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.
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.
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.
Jalil Rasheed, Investment Director, Head Of Singapore Office, Invesco, says he's not too concerned about the quarterly data prints given Singapore's transition to knowledge from manufacturing.
Mohamed Rafique Merican, CFO of Maybank Group, says factors such as weaker commodity prices and the implementation of the goods and services tax will weigh on loan growth this year.
Cesar Purisima, finance secretary of the Philippines, says factors such as better governance helped the country to grow over 6 percent every year since 2012. He adds that the government is aiming for a faster pace of growth so as to eradicate poverty.