2016 Aug 22
August 22, 2016

Asean should not drop the ball

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A few days ago, I sat down with Mr Dwight Hutchins, chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) in Singapore, to discuss the chamber’s 2017 Asean Business Outlook Survey. Published in collaboration with the US Chamber of Commerce and conducted on behalf of companies from a nation that is the largest investor in South-east.. read more →

On Aug 8, Asean commemorated its 49th year of existence. Since the signing of the Bangkok Declaration in 1967, Asean has definitely come a long way. With the continuous change in the global and regional landscape, Asean, as a regional grouping, will inevitably face enormous challenges ahead. Essentially, Asean needs to put its house in.. read more →

Base salaries among emerging economies in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) are substantially lower than those in mainland China, which is losing its labor-cost competitiveness to them, according to new research by Willis Towers Watson. China’s base salaries across all job grades are between 5% and 44% higher than in Indonesia, which is.. read more →

RANGOON — Burma’s economic growth is forecast to recover to 8.4 percent in fiscal year 2016-17, a new report from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) said Wednesday. In “Asian Development Outlook 2016,” an annual ADB publication, this growth is in part attributed to positive political developments in Burma and structural reforms over the past several.. read more →

VIENTIANE — ASEAN finance officials have adopted a new timeline for integrating financial services across the regional bloc, aiming to tear down market barriers more quickly. Finance ministers and central bank governors from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations met here Monday to set deadlines for steps toward financial integration through 2025. The ASEAN Economic.. read more →