July 31 , 2011
These were the most significant stories published by Asean Affairs during the week of July 23-July 29.
July 29 , 2011
Suu Kyi takes the initiative in Myanmar
Two things appear to be happening in Myanmar.
July 28 , 2011
Inflation remains a critical Asian challenge
The interplay between
economics and politics is a steadfast feature on the global scene and
the current drama going on in Washington D.C. is an exemplary example.
July 27 , 2011
Is Laos playing it straight?
At the recent Asean Summit,
Laos apparently conceded to the wishes of its fellow members in the
Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS), Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam, to
suspend operations on the proposed Xayaburi Dam.
July 26 , 2011
Asia watches US “circus”
Asia could only watch and pray
on Monday after US lawmakers failed to break a debt impasse that
threatens to trigger a default and shock global financial markets.
July 25 , 2011
Demonstrations point up Vietnamese shortcomings
On Sunday Vietnamese police
allowed about 300 peaceful anti-Chinese protesters to march in central
Hanoi on Sunday after their suppression of earlier rallies sparked anger
on the Internet.
July 24 , 2011
These were the most important stories published by Asean Affairs during the week of July 16-July 25.
July 22 , 2011
Concerns grow about Thai economic plans
Thailand has apparently settled into a period of political stability following the July 3 elections.
July 21 , 2011
Asian location for top firms
A recent real estate report by
real-estate consultancy CB Richard Ellis underlines the growing role of
Asia in the global business world.
July 20 , 2011
Progress or just words?
Today China and Association of
Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) officials agreed to guidelines on
cooperation in the disputed areas of the South China Sea.
July 19 , 2011
Social media rocking politics
From east to west, social
media are changing the way politicians and political parties are
changing the way politicians and political parties are communicating
July 18 , 2011
Corruption is still a key regional issue
Corruption at the national
government level in Asean countries still remains a cancer that breeds
mistrust of government by its citizens, drains the coffers of needed
funds and retards national development.
July 17 , 2011
These were the most significant stories published by Asean Affairs during the week of July 9- 15.
July 15 , 2011
An Emerging 'Pan-Asian Energy Infrastructure'
By 2050, Asia can be connected by an electricity, natural gas and communications network.
July 14 , 2011
Asian economies face declining markets
Singapore’s economy shrank for
the first time in three quarters as manufacturing slumped, adding to
evidence the slowdowns in Europe and the U.S. are stifling growth in
July 13 , 2011
US, Euro and now China concerns hit Asian markets
Asian markets are set to fall
spurred by concerns about the stalemate on the US budget and rekindled
fears on the euro zone debt crisis triggering demand for safer assets
such as debt.
July 12 , 2011
Proposed wage increase in Thailand already is divisive
One of the standout planks in
the winning Pheu Thai party’s platform in the recent election is a
proposal to increase the minimum daily wage nationwide in Thailand to
300 baht (US$10).
July 11 , 2011
Massive Malaysian protest
Asean street politics, most
recently associated with Thailand, shifted to the country south of
Thailand this past weekend, Malaysia.
July 10 , 2011
These were the most important stories published by Asean Affairs during the week of July 2-July
July 8 , 2011
Legal wrinkle in Thai elections
On Friday afternoon the
defeated Democrat Party in the recent Thai general election asked the
Election Commission to pursue the abolition of the rival Puea Thai
Party, the winner of Sunday's election, on the grounds that banned
politicians were involved in its campaign.More
July 7 , 2011
New Thai government may ease border dispute
The dispute over the Preah
Vihear temple, which straddles the Thailand-Cambodia border, and which
has been a continued source of friction between the two countries may be
easing as a new Thai government assumes power.More
July 6 , 2011
Aquino goes ahead with personal diplomacy
There recently have been
increased tensions and confrontations between Philippines and China over
territorial claims in the South China Sea.More
July 5 , 2011
Asean business looks at post-election Thailand
The business communities of
Asean member states are taking a look at how the business and investment
in Thailand will evolve following the country’s July 3 election. More
July 4 , 2011
The morning after
The morning after Thailand’s
election became part of history the country is taking a deep breath and
looking forward to see if the Pheu Thai party delivers on its promises
to bring the nation together.More
July 3 , 2011
These are the most important stories published by Asean Affairs during the week of June 25-July 1.More
July 1 , 2011
The Gini coefficient in Asia and Thailand
Income inequality is usually
measured by a country's Gini coefficient, in which 0 is perfect equality
(everyone has the same income) and 1 is perfect inequality (i.e., one
household takes everything)More