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?
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.
Over four episodes, our experts discuss the impact of automation on industries and jobs in the region
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.
It is up to policy makers to unlock the enormous potential of services in the People’s Republic of China.
There’s more to development that just economic growth from international trade.
Short-term gains will not guarantee long-term benefits for an individual economy, nor shared prosperity from open trade.
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).
Important changes are underway for Southeast Asia’s relationship with its biggest trading partner, the People’s Republic of China.
Production value chains in Asia and beyond will be severely affected by the US-PRC trade tensions.