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Association of Southeast Asian Nations

Brain drain from Southeast Asia growing constraint for economic growth

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Young well educated people leaving their home countries in Southeast Asia to pursue a better career in a well-salaried job in richer countries of...
ASEAN considers Schengen-style single-visa scheme

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Tourism officials of the ten-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN, are looking into the possibility of creating a European Union-style single visa...
ASEAN growth has slowed, but recovery seen until next year

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The Asian Development Bank (ADB) in its newly released Asian Development Outlook 2016 notes that growth in Southeast Asia has slowed, mainly due to...
Just five ASEAN universities in Asia’s Top 50

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The 2016 QS University Rankings Asia released on June 14 shows that just five universities in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) are...
All ASEAN-5 countries but Thailand drop in world competitiveness report

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The newest "World Competitiveness Yearbook" released by the International Institute for Management Development (IMD) shows that all ASEAN-5 countries but Thailand dropped in the...
Massive street protests against new tax in Malaysia

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Thousands of people on April 2 joined a rally in Kuala Lumpur to protest against the Goods and Services Tax (GST) of 6 per...
IMF recommends raising VAT in Thailand to 10%

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The International Monetary Fund (IMF) in its economic report on Thailand released on March 28 recommends that the country's government raises value-added tax (VAT)...
Brunei defense budget to be raised by 5%

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Brunei's Legislative Council proposed an increase of the defense budget for the 2016-17 fiscal year of about five per cent to 564 million Brunei...
Laos kicks off ASEAN chair – security, integration on top of agenda

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Laos this week kicked off its chairmanship of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN, with an agenda-setting meeting of the bloc’s foreign...
Philippines, Indonesia, Laos block ASEAN open sky agreement

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Only a few days after the launch of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) the idea of airlines from ASEAN member states flying freely throughout...
What 2016 brings for Southeast Asia

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The new year 2016 will be an interesting year for Southeast Asia as the region finally implements the ASEAN Economy Community (AEC), some countries...
The ASEAN Economic Community kicks off – will it succeed?

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Today, December 31, is the day when the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) is officially being inaugurated. The new economic bloc, a free trade area...
East Timor: From oil to beer

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In its bid to diversify its heavily oil-dependent economy, East Timor is turning to a different liquid: Beer. This month, Dutch beverage giant Heineken kicked...
ASEAN Economic Community formally created – is it real?

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Leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN, on November 22 declared the establishment of the long-planned regional economic bloc, the ASEAN...
Malaysia: Security tightened ahead of Obama visit to ASEAN summit

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Malaysia deployed soldiers in its capital city on November 20, taking extra security precautions amid unconfirmed reports of an "imminent terrorist threat" ahead of...
Thailand, Indonesia drop in global competitiveness

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Thailand and Indonesia were the only two countries in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) that dropped in the new Global Competitiveness Report...
Philippines, Vietnam have highest tax burden in Southeast Asia

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With the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), the envisaged economic union of the Association of Southeast Asian countries (ASEAN), approaching and member countries eagerly competing...
Five reasons Middle Easterners are looking to ASEAN

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Over the past decade, ties between the Middle East and Southeast Asia have strengthened significantly, which has led to an influx of tourists from...