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ASEAN ANALYSIS  5 September 2010


By David Swartzentruber
AseanAffairs   5 September 2010

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These were the most significant news stories in the Asean community during the week of August 28- September 3:

Thai election when normalcy returns
Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva said on Saturday that new national elections would take place only after the domestic situation returns to normal.READ MORE:

Cambodia earns ‘mini-tiger’ status
Cambodia’s economy has emerged as a “mini-tiger” in terms of textile processing, despite a lack of attention from international investors, according to a report by Swiss banking giant UBS.

ASEAN sets tone for competition
Ministers from the 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have gathered in Hanoi for the five-day 42nd ASEAN Economic Ministers and 4th ASEAN Economic Community Meetings this week, to discuss how to strengthen the regions’ economies.

UN assistance to match local priorities
THE National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) said that the next United Nations assistance program for the Philippines would be aligned with the new government’s development priorities.

Thailand plans high-speed rail
The cabinet of Thailand is reviewing a joint investment plan between Thailand and China to develop high-speed train routes in Thailand. Everyone agrees that faster rail transit will benefit the country economically and socially.

Airport woes in Indonesia
Frequent flyers have urged Soekarno-Hatta International Airport operator, PT Angkasa Pura II, to improve services as the holiday season approaches. READ MORE:

Singapore economy up 15 percent in 2010
Singapore's economy is expected to expand at a record pace this year as a surge in demand for the city-state's exports drives manufacturing, according to a central bank survey of analysts.

Lao garment industry benefits from rising Chinese labour costs
The garment industry in Laos is benefiting from more orders as the cost of Chinese labor continues to rise, according to the Lao Garment Industry Association. Chinese labour costs in the garment industry have reportedly increased by 30 percent, causing international trading firms to order their merchandise from countries with lower production costs such as Laos, Thailand and Vietnam.

Carrefour's stores up for bid
British and Japanese retail giants along with local operators are in an auction battle to take over the Southeast Asian business of French supermarket chain Carrefour, reports said Thursday. READ MORE:

Asean-US draw close
Asean Secretary General Surin Pitsuwan said Thursday that Asean leaders have been invited by U.S. President Barack Obama to meet in New York on September 24. Pitsuwan is attending a special meeting in Bangkok on disaster management. He said the summit will last 2 hours, 30 minutes more than the previous one held in Singapore last November. READ MORE:

Asia decoupling itself from Western economies
HSBC says Asia is decoupling itself from the Western economies. With domestic demand surging in Asia, the bank says the region will be less reliant on trade with the West.

Court lifts environmental block
The Administrative Court ruling ending the environmental impasse in Rayong’s Map Ta Phut industrial estate could improve Thailand’s investment climate and investment could grow by about 9.3 per cent in 2011, according to Kasikorn Research Centre.

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