With efforts to increase Brunei's manufacturing base in the defence industry as one step to economic diversification, some market opportunities could open up for domestic players as well as foreign investors.
With major shifts in Qatar’s LNG trade ongoing, the country better sooner than later needs a solid base in Southeast Asia to cash in on the thriving economy of the ten-member ASEAN bloc. Thailand could be a viable option.
The Philippines does indeed come off as a gritty girl who rushed herself out of bed in the morning, especially to visitors who get their first impression when arriving at Manila airport, Justin Calderon feels.
Within the sometimes chaotic politics in ASEAN countries, there are patterns that good governance is emerging, with select members leading the bloc by example while others falter, writes Justin Calderon.