Will We See an ASEAN Economic Community by 2015?
Launched as a political bloc and security pact in the aftermath of the Viet Nam War, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has evolved to embrace an ambitious economic agenda. Its latest project is to establish the ASEAN Economic Community by 31 December 2015. But is this likely?
Will Trade Tensions Dim Christmas Lights?
This holiday season, Christmas tree lights will still flicker despite the US-PRC trade tensions. But if the conflict rages, they may be dimmer next year.
Will New Technologies Destroy Jobs in Asia? New ADB Podcast
Over four episodes, our experts discuss the impact of automation on industries and jobs in the region
Will Asian Investment Follow Trade with Latin America?
Latin America is now firmly on the economic radar of Asia in the post-global financial crisis world, with both regions having grown faster than the world economy.
Why Should People’s Republic of China Unlock Services?
It is up to policy makers to unlock the enormous potential of services in the People’s Republic of China.
Why Poor Countries Should Invest First in National Trade Infrastructure
There’s more to development that just economic growth from international trade.
Why Penalizing Imports is a Bad Idea
Short-term gains will not guarantee long-term benefits for an individual economy, nor shared prosperity from open trade.
Why Partnering with the Private Sector is Key to Inclusive Growth
Over the past couple of decades, no one can deny that the Asia and Pacific region has represented a remarkable success story. Absolute poverty levels have fallen significantly and the region is on course to achieve a number of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
Why It Matters That One of the Region’s Biggest Trade Deals is Being Upgraded
Important changes are underway for Southeast Asia’s relationship with its biggest trading partner, the People’s Republic of China.
Why Imposing Trade Tariffs Backfires in an Interconnected World
Production value chains in Asia and beyond will be severely affected by the US-PRC trade tensions.