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The Potential Assessment and Readiness of Transport Infrastructure and Services in Thailand for ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), Final Report: Main Report Assesses current transportation infrastructure and service in Thailand from all modes, including roads, rails, marine, and air, in order to find gaps for improvement, as well as to formulate framework and strategic preparation for entering AEC. Analyzes current situation, problems, threats, feasibility, integral plans or projects that enhance economic gateway. Studies readiness, opportunities, benefits, and limitation under AEC circumstance. R ...Continue Reading Thai 92721
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
ASEAN Strategic Action Plan for SME Development 2016-2025 Gives an overview of micro, small, medium enterprises (MSMEs) in ASEAN. Outlines MSMEs' policy for post-2015, covering vision, goals, missions, strategy, objectives, action plans and expected outcomes. Explicates actions for each strategic goals, covering to promote productivity, technology and innovation to increase access to finance to enhance market access and internationalization to enhance policy and regulatory environment and to promo ...Continue Reading English 92705
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
The Study of ASEAN and Cross-strait Relations in Relation with Political and Economic Development: Perspectives From Improvement of China's Image and ECFA Shih-Chi Lin Constitutes a doctorate dissertation written in Chinese. Explains that while the US, Japan, the EU, and Russia have marveled at China's progress since the end of the Cold War, China's neighboring countries in Asia - including ASEAN - have been worried. Points out that ASEAN questions whether the rise of China will bring about peaceful cooperation or whether it will lead to potential threats. Deals with the ASEAN+1 free trade agreement signed w ...Continue Reading Chinese 87929
Driving Forces of the ASEAN-5 Stock Markets Integration Bakri Abdul Karim Examines the determinants of stock market integration among five selected ASEAN emerging stock markets, namely Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Singapore (ASEAN-5). Explains that the determinants of stock market integration are largely unexplored in previous studies. Attempts to fill the gap in the literature and to provide recent empirical evidence on the forces behind the stock market integration among the ASEAN-5. Bases it ...Continue Reading English 87922
Advancing a People's ASEAN Continuing Dialogue 2nd ASEAN People's Forum 5th ASEAN Civil Society Conference (2009 : Phetchaburi) Reports on the 2nd ASEAN People's Forum/5th ASEAN Civil Society Conference held in October 2009 in Cha-am, Thailand. Presents discussions that took place among different groups and individuals of the ASEAN civil society sector as well as with some government representatives, noting that these discussions focused on the four main issues of socio-economic aspects socio-cultural aspects political and security aspects and the environment. Indica ...Continue Reading Multilanguage 87810
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
The 2030 Architecture of Association of Southeast Asian Nations Free Trade Agreements Suthiphand Chirathivat Investigates and analyzes the present status, potential, and prospects of ASEAN free trade agreements (FTAs). Begins with a review of the historical evolution of ASEAN FTAs, capturing the achievements of the ASEAN Free Trade Agreement and the efforts meant to lead to a further step of deeper integration i.e. the realization of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) by 2015. Offers a view on how the grouping adopted an extension of ASEAN FTAs beyond ...Continue Reading English 87493
How Should ASEAN Engage the EU? Reflections on ASEAN's External Relations Examines the current EU-ASEAN relations and reflects on how ASEAN can step up its engagement with the EU. Explains that East Asia has become the core region of global politics and economics. Notes that ASEAN has from its onset been an outward-oriented organization. States that this has been necessary because domestic dynamics and developments have always been sensitive to externalities. Points out that the EU is one of ASEAN's oldest dialogue p ...Continue Reading English 87461
Assessing the Impact of the ASEAN Economic Community Lee, Hiro Investigates the consequences of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) using a dynamic computable general equilibrium (CGE) model. Gives an overview of the CGE modeling framework, and explains the baseline and policy scenarios. Specifies the four goals of the AEC, namely single market and production base competitive economic region equitable economic development and integration into the global economy. Offers quantitative assessments of the AE ...Continue Reading English 87431
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
The Future of the World Trading System: Asian Perspectives Baldwin, Richard Compiles articles based on longer papers that were presented at a conference organized jointly by the ADB Institute and the Centre for Trade and Economic Integration, held in Geneva in March 2013. Notes that the WTO's six-decade old modus operandi - the multilateral Rounds -is broken, explaining that the current Round is mired after a dozen years of talks. Describes that unorganized bilateral, plurilateral, and regional trade agreements have ta ...Continue Reading English 87411
Rethinking ASEAN and Its Reponses to a Changing Asia-Pacific: 27th Asia-Pacific Roundtable on 3-5 June 2013 at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Dewa, Pehin Orang Kaya Pekerma Reports the address of Phin Orang Kaya Pekerma Dewa Dato Seri Setia Lim Jock Seng, a Second Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Brunei. Reviews historical background of ASEAN concerning disputes that Southeast Asian countries had faced, and the cooperation for peace and stability in the region through ASEAN. Presents the role of ASEAN in the changing architecture of the Asia-Pacific region. Argues that ASEAN will continue to play a signif ...Continue Reading English 87293
Japan and the Origins of ASEAN+6: An Agent-Structure Analysis Terada, Takashi Explores the reasons behind Japan's interest in the promotion of ASEAN+6 as an 'expanded East Asian' regional concept despite the existence of ASEAN+3 as an effective framework for regional cooperation. Reviews the background of new regional concept of ASEAN+6. Examines the causal factors behind Japan's advocacy of ASEAN+6, focusing on the effect of the changes in the regional structure on Japan. Presents the internal division of Japanese stat ...Continue Reading English 87278
A Two-level-games Analysis of AFTA Agreements: What Caused ASEAN States to Move towards Economic Integration? Chiou, Yi-hung Investigate the conditions under which ASEAN states are more likely to pursue regional economic integration, namely, a series of ASEAN Free Trade Area (AFTA) agreements/protocols. Examines the influences of domestic politics, political elites' preferences, economic performance, and external impacts by adopting Putnam's two-level-games model. Reviews literature to analyze why existing theoretical approaches fail to explain the AFTA. Studies five ...Continue Reading English 87277
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