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Reforms urged to keep Asean connected and competitive

Suggested practices include a better payment connectivity, and a removal of investment restrictions in sectors such as manufacturing, agriculture...

The risk of investor-state disputes in Asean in the aftermath of Covid-19

Over the past several months, countries in ASEAN (as in the rest of the world) have adopted a wide range of measures to address the COVID-19...

Piracy in South-east Asia from Jan to May 2020 doubled from same period in 2019

There were 34 such incidents in South-east Asia, compared with 18 during the same period in 2019.

From SARs to COVID-19: Reflections on ASEAN’s collective response to public health crises

As the COVID-19 crisis was intensifying in the region in February and March, commentators from the media and academia noted that ASEAN was slow to...

Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore may see recovery in Q1 2021: report

Export-oriented economies in South-east Asia could take longer to recover from the coronavirus-led slowdown,...

Vietnam exemplary in handling of Covid-19: report

Having learnt at least some lessons from the Sars crisis of 2003, at least five Asian economies have flattened...

Forerunners, stars, and budding newcomers in Asean's corporate governance scene

The Code of Corporate Governance (CG Code), like a guiding light, serves to strengthen listed companies in their governance. Its presence also...

Solutions for sustainable healthcare financing in Asean

Despite a 250 per cent increase in healthcare expenditure across the Asean region, outcome measures such as life expectancy and Universal Health...

Malaysia's lower voting age could benefit BN, PAS

The lowered voting age in Malaysia could benefit the country's two biggest Malay Muslim political parties at the next general election, an ISEAS-...

Malaysia's Shared Prosperity Vision 2030 needs a rethink: academic

While the growth vision continues a decades-long emphasis to elevate tech and skills, Malaysia's conditions call for a more comprehensive...