Deyi Tan, ASEAN Economist at Morgan Stanley, says the recent change in the central bank's benchmark rate merely indicates it is improve policy sanctity, not stimulate markets. » Read More
Rainer Michael Preiss from Taurus Wealth Advisors says ASEAN integration could work well, but the region needs to learn from the EU's mistakes.
China on Wednesday complained the media were ignoring radars and weapons deployed by other claimants in the South China Sea.
China has sent fighter jets to a disputed island in the South China Sea, where it deployed missiles earlier this month, U.S. government sources said.
President Barack Obama said on Tuesday he and leaders of Southeast Asian countries discussed the need to ease tensions in the South China Sea, and agreed that any territorial disputes there should be resolved peacefully and through legal means. But a joint statement agreed on after a two-day summit with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations at the...
President Barack Obama said on Tuesday he and leaders of Southeast Asian countries meeting in a California summit discussed the need to ease tensions in the South China Sea, and agreed that any territorial disputes there should be resolved peacefully and through legal means. "The United States and ASEAN are reaffirming our strong commitment to a regional...
President Barack Obama and Southeast Asian leaders turned their attention to China on Tuesday on the second day of a summit intended to improve commercial links and provide a united front on maritime disputes with Beijing. After a first day discussing trade and economic issues at the Sunnylands resort in California, Obama and his Association of Southeast...
President Barack Obama and allies from Southeast Asia will turn their attention to China on Tuesday on the second day of a summit intended to improve commercial links and provide a united front on maritime disputes with Beijing. China and several ASEAN states have conflicting and overlapping claims in the South China Sea, but not all the Southeast Asian...
Obama has been trying for two terms to push Southeast Asia to the center of U.S.-Asia policy, explains Ernest Bower, senior adviser and Sumitro Chair for Southeast Asia Studies at CSIS.
Thailand saw healthy growth last year because the government's reform measures were successful, says Chadatip Chutrakul, CEO of Siam Piwat Company.
Wellian Wiranto, economist at OCBC, says despite China worries, he still expects a rate cut from the Indonesia central bank.
Nationalistic ownership laws that exist in certain member countries could pose a hurdle to the ASEAN Economic Community, , explains Jalil Rasheed, investment director at Invesco.
The ASEAN Single Aviation Market, which is still a work-in-progress, allows regional airlines to fly from their home base to any other point in Southeast Asia, explains Alan Tan, professor of Aviation Law at the National University of Singapore.
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...