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Asia in the Next Decade Proceedings Records speeches about Asia in the coming decade. Notes that the 21st century will be the Asian century or that there will be a distinct shift in global power towards the Pacific region. Mentions the main challenges which involve the role of China. Points out how to sustain the past years development in the face of a new world. States that Asian countries have to face the growing issue of unequal distribution. Mentions that ASEAN should have ...Continue Reading English 84840
Southeast Asian Affairs 2012 Provides a review of political, economic, and security development in Southeast Asia in 2011 from both Southeast Asian and outside perspectives of Southeast Asia. Covers five articles focusing on the region's political and economic overview, boundary disputes or border issues, the Five Power Defence Arrangements, and the future of Southeast Asia in the coming age of scarcities.Includes eleven countries reviews, which are the ten ASEAN member cou ...Continue Reading English 84822
AEC Data by Kasikorn Research Contains the data for ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) compiled by Kasikorn Research Center, covering air transportation of goods and passengers Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and FDI outflows current account, trade balance and foreign exchange reserves oil-petroleum products and consumption population, labor and foreigners infrastructures, roads and railways trade investment and tourism of Intra-ASEAN incomes from other countries migratio ...Continue Reading Thai 84799
Logistics Liberalization of ASEAN...Advantages-Disadvantages and Various Issues of Concern Considers logistics as a field of trade liberalization under the ASEAN Framework Agreement on Services (AFAS) towards the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) in 2015. Analyzes the situation of logistics business in Thailand, dealing with competition, foreign investment, and internal market. Looks at the opportunities for Thai entrepreneurs and the impacts for strategic planning in logistics. Mentions the border trade and road transport in the Great ...Continue Reading Thai 84790
ASEAN Strategic Transport Plan 2011-2015 Presents background of ASEAN Strategic Transport Plan (ASTP) 2011-2015. Aims to identify strategic actions to support the establishment of ASEAN Economic Cooperation (AEC) by 2015, and to identify long-term vision of ASEAN transport cooperation beyond 2015. Reviews significant disparity across ASEAN Member States (AMSs) in terms of geographical, economic and social conditions, quality of transport networks, logistic performance, and business en ...Continue Reading English 84789
Economic Review Mid-Year 2012 Looks at ASEAN and ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) at a glance, dealing with Thailand's position in ASEAN, structure of ASEAN economies, and intra-ASEAN export share by country. Considers how Thailand prepared for the AEC in 2015, covering the economic review in each section i.e. banking, capital markets, investment, infrastructure, logistics, exports, small business, labour, healthcare, agriculture, energy, property, information technology, tele ...Continue Reading English 84736
Foreign Investment in Myanmar: A Resource Boom but a Development Bust? Bissinger, Jared Explores the major trends in foreign direct investment (FDI) in Myanmar, focusing on changes over time in the source and sector of investment. Uses investment data from 1989 to 2011, looking at FDI in two periods : from the passage of the Foreign Investment Law in 1988 to Fy 1999-2000, and from Fy 2000-2001 to 2011. Compares these trends with Vietnam and Laos. Explores the investment patterns, considering the macro economy, geopolitics, sancti ...Continue Reading English 84689
China-ASEAN Sub-regional Cooperation: Progress, Problems and Prospect Analyzes China-ASEAN cooperation in the greater Mekong Subregion (GMS), discussing the progress and challenges since 1992. Explains how problems like eco-environment degradation, illegal immigration, cross-border ethnic issues, drug trafficking, gambling, and other non-traditional security issues have constrained the cooperation and development in the GMS. Addresses the Pan-Beibu sub-regional economic cooperation, examining the origins of the p ...Continue Reading English 84606
Singapore Wit Banditkul Traces history and legend of Singapore since the pre-historic period, covering Singapore under the East India Company (EIC), and the independence. Describes the government system, economic conditions, investment promotion, and international trade. Mentions Singapore's geography, natural resources, and various interesting places. Considers races of the Singaporeans, covering the Malayu, Chinese, Indian, and Peranakan. Describes the attire of t ...Continue Reading Thai 84576
The Political Economy of North-South Preferential (Regional) Trade Agreements (PTA): Exploring the Nexus of Intra-industry Trade with PTA formation for Select ASEAN 5 plus Three (USA, Japan & China) Economies Using Augmented Gravity Trade Model and Panel Cointegration Econometric Methodology Qadir, Saeed Studies the political economy reasons for proliferation of Preferential Trade Agreements (PTAs). Deals with its repercussion on multilateralism and its future institutional nomenclature. Looks at the public policy implications for developing countries on their growth and development. Highlights the fact that in the post-Seattle WTO Ministerial era, regionalization needs a new theoretical paradigm and framework to analyze economic and political ...Continue Reading English 84556
