ASEAN Region Weekly (13 Sep. 2019)

ASEAN Southeast Asia offers concrete proof that novel and localized models can help solve some of the most pressing social and development problems, a senior official said. (China Daily) Southeast Asia’s private sector has called on ASEAN heads of state and governments to make a [Read More]

ASEAN Region Weekly (6 Sep. 2019)

ASEAN The world’s most widely recognised sustainability reporting standard, Global Reporting Initiative, has launched in Southeast Asia, with Singapore as the regional base. The Amsterdam-headquartered non-profit, whose standard is used by three quarters of the world’s biggest companies, aims to help Southeast Asian companies identify [Read More]

ASEAN Region Weekly (30 Aug. 2019)

ASEAN Telecom regulators in ASEAN have agreed in principle on revenue collection from over-the-top (OTT) service providers operating in the region, though the approaches will have to be figured out by the countries themselves. The regulators met this week in Bangkok at the 25th ASEAN [Read More]

Inclusive Business Policies in ASEAN

ASEAN The leaders of the Association of the Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) acknowledged the strong support for inclusive business by its member states and called for greater emphasis on creating an enabling environment for inclusive business in ASEAN, among others through conducive rules and regulations. [Read More]

ASEAN Region Weekly (19 Jul. 2019)

ASEAN The 34th Asean Summit in Bangkok emphasized the importance of advancing partnerships for sustainability to achieve a people-centred, people-oriented and forward-looking Asean community that leaves no one behind in the rapidly changing regional and global environment. (The Star) Indonesia The latest trade data suggest [Read More]

ASEAN Region Weekly (12 Jul. 2019)

ASEAN Connectivity will enable ASEAN to achieve competitive economic growth, increase greater opportunities for investment, trade, employment and narrow development gaps. Rapid urbanization and migration of people from rural areas to cities increase demands for ASEAN to plan and develop infrastructure for connectivity, housing and [Read More]

ASEAN Region Weekly (5 Jul. 2019)

ASEAN Leaders from the members of ASEAN on Saturday adopted Bangkok Declaration on Combating Marine Debris in ASEAN Region here during the 34th ASEAN Summit. (Xinhua) The ASEAN has offered its own version of the Indo-Pacific Strategy, including the bloc’s own vision for cooperation in [Read More]

ASEAN Region Weekly (28 Jun. 2019)

ASEAN Southeast Asian nations have agreed to exercise “maximum flexibility” and step up efforts to complete a “high quality and mutually beneficial” free trade agreement with six Asia-Pacific countries before the end of the year. The trade deal, which has been under negotiations for the [Read More]

ASEAN Region Weekly (14 Jun. 2019)

ASEAN Leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations will commit to tackle the growing problem of marine debris, in particular plastics, during their summit later this month, an ASEAN sources said. (Kyodo) Myanmar A new directive from the Ministry of Planning and Finance has [Read More]

ASEAN Region Weekly (7 Jun. 2019)

ASEAN The rapid conclusion of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement is vital for the next stage of regional transformation and reform in the Asia Pacific. RCEP is a proposed free trade agreement between the ASEAN nations and six other regional states. It will [Read More]