Thursday, September 21, 2017

Myanmar played key role in AEC formation, says ASEAN’s Mochtan

Asean Deputy Secretary General of Community and Corporate Affairs AKP Mochtan has described Myanmar as a “very capable” member of the regional grouping that provided the strong foundation needed for the setting up of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) in 2015.

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ASEAN gets serious about climate change

All ASEAN members have expressed serious concerns about the impact of climate change on their economies, environment and well-being, but they conceded that they are not well-prepared to respond due to shortages of funding and technology.

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ASEAN progress depends on maintaining ‘comfort level’

ASEAN leaders’ high “comfort level” has strengthened the grouping’s solidarity and promoted cooperation when confronting difficult challenges.

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ASEAN centrality must be earned: experts

ASEAN centrality must be earned and protected if the grouping wants to engage major powers and take part in shaping the emerging regional architecture.

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RCEP trade talks the only game in town for ASEAN

ASEAN is accelerating its effort to complete an Asia-wide free trade pact that will comprise half of the world’s population and feature a third of global GDP.

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ASEAN and Europe must cooperate on security

ASEAN and Europe must work together on issues that impact peace and stability in Southeast Asia.

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Tackling a weighty problem in ASEAN

In ASEAN countries, the prevalence of obesity and overweight is increasing due to rising incomes, urbanisation and the forces of globalisation, according to the latest report published by the Economist Intelligence Unit.

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ASEAN, US pledge to fight IS extremists

ASEAN and the US will join forces to fight against the growing threat of Islamic State extremists in the region.

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ASEAN must protect human rights in business

As ASEAN moves toward closer economic integration with steady growth, the grouping needs to embed human rights in business activities.

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Japan and India propose Asia-Africa Growth Corridor

Japan and India recently proposed a new initiative that would link Asia and Africa, the world’s most dynamic regions, together officially known as Asia-Africa Growth Corridor (AAGC), with a pledge of a US$200 billion (K273.25 trillion) in proposed projects.

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