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Erik Lueth, Senior Regional Economist, RBS details why 2013 will be a good year for Asia. He says domestic demand has held up, ASEAN has been growing above historical rates and that the slowdown in the economies of China and India has been domestically-driven.
Iwan Azis, Head of Office of Regional Economic Integration, Asian Development Bank doesn't think the ASEAN economic community will meet all its targets by 2015, but stresses the significance of the community-building consensus in the bloc.
Lorraine Tan, Director of Equity Research at S&P Capital IQ shares her strategy for trading the ASEAN markets.
The Chinese Communist Party mouthpiece treated The Onion's spoof of Kim Jong-un as the"Sexiest Man Alive" for 2012 as a straight-laced story, heralding The Onion's "honor" of the stout North Korean dictator. The Christian Science Monitor reports.
China’s neighbors are seething with anger over new Beijing-issued passports that they see as the latest, underhand, Chinese jab in an ongoing regional row about maritime territory. The Christian Science Monitor reports.
Hugh White, Professor of Strategic Studies, Australia National University says Obama's swing through Southeast Asia re-affirms his commitment to the region while bringing to light the rivalry between the U.S. & China.
Avery Poole, Lecturer at the University of Melbourne says China will pay close attention to U.S. President Obama's visit to Cambodia and Myanmar, some of Beijing's allies in the region.
Andrew Rickards, CEO, Yoma Strategic Holdings says that there's a lot of scope to invest in Myanmar as the country makes its investment rules clearer.
Leif Eskesen, Chief Economist for India & ASEAN at HSBC thinks the Fed's QE3 is one of the few remaining tools left that is still capable of fixing the U.S. economy.
Medha Samant, Investment Director of Fidelity Worldwide Investment says ASEAN countries offer a sustainable, long-term growth profile. She singles out the Philippines and explains why it is the new market darling for investors.
Alexander Feldman, President, U.S.-ASEAN Business Council thinks Myanmar's path to progress is a positive for investors. He adds that big-scale investments are unlikely in the near term as regulatory challenges remain.
David Carden, United States Ambassador to ASEAN says that Asean's integration blueprint is extremely ambitious and that the group has already achieved 60-70% of their goals.
David Roes, Chief Executive Officer, Asean Investment Management said the Vietnamese could yield returns of as much as 160 percent in the next three years.
Ismael Pili, ASEAN banks analyst, Macquarie Securities said he likes ASEAN banks for their resilience and the strong domestic demand story.
Timothy Wong, Managing Director & Head at DBS Group Research says ASEAN markets will continue to see upside in the second half of this year.
Jonathan Windham, Head of Regional Industrials Sector, Asia Ex-Japan Research, Barclays Capital says that even though freight rates doubled between January and June, this year's peak season is not expected to be as good as before.
Jimmy Koh, Head of Research and Investor Relations, UOB says that investors are looking for safe havens despite low returns.
Alex Feldman, President at the US-ASEAN Business Council says that there are a lot of opportunities in Myanmar but it's going to take a while before big U.S. firms make major investments there.
Douglas Clayton, Founder and CEO of Leopard Capital talks about Private Equity investment in Myanmar.
Myron Brilliant, SVP, International Affairs at U.S. Chamber of Commerce says that easing sanctions on Myanmar is good for U.S. firms and that more sanctions will be lifted in due course.