest steel production and consumption in ASEAN. Discu ...Continue Reading Thai 85931
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
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
Smaller States' Alignment Choices: A comparative study of Malaysia and Singapore's Hedging Behavior in the Face of a Rising China Cheng-Chwee Kuik Introduces a comparative study of smaller states' alignment choices in the face of a rising and proximate power. Examines how and why Malaysia and Singapore have to respond to a rising of China. Evaluates the smaller state's policy options and theorizing smaller states' alignment choices. Presents the history of Malaysia and Singapore's alignment choices in the shadow of Red China from 1945 to 1970. Reviews Malaysia and Singapore's alignmen ...Continue Reading English 85902
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