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04 Sep ASEAN beyond 2015: Can higher growth be sustained?

The Association of South-east Asian Nations (ASEAN) is the third-largest economy in East Asia after China and Japan — needless to say, a robust, growing ASEAN has a positive impact on Asia and the world. A sustained growth spurt would push the region’s poor out of...

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14 Aug Time for an ASEAN Dream

Over the past year I’ve revisited a host of Southeast Asian countries I first began traveling in more than a decade ago. The region’s progress has been remarkable both in terms of overall economic growth and the promising opening of formerly isolated nations like Myanmar....

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06 Aug Heading off the next Asian crisis

After the global financial crisis, Asia grew at more than 6 per cent each year, outperforming a troubled world. Not just China moreover, but also India, South-east Asia and others. While the United States and Europe floundered, the gravity-defying feat substantiated the idea of Asia’s...

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12 Jul ASEAN must turn a breathing space into a legacy

The Association of South-east Asian Nations (ASEAN) draws both admirers and detractors — and the recent ministerial meeting hosted by Brunei provided ample evidence for each point of view. While there were signs of positive movement, thorny obstacles lie on the path ahead. This is especially...

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18 Jun Asia’s rising frontier with Latin America

In a world where Europe and the United States are struggling, both East Asia and Latin America are outperforming the pack, even if they, too, face challenges. And yet, more than 12 years since it started, the Forum for East Asia-Latin America Cooperation (FEALAC) has not...

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04 Jun Myanmar’s time has come to deliver on initial promise

The World Economic Forum convenes in Myanmar this week, it will bring more than just another 1,000 visitors to the once closed and near pariah country. First visits by then US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and President Barack Obama brought headline attention. Early...

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23 May ASEAN’s balancing act with China

Clues about the emerging character of the new Chinese leadership are emerging from its interaction with the Association of South-east Asian Nations (ASEAN). Following the grouping’s summit last month, China’s new Foreign Minister, Mr Wang Yi, visited the region for the first time. While ties are...

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18 Apr Private Meeting with Ambassador David L. Carden

ASEAN is working towards the establishment of an ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) in 2015, with a single market and production base. ASEAN firms stand to benefit from freer access to other ASEAN countries and greater economies of scale. But the development of the AEC is...

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