Time will tell whether Asia-Pacific’s increasing trend toward regional integration extend further into labor markets.
Blog posts on "ASEAN Economic Community"
In a world where borders are blurring and becoming increasingly permeable, health coverage needs to be just as mobile.
The ASEAN Economic Community’s 2025 blueprint addresses many gaps, but uncertainties remain ahead of the deadline.
ASEAN has not made sufficient progress on connectivity, e-commerce, and technology-driven human capital ahead of 4IR.
Asia is going through sweeping transformations that have altered its economic landscape in fundamental ways.
Mutual recognition arrangements can help ASEAN stop the brain drain, and remain globally competitive.
There is no single or simple solution to ensure SMEs benefit from regional integration schemes – ASEAN economies need to fix key productivity, regulatory, infrastructure, and financing gaps.
The external vote of confidence in ASEAN bond markets seems to be driven by the region’s strong medium- and long-term growth prospects, which bodes well for their future beyond the short term.
The future of the AEC depends on ASEAN member states making economic and labor market conditions more conducive for foreign workers.
Regional solutions within Asia, reinforced by boosting inter-regional trade and investment with Europe as an engine of global growth, can help counter the threats to globalization.