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September 30, 2010
The yuan and Asean
Two developments surfaced today that emphasize the growing tensions between China and the United States that highlight the two different positions of each country’s economy. More

September 29, 2010
Capital inflows into Asia
Everyday reports flow into Asean Affairs, highlighting the amount of investment flowing into Asean countries. More

September 28, 2010
Sustainability -on meat?
In the three Save Our Planet forums sponsored by AseanAffairs that have been held (the fourth is slated for New Delhi, India in December) sustainability is a key issue. More

September 27, 2010
Mekong River battleground
Natural resources are a source of income for Asean countries. More

September 25, 2010
Weekly Summary
These were the most significant stories in the Asean region during the week of: September 18- September 24:More

September 24, 2010
Asean’s Spiritual Map
An address this week in Singapore by the country’s Law Minister K. Shanmugan inspired this look at Asean’s diverse religious quilt. More

September 23, 2010
Talking in New York
With the arrival of cooler weather not only schools have opened in the United States but the United Nations has also opened its doors to the world’s nations to review their progress at the UN Summit