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19 Jan Singapore goes for quiet ASEAN diplomacy

By Simon Tay and Cheryl Tan City-state seeks cooperation boost despite differences over Trump, China and Myanmar refugees Singapore is settling into its one-year rotating chairmanship of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations at a time when the region's economic growth is outperforming the world. But the...

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13 Oct Media Coverage: 10th ASEAN and Asia Forum

Last week, on 5 Oct 2017, we held our 10th ASEAN and Asia Forum (AAF) at The Ritz-Carlton, Millennia Singapore on the theme “A Future Ready ASEAN: People & Growth In An Uncertain World”. The Forum was attended by over 300 industry experts, corporate leaders...

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05 Oct 10th ASEAN and Asia Forum: Live Videos

We held our 10th ASEAN and Asia Forum (AAF) at The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore on 5 October 2017, on the theme: “A Future Ready ASEAN: People & Growth in an Uncertain World”. The Forum was attended by over 300 industry experts, corporate leaders and key...

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03 Oct Prioritising the Rights of Migrant Workers: What Can ASEAN Do?

Slowing growth, rising unemployment, and increased inequality have fuelled a rise in populist anti-globalisation sentiment, especially in Western countries – as demonstrated by Brexit and last year’s US Presidential Election. As ASEAN celebrates its golden jubilee, more attention needs to be paid to the people...

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31 Jul CLMV countries must go beyond regional integration

Dubbed South-east Asia’s last frontier market, Myanmar has been one of ASEAN’s most high-profile destinations for investors since the country’s opening. There are concerns about the pace of reform in Myanmar, but according to preliminary results from a survey conducted by the Singapore Institute of...

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02 May ASEAN: Putting a ‘human face’ to an economic community

By Chen Chen Lee and Shangari Kiruppalini The Association of South-east Asian Nations (Asean) held its 30th summit in Manila last week amid growing anti-globalisation sentiments in the West. As Western markets become more inward-looking, intra-Asean links will matter now, more than ever. During the summit, Prime Minister...

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09 Feb Governments in ASEAN should invest in SMEs’ internal capacity

Small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) form the backbone of key South East Asian economies, accounting for the majority of total employment and an integral source of economic growth. As the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) gains momentum, the harmonisation of rules and procedures can help SMEs...

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