Cambodian garment workers walk in front of a factory in Phnom Penh on November 12, 2014. (Tang Chhin Sothy / AFP Photo) The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) as a collective of 10 economies has made immense strides over the past 51 years. A significant milestone for the bloc was the establishment of the.. read more →

Both the opportunities and potential risks of the so-called Fourth Industrial Revolution must be addressed if Southeast Asia is to avoid economic stagnation and continue to develop over the coming decades, participants at the World Economic Forum on the Association of Southeast Asian Nations said Thursday. As heads of state, business leaders and members of.. read more →

The Philippine poverty incidence has risen by 1.2 percentage points to 25.8% in the first half of 2014, from 24.6% in 2013. This was attributed to high food prices, especially rice. About 25.8 million poor people out of 100 million is disproportionately large compared to our ASEAN peers. In 2014, there were about 29 million.. read more →

Vietnam recorded the fastest growth rate in labor productivity between 1991 and 2012 when compared to other member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), according to a report recently released by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). read more →

Within the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), the country that is clearly ahead in the labour productivity game is Singapore. Singapore compares very favourably with only a negligible difference with the United States of America in labour productivity if measured using GDP per worker with the US worker pulling in US$94,000 of Gross Domestic.. read more →