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.
2015 will be a critical year for ASEAN as the ASEAN Economic Community will officially be launched by 31 December 2015. Much has been accomplished towards the achievement of this milestone, but people and businesses still need to embody and benefit from the ASEAN community.
The recent election of Joko Widodo as the new President of Indonesia has set in motion a new series of reforms and policies for business, foreign investment and international relations. Gita Wirjawan, former trade minister of Indonesia, presents his views on the economy of Indonesia and perspectives for the coming years.
Southeast Asia is at a turning point of economic development, and three powerful trends of demography, interconnection and technology will feed its growth in the coming years. This brilliant report analysed these forces through various comparative dimensions to provide valuable business insights.
Awareness about ASEAN and the upcoming ASEAN Economic Community is growing in the Philippines and Southeast Asia. In a recent video by Rappler, Tessie Sy-Coson, Vice-Chairperson at SM Investment Corporation, explains her perspective for ASEAN and the Philippines together with its impact on some business sectors.
ASEAN UP recently published its 100th resources for business in Southeast Asia! As the project continues to unfold into a (hopefully!) useful platform for businesses and professionals of ASEAN, we would like to take some time to share some views about business in ASEAN and the ASEAN UP project.
At the Asian Financial Forum 2014 in Hong Kong, a workshop examined the opportunities and challenges of the upcoming ASEAN Economic Community. Summarizing the most interesting comments, this video highlights not only general opportunities but also presents key interests for Chinese and Hongkongese businesses.
This report by the Economist Intelligence Unit examines the Free-Trade Agreements – FTA – in South-East Asia and their real usefulness for business. With a lot of feedback from professionals involved in international trade, it will help companies and governments apprehend current and upcoming FTAs.
This new video presents 7 insights and perspectives that make ASEAN one of the most dynamic and competitive region in the world. Through a beautiful animation, the current and projected population and economy of ASEAN demonstrate the attractiveness of the Association of South-East Asian Nations.
Tony Fernandes, CEO of AirAsia, gives his views on ASEAN and its integration further into the ASEAN Economic Community in 2015. In this interview by Maria Ressa of Rappler, he expresses his ambitions and concerns about ASEAN, highlighted through examples on tourism and air transport, media and entertainment.