Thailand saw healthy growth last year because the government's reform measures were successful, says Chadatip Chutrakul, CEO of Siam Piwat Company.» Read More
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
Jeff Ng, Southeast Asian economist at Standard Chartered, says ASEAN countries' economic outlook will depend on the resilience of their domestic demand.
Rintaro Tamaki, deputy Secretary General at OECD, discusses Asia's readiness to withstand a Fed rate hike and China's economic slowdown.
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.
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.
Jalil Rasheed, investment director at Invesco, explains why a Fed rate hike would have minimal impact on Southeast Asian markets.
Widely publicized jeremiads about emerging markets are mainly referring to East Asia's developing economies. They are totally wrong.
Mark Tinker, head of AXA Framlington Asia, outlines the changes in China's investment landscape as its economy rebalances.
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.
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).
Michael Pulch, the European Union's Ambassador to Singapore, doesn't believe Greece's troubled economy will impact bilateral trade between Europe and Asia.