Blog posts tagged to "competition"

  • Shanghai port, PRC.

    What type of protectionism should we fear?

    Published on Monday, 30 January 2017

    If history is any guide, protectionism comes and goes, so the current rising tide will recede eventually.

  • Cargo ship off Indonesian coast.

    Globalization: Between walls and roads

    Published on Friday, 09 December 2016

    In today’s multipolar world, creating barriers to trade will invariably result in reciprocity, so in the end all countries will be worse off.

  • Construction workers on a bridge in the PRC.

    Keeping the 'private' in PPPs in the PRC

    Published on Wednesday, 31 August 2016

    To attract the private sector, it needs to be given a fair chance of competing for PPPs and turning enough of a profit to recover their investment in the People’s Republic of China.

  • A street vendor does business from his roadside stall in Melaka, Malaysia.

    Go back to basics to help ASEAN SMEs benefit from AEC

    Published on Monday, 27 June 2016

    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.

  • A chemical engineer working at the Lahendong Geothermal Power Plant in Indonesia.

    Promoting inclusive economic integration: Skills mobility within ASEAN

    Published on Tuesday, 16 February 2016

    Greater skills mobility can bring more equal opportunities and help close the income gap.

  • Production line at a rice cracker factory in Viet Nam.

    TPP no inspiration for Doha negotiations

    Published on Tuesday, 24 November 2015

    Even if their agendas seem alike, neither the content of the Trans-Pacific Partnership nor the process of the talks can provide a positive stimulus for the Doha Development Agenda trade negotiations.