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U.S. - ASEAN

3 American programs for Southeast Asia

A global superpower, the United States has the world’s largest economy and diplomatic network. Interested in extending its ties with Southeast Asia, the U.S. has launched several programs to develop its interests in ASEAN and contribute to the local development of the region. Continue reading

Welcome to the ASEAN Economic Community

Welcome to the ASEAN Economic Community

Since 31 December 2015, the ten ASEAN member countries have officially launched the long awaited ASEAN Economic Community. With this important milestone, Southeast Asia sets its eyes towards new heights of development and a more integrated region that will gain in global competitiveness. Continue reading

200 business resources for ASEAN

200 resources for business in Southeast Asia

In its second year of existence, ASEAN UP sticks to its purpose with the recent publication of a 200th resource for business in Southeast Asia. Aiming at becoming the platform for business of Southeast Asia, we would like to sum up what’s been done, what’s coming next and, maybe, also welcome your ideas. Continue reading

Investing in Indonesia's new political landscape

Investing in Indonesia’s new political landscape

The election of Joko Widodo has marked an inflection in Indonesian politics which could also bring new solutions for its infrastructure needs, endemic corruption and growing inequalities. This report provides some perspectives on how to approach business and investment in this new Indonesia. Continue reading

Perspectives on the ASEAN Economic Community

Perspectives on the ASEAN Economic Community

The ASEAN Economic Community is attracting a lot of attention from local and foreign businesses thanks to its huge potential, yet several challenges need to be tackled to make the AEC a success… A panel of specialists from the public and private sectors share ideas about the AEC’s opportunities and difficulties still to be managed. Continue reading