(Continued from here) THE Chairman’s Statement during the last Asean Summit (April 2017) drew a bright picture of future Asean economic growth prospects. “Asean’s combined GDP stood at $2.55 trillion in the first half of 2016, with a robust year-on-year real GDP growth rate of 4.7 percent despite the challenging global environment The region’s economic.. read more →

SURELY a landmark event in the history of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations was the formal establishment of the Asean Economic Community on December 31, 2015. According to the AEC Blueprint 2015, the aim is “to transform Asean into a single market and production base, a highly competitive economic region, a region of equitable.. read more →

  Decent work indicators, reducing the costs of recruitment, equal access to skills and training opportunities and enabling environment to enjoy full labor rights, including access to justice, are necessary for women migrant workers to benefit from the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC). The ASEAN Trade Union Council (ATUC) made these proposals in a session during.. read more →

The fourth industrial revolution (4IR)—the interaction of technologies across the physical, digital, and biological realms—is expected to disrupt everything, from institutional structures of government bodies to operating models of businesses. The new revolution, much like previous ones, will test countries’ ability to adapt to new systems. In the case of the Association of Southeast Asian.. read more →

Economic community-hood is the primary  goal of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean). The idea is to transform the economies of the 10 Asean countries into one Asean Economic Community (AEC). The expected outcomes: the AEC as a single market of over 600 million people and the AEC as one production base that can.. read more →