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  • AEC is a journey, not a single event: EY Monday, 4 Jan 2016 | 5:48 PM ET
    AEC is a journey, not a single event: EY

    Challenges lie ahead for the ASEAN Economic Communityy (AEC) due to the diversity of member nations and their economies, says Tan Bin Eng, ASEAN government and public sector tax leader at EY.

  • Don't expect a 'big bang' from the AEC: Mizuho Monday, 4 Jan 2016 | 12:49 AM ET
    Don't expect a 'big bang' from the AEC: Mizuho

    A milestone for Southeast Asia would be more seamless labor mobility, which could give the poorer economies a lift, explains Vishnu Varathan, senior economist at Mizuho Bank.

  • Here's how to play the ASEAN integration story Sunday, 3 Jan 2016 | 8:24 PM ET
    Here's how to play the ASEAN integration story

    Buying Southeast Asian regional banks would be a good way to get exposure to the ASEAN Economic Community, advises Michael Preiss, executive director at Taurus Wealth Advisors.

  • AEC will benefit big economies, and small ones: StanChart

    Jeff Ng, Southeast Asia economist at Standard Chartered, details how the AEC will be a positive for larger economies such as Thailand and Malaysia, as well as smaller economies like Cambodia and Laos.

  • What's the potential of the AEC? Sunday, 3 Jan 2016 | 5:47 PM ET
    What's the potential of the AEC?

    The ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) has vast potential because it creates a single market between 10 member states, but it still has some challenges to overcome.

  • AEC will be a gradual process: HSBC Tuesday, 29 Dec 2015 | 7:07 PM ET
    AEC will be a gradual process: HSBC

    The ASEAN Economic Community is the most ambitious project that the association has undertaken,but policies will be implemented in phases over years, says Frederic Neumann, MD and co-head of Asian economics research at HSBC.

  • ASEAN air safety regulator may still be decades away Wednesday, 16 Dec 2015 | 1:46 AM ET

    BANGKOK/ JAKARTA, Dec 16- It could take Southeast Asia, one of the fastest growing air travel markets, two decades to set up a regulatory body to oversee safety in an industry blighted by disasters in recent years, say national regulators and airline executives. The need for tougher regulations gained urgency following this month's report by Indonesia's...

  • *GM needs exports to justify Korea capacity. Policies like Indonesia's "low-cost green cars" and one in Thailand dubbed Eco2 neutralise the positive impact of lower tariffs, says GM. There is a free trade agreement between Korea and ASEAN and we would like this to operate as a free trade agreement and as effectively as possible, " Matt Hobbs, vice president in charge...

  • TPP is good news for Vietnam: Jefferies Sunday, 22 Nov 2015 | 7:15 PM ET
    TPP is good news for Vietnam: Jefferies

    The Trans-Pacific Partnership gives Vietnam access to big market. But countries outside the trade deal are feeling isolated, says Sean Darby, global head of equity strategy at Jefferies.

  • ASEAN will rely on domestic demand: StanChart Sunday, 22 Nov 2015 | 5:34 PM ET
    ASEAN will rely on domestic demand: StanChart

    Jeff Ng, Southeast Asian economist at Standard Chartered, says ASEAN countries' economic outlook will depend on the resilience of their domestic demand.

  • Asia should be ready for Fed hike: OECD Friday, 20 Nov 2015 | 12:54 AM ET
    Asia should be ready for Fed hike: OECD

    Rintaro Tamaki, deputy Secretary General at OECD, discusses Asia's readiness to withstand a Fed rate hike and China's economic slowdown.

  • Pentagon chief visits US carrier in South China Sea Friday, 6 Nov 2015 | 12:18 AM ET
    Guided-missile destroyer USS Barry (right), with a French anti-submarine frigate during exercises earlier this year.

    Defense Secretary Ash Carter flew to a U.S. aircraft carrier transiting the South China Sea and blamed China for rising tension in the region.

  • China's island-building sours US-Asia defense talks Wednesday, 4 Nov 2015 | 12:50 AM ET
    Chinese dredging vessels are purportedly seen in the waters around Mischief Reef in the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea in this still image from video taken by a P-8A Poseidon surveillance aircraft provided by the United States Navy May 21, 2015.

    A joint statement at the end of a Southeast Asian regional defense forum has been scrapped amid a U.S.-China spat over the South China Sea.

  • *Japan firms invest $10 bln in SE Asia in H1 2015- JETRO. *Such investment in 2014 was triple the amount put in China. Companies from Japan, whose interest in places outside China dimmed during decades of heavy spending there, continue to have ardor for Southeast Asia as they seek to offset anemic domestic growth.

  • Asean market selloff was exaggerated: Investor Tuesday, 20 Oct 2015 | 10:36 PM ET
    Asean market selloff was exaggerated: Investor

    Jalil Rasheed, investment director at Invesco, explains why a Fed rate hike would have minimal impact on Southeast Asian markets.

  • East Asia is doing fine; chaos is elsewhere Monday, 5 Oct 2015 | 12:54 AM ET

    Widely publicized jeremiads about emerging markets are mainly referring to East Asia's developing economies. They are totally wrong.

  • How to invest in China 2.0 Sunday, 4 Oct 2015 | 8:17 PM ET
    How to invest in China 2.0

    Mark Tinker, head of AXA Framlington Asia, outlines the changes in China's investment landscape as its economy rebalances.

  • US ambassador: Seeing positive progress in ASEAN Wednesday, 30 Sep 2015 | 10:18 PM ET
    US ambassador: Seeing positive progress in ASEAN

    Nina Hachigian, Ambassador, U.S. Mission to ASEAN, says the implementation of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) demonstrates the "strong political will" in Southeast Asia.

  • CABA: SEA businesses hope TPP, RCEP can co-exist Wednesday, 30 Sep 2015 | 8:20 PM ET
    CABA: SEA businesses hope TPP, RCEP can co-exist

    Pushpanathan Sundram, chairman of China-ASEAN Business Association (CABA), outlines his expectations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and China-led Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP).

  • How Greece impacts EU-ASEAN relations Thursday, 16 Jul 2015 | 12:32 AM ET
    How Greece impacts EU-ASEAN relations

    Michael Pulch, the European Union's Ambassador to Singapore, doesn't believe Greece's troubled economy will impact bilateral trade between Europe and Asia.