ASEAN Region Weekly (27 Sep. 2019)

Cambodia The Kingdom’s economy managed to maintain a robust growth this year despite the challenges of shrinking international trade and is expected to achieve a 5.5 per cent surplus of GDP and maintain a stable account balance. According to the National Bank of Cambodia, the [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 (9 Aug. 2019)

Cambodia Cambodia has been one of the fastest growing economies in the world, maintaining 7.7 per cent average growth over the past 20 years. However, the Kingdom remains a low skills economy with relatively low productivity rates – making it extremely difficult to achieve upper-middle [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 (31 May 2019)

Cambodia Cambodia is currently among the fastest electrifying countries in the world, with coverage reaching 89.1 per cent as of the end of 2017, a newly published World Bank report says.  Viet Nam Vietnam’s economy could be bigger than Singapore’s by 2029, says DBS Bank [Read More]

ASEAN Region Weekly (24 May 2019)

Cambodia About 14.1 million, or 86.7 percent, out of Cambodia’s 16.2 million people have now access to the internet, according to a report issued by the country’s Telecommunication Regulator on Saturday. (Xinhua) Myanmar Myanmar’ growth potential depends mainly on four key areas: energy, mining, agriculture, [Read More]

ASEAN Region Weekly (29 Mar. 2019)

ASEAN ASEAN countries need to strengthen co-operation and share their experiences to ensure they can lead the way on next-generation 5G wireless technology. So said Deputy Prime Minister Vũ Đức Đam at the conference on 5G & Development of Digital ASEAN in Ha Noi. (Viet [Read More]

ASEAN Region Weekly (15 Mar. 2019)

Cambodia Cambodia’s digital economy remains at a nascent stage and will need at least 10 years to grow and aim for a technology-driven economy, said Minister of Economy and Finance Aun Pornmoniroth. (Phnom Penh Post) Myanmar Myanmar has released its official strategy for developing its [Read More]

ASEAN Region Weekly (22 Feb. 2019)

Cambodia Cambodia has a good chance of achieving its social protection agenda under the Sustainable Development Goals but will need to balance different social protection investments, according to a report published on Wednesday by the Asian Development Bank. (Khmer Times) Myanmar In an attempt to [Read More]

ASEAN Region Weekly (8 Feb. 2019)

Cambodia The Kingdom’s renewable energy supply is expected to grow as more solar power plants are being built and new investors express interest in the sector, according to the Ministry of Mines and Energy. (Phnom Penh Post) Indonesia Indonesia intends to challenge an EU directive [Read More]