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Outlook for 2017 Politics South and Central Asia

2017 Preview: Southeast Asia is set to embrace more volatility

Southeast Asia in 2016 has been marked by busy political agendas, challenges by ethnic tensions, religious conflicts, and regional stability issues.

Economics South and Central Asia

What to expect in Southeast Asia in 2016

2016 will be an interesting year for Southeast Asia, as the region braces for changes in government (or none at all), implements the ASEAN economy community, and prepares for volatility

Politics South and Central Asia

2015: A critical year for Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia in 2015 saw deeper regional integration, infrastructure development is set to flourish, and historic elections were held in Myanmar. But the Thai Junta government has prolonged its grip

Asia Pacific Economics

Shared challenges key to Indonesia-Malaysia cooperation

Indonesia and Malaysia’s post-decolonization relations have been consistently afflicted by political disputes and tension, despite their close proximity and similar historical and linguistic features. As the political and economic dynamics

Asia Pacific Economics

Are businesses ready for the ASEAN Economic Community?

As the deadline for the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) nears, large corporate companies seem ready to take advantage of the coming changes. Yet, with small and medium-sized businesses less prepared,

Asia Pacific Economics

ASEAN may attract new investor attention in 2015

Deeper economic integration and a growing middle class attracts manufacturing investment in the ASEAN region in 2015. However, a lack of political will to eliminate barriers to intra-regional trade could