ASEAN in Cultural Dimensions: Attitudes Toward the Community amidst Conflict and Hope Interviews 10 scholars towards ASEAN in cultural dimensions, namely :Jiranuch Premchaiporn, Thaweesak Koanantakool, Sriprapha Petchmeesri, Kannikar Kittivejakul, Komat Juengsathiansap, Pathomrerk Kedutat, Thanes Arpornsuwan, Suwanna Satha-anand, Yos Santasombat, Anan Kanchanapan. Share views on the following topics: freedom of media, technology, human rights, access to medicine, intellectual property, community rights, cultural conservation, ASE ...Continue Reading Thai 84539
ASEAN Integration: Progress and Challenges Share views on the progress of ASEAN and the challenges of regional integration that will face in the future. Deals with the possibility of ASEAN community building in 2015, citing that procedures have been streamlined to benefit the development of ASEAN business and the establishment of ASEAN as a single window. Discusses topics on the ASEAN Charter, considering how it will transform ASEAN. Covers a presentation by Dr. Surin Pitsuwan on the A ...Continue Reading English 84486
Thailand's Regional Cooperation Policy and ASEAN's Effort for Integrating Mekong Basin Aoki-Okabe, Maki Compares the activities and background of sub-regional development initiatives in the Mekong Basin, and examines their impacts on ASEAN's effort to bridge the gap between its new and old members toward an integrated regional community. Focuses on Thailand's regional policy, noting the expansion of ASEAN membership in 1990s, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Vietnam (CLMV). Deals with economic disparity between the CLMV and original members, the ASEA ...Continue Reading English 84474
Developing a Comprehensive Roadmap Towards East Asian Economic Integration Ishida, Masami Reports the current situation on the economic integration in ASEAN and the East Asia and gives policy recommendations both on de jure basis and on de facto basis. Focuses on the studies in three fields 1) industrial clustering, agglomeration and technological innovations, 2) infrastructure development and 3) policy measures to promote indigenous suppliers/SMEs and development strategies for CLMV countries (Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Vietnam). ...Continue Reading English 84473
World Skills ASEAN Bangkok 2010: The 8th Asean Skills Competition, 19-21 November 2010, Impact Challenger 1-2 Gives an overview of ASEAN skills competition, mentioning its objectives to promote the development of quality vocational and technical and work values among the youth and skilled workers. Compiles results of the first to eighth ASEAN skills competition among 10 ASEAN countries, including the program of the competition in 2010. Provides information on educational and vocational training system in each ASEAN member country. Multilanguage 84449
Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and U.S. Interests Studies United States relations with ASEAN. Discusses U.S. diplomatic, security, trade, and aid ties with ASEAN. Analyzes major issues affecting Southeast Asian countries and U.S.-ASEAN relations. Deals with the U.S. accession to ASEAN's Treaty of Amity and Cooperation (TAC), regarding the legal and diplomatic issues involved. Describes trends in regional integration, export competitiveness, and inbound investment for six industries within AS ...Continue Reading English 84447
The Gulf Cooperation Council: A Rising Power and Lessons for ASEAN Low, Linda Looks at the structure and evolution of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) from an ASEAN perspective. Sets out the group's membership, as well as its strategic and economic importance. Traces the organization's evolution and assesses its progress towards a customs union, common market, and monetary union. Looks at key challenges facing the council's progress towards economic integration. Concludes with lessons that are applicable to ASEAN an ...Continue Reading English 84443
Economic and Environmental Impacts of Trade Liberalization: The Case of Indonesia Gumilang, Howard Putra Deals with the growing interest in environmental impacts of trade liberalization, caused by a rising environmental awareness among the general public. Studies the case of Indonesia and its participation in free trade agreements with Japan (IJEPA) and ASEAN (AFTA). Assesses the economic and environmental impacts of growth and trade liberalization, using a static global CGE model known as Global Trade Analysis Project (GTAP). Indicates, by compa ...Continue Reading English 84407
Firm Characteristic Determinants of SME Participation in Production Networks Harvie, Charles Provides an empirical analysis of small and medium enterprise (SME) participation in production networks. Uses the questionnaire survey to collect information on SME characteristics, and the manager's perception on barriers to SME growth. Covers a period in 2009 in most ASEAN countries (i.e. Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos) and China. Suggests from the results that productivity, foreign ownership, financ ...Continue Reading English 84370
Master Plan on ASEAN Connectivity Presents vision, goals and objectives of ASEAN Connectivity. Considers the achievements of, and challenges and impediments to ASEAN Connectivity. Deals with physical connectivity, institutional connectivity, people-to-people connectivity, narrowing the development gaps through the initiative for ASEAN integration, and sub-regional cooperation in Southeast Asia. Details key strategies and key actions for enhanced ASEAN Connectivity, identifying ...Continue Reading Multilanguage 84322
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