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Southeast Asian Economic Outlook 2010: Executive Summary Presents an executive summary of the Southeast Asian Economic Outlook (SAEO) in 2010. Deals with regional economic monitor, focusing on Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Viet Nam. Considers macroeconomic developments and near-term policy challenges, dealing with the region's medium-term growth and development outlook. Provides suggestions for improving fiscal policy frameworks to implement national development plans. ...Continue Reading English 83995
ASEAN Comprehensive Investment Agreement: ACIA Presents the substance of ASEAN Comprehensive Investment Agreement (ACIA), aiming to create a free and open investment regime in ASEAN. Looks at investment liberalization under the ACIA, covering the issues on investment protection, investment promotion and facilitation, and guidelines for Thailand's investment liberalization. Details 49 articles under ACTA, e.g. guiding principles, and the investment liberalization in the sectors of agricultur ...Continue Reading Thai 83993
ASEAN Investment Report 2007 Gives an overview of global foreign direct investment (FDI) performance, looking at FDI into developed countries and developing countries. Analyzes ASEAN investment performance in 2006 and intra-ASEAN investments flows. Considers FDI outlook for 2007-2008, covering challenges ahead and enhancing ASEAN's competitiveness. Studies investment policy measures and developments in ASEAN, mentioning ASEAN Economic Community Blueprint. Highlights FDI ...Continue Reading English 83977
Who Uses Free Trade Agreements? Gives an overview of the utilization of free trade agreements (FTAs) by Japanese affiliates. Clarifies the reasons for the low utilization of ASEAN Free Trade Agreements (FTAs), investigating what kinds of Japanese affiliates in ASEAN use FTAs in their exporting. Employs a unique dataset from a survey of Japanese affiliates operating in Asia conducted by the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO). Mentions some reasons for the low FTA utili ...Continue Reading English 83961
Recent Developments in International Investment Agreements (2008–June 2009) Reports the movement of international investment agreements (IIAs) during 2008-June 2009 in each region, comprising Asia and Oceania, Africa, Latin America and Caribbean, South-East Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States. Focuses on the areas of bilateral investment treaties (BITs), and double taxation treaties (DTIs). Analyzes the conditions of IIAs as a benefit, to promote the foreign investment and as the obstacle due to the inves ...Continue Reading English 83673
ASEAN Economic Community (AEC): Why Does ASEAN Need to go Beyond ASEAN Free Trade Area (AFTA)? Paisan Rupanichkij Reviews economic cooperation and integration among ASEAN countries, considering how ASEAN is compelled to embark upon an ambitious goal of building an ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) to maintain its investment attraction and international competitiveness. Mentions the rise of China, analyzing how the AEC would enhance not only ASEAN's international competitiveness but also its bargaining power. English 83572
ASEAN Community Praphas Thepchatri Gives an overview of the ASEAN Community, describing background, progress of the establishment of ASEAN Community during 2004-2006, challenges, and the ASEAN Charter. Looks at three pillars of ASEAN Community, covering ASEAN Political-Security Community (APSC), ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), and ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (ASCC). Mentions ASEAN and the anti-terrorism cooperation, ASEAN Union, and ASEAN with Myanmar problems. Considers the ...Continue Reading Thai 83412
One Vision, One Identity, One Community Provides basic information on ASEAN, dealing with the inception, objective, emblem, ASEAN anthem, ASEAN Charter, member states, and partner countries. Describes the relationship between Thailand and ASEAN, explaining the ASEAN Community 2015 and three pillars, namely: ASEAN Political-Security Community, ASEAN Economic Community, ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community. Details ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community Blueprint, and the Master Plan on ASEAN Connec ...Continue Reading Thai 83315
ASEAN in 2010 Severino, Rodolfo C Analyzes ASEAN's activities in 2010, covering a variety of ASEAN-centred and ASEAN-initiated frameworks and forums. Reports how ASEAN took several measures to push for the achievement of an ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) by 2015. Marks the year 2010 with the rise of the United States' public prominence in Southeast and East Asian Affairs. Looks at ASEAN and human rights, considering how the situation in Myanmar has been linked to ASEAN's recor ...Continue Reading English 83240
ASEAN Economic Community Vocabulary Presents vocabulary regarding ASEAN Economic Community (AEC). Covers technical terms and abbreviations used in the ASEAN economic meetings and related committees. Covers the terms such as AEC blueprint, AFAS, ASEAN vision 2020, ASW, CEPT, CLMV, economic integration, IMT-GT, and RTAs. Highlights a list of AEC vocabulary with descriptions. Thai 83198
ASEAN-Korea Free Trade Agreement: AKFTA Gives general information on South Korea's economic conditions and trade policy. Presents background of ASEAN-Korea Free Trade Agreement (AKFTA) since 2003, mentioning the negotiation outcome. Cites related studies on AKFTA, giving the information on the framework agreement, dispute settlement mechanism, trade in services, investment, trade in goods, rule of origin, and export opportunities for Thailand. Summarizes problems and obstacles of Th ...Continue Reading Thai 83114
ASEAN Economic Community: What, How, When? Phairot Wongwutthiwat Presents the development of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), considering the establishment of Association of Southeast Asia (ASA) in 1961, ASEAN Declaration in 1967, ASEAN Free Trade Area (AFTA), and ASEAN Vision 2020. Highlights significant events on the path to ASEAN Community, covering the period of 1967-2009. Mentions the European Union's path on economic integration during 1951-2007. Highlights the ASEAN Economic Community ...Continue Reading Thai 83083
ASEAN Chairman's Statement on the ASEAN Post Ministerial Conference (PMC)+1 sessions, Bali, Indonesia, 21 July 2011 ASEAN Secretariat, World Bank and GDLN Asia Pacific Videoconference on (2011 : Jakarta, Indonesia) Reviews ASEAN-Dialogue Partners cooperation and its future direction, namely Australia, Canada, China, European Union, India, Japan, New Zealand, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, and the United States. Shares views on regional and international issues, including the appreciation for the active participation of Dialogue Partners in various ASEAN-led fora i.e.: ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF), ASEAN Defence Ministerial Meeting (ADMM) Plus, and Ea ...Continue Reading English 82761
Chairman's Statement of the 12th ASEAN Plus Three Foreign Ministers' Meeting, Bali, Indonesia, 21 July 2011 ASEAN Secretariat, World Bank and GDLN Asia Pacific Videoconference on (2011 : Jakarta, Indonesia) Reviews future direction of ASEAN Plus Three Cooperation. Stresses the need for further deepening political and security cooperation, as well as strengthening policy coordination and sustaining economic growth in the region. Recognizes the efforts such as discussions at the ASEAN Plus Working Groups to liberalize trade among ASEAN Plus countries. Reaffirms the importance of ensuring food security and energy security in the region. Includes th ...Continue Reading English 82760
Joint Communique of the 44th ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meeting, Bali, Indonesia, 19 July 2011 ASEAN Secretariat, World Bank and GDLN Asia Pacific Videoconference on (2011 : Jakarta, Indonesia) Presents 120 paragraphs of the joint communique of the 44th ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meeting (AMM). Considers ASEAN community building in terms of roadmap for an ASEAN Community. Deals with the progress in the implementation of the ASEAN Political-Security Community (APSC) Blueprint. Mentions Treaty of Amity and Cooperation in Southeast Asia (TAC), the conflict resolution and peacekeeping cooperation, good governance, ASEAN Intergovernmental Co ...Continue Reading English 82758
Post Briefing of the 44th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting (AMM), Post Ministerial Conference (PMC), 18th ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) 16-23 July 2011, Bali by Dr. Surin Pitsuwan, Secretary-General of ASEAN ASEAN Secretariat, World Bank and GDLN Asia Pacific Videoconference on (2011 : Jakarta, Indonesia) Introduces the videoconferencing program regarding Dr.Surin Pitsuwan's Post Briefing of the 44th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting (AMM), Post Ministerial Conferences (PMC), and the 18th ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) held in Bali during 16-23 July 2011. Covers the topics on the progress of ASEAN Community Building, and the implementation of the ASEAN Charter. Attaches the participating sites, and the running order of the videoconferencing. English 82757
ASEAN's Core Norms in the Context of the Global Financial Crisis Nair, Deepak Studies ASEAN's institutional norms, considering how changes in these norms would impact the association's institutional design. Assesses the impact of the economic crisis on plans for economic integration, and on the goals for an ASEAN Political and Security community (APSC) and an ASEAN Economic Community (AEC). Indicates that the economic and financial crisis has not resulted in any institutional development in ASEAN. Highlights two alterna ...Continue Reading English 82732
Regional Integration in ASEAN: Institutional Design and the ASEAN Way Cockerham, Geoffrey B Investigates regional integration in ASEAN by analyzing the agreements developed within the ASEAN framework since its founding in 1967. Explores the institutional design of ASEAN, evaluating relevant features of these agreements in order to assess the pattern of institutionalization. Considers the specific areas of integration and the design of agreements that have developed from 1967-2007. Reveals that the integration process can be best unde ...Continue Reading English 82697
ASEAN and New Challenging Problems Compiles six articles from regional and national perspectives, providing a better understanding of key challenges to ASEAN and its member countries in the new era of dynamic international competitiveness, human resource development, and regional integration efforts. Studies ASEAN cooperation in human resource development and the position of Thailand, representing collaborative contribution of government officials at the Ministry of Labour. Prov ...Continue Reading Thai 82609
Let's be Familiar with ASEAN Presents questions and answers on 55 ASEAN topics. Deals with member countries, the ASEAN Charter, ASEAN Community, ASEAN Political Security Community (APSC), ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (ASCC), principle of non-interference, human rights, ASEAN mechanisms, ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF), Treaty of Amity and Cooperation (TAC), Southeast Asia Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone Treaty (SEANWFZ), Declaration on the Conduct of P ...Continue Reading Thai 82607