Success and challenges within ASEAN integration

The creation and implementation of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) in 2015 was a crucial initiative to integrate the ten-member countries as a single market and production base, with investments, services, free movement of goods, skilled labour, and flow of capital among its key underpinnings.

26 April 2018

Global tech companies in Southeast Asia

According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, Chinese smartphone vendors now account for one-fifth of the total Southeast Asian smartphone market over the past 3 years.

22 April 2018

Southeast Asia looks beyond China to fund massive project needs

International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde highlighted some of the risks in an April 12 speech in Beijing. She cited the challenge of “ensuring that Belt and Road only travels where it is needed” and warned of potential project failure and misuse of funds.

17 April 2018

Indonesia's exchange woos millennials with shows, competitions

Individual investors – the stalwarts underpinning equity markets like China’s – accounted for just 41 percent of total turnover on the Indonesian stock exchange last year, compared with more than 80 percent for Taiwan and 59 percent in nearby Thailand.

6 December 2017