Publications tagged with : ASEAN
Fung Global Institute Board Member Barbara Meynert writes about Vietnam's growth in the last decades and the way it has created opportunities for people like Pham Nhat Vuong, the country’s first billionaire.
Laos, which joined the World Trade Organisation in February this year, has announced that it plans to establish an online platform for businesses to register for operational and trade licenses. This small step, writes Fung Global Institute Board Member Barbara Meynert, not only encourages government transparency, but could, in the long run, influence other Asean nations to be more open as well.
As countries in Asean gear up for economic integration in 2015, Fung Global Institute Director, Barbara Meynert, asks whether corruption in Thailand will derail crucial inter-regional infrastructure projects.
Editor’s note: At a time when Europe and the US remain threatened by economic stagnation, Asia’s middle class represents a potentially large source of global demand for goods and services, writes guest contributor Ben Simpfendorfer, Managing Director of Hong Kong-based economic and corporate consultancy Silk Road Associates. But he asks how well the world understands Asia’s rising middle class – and its vulnerabilities.
Editor’s note: As signs of political reform and opening grow in Myanmar, Fung Global Institute Senior Fellow Jean-Pierre Lehmann retraces its tumultuous modern history. It is a complex country re-emerging into a complex region and world, says the author, who is also Professor of International Political Economy at IMD and Founding Director of the Evian Group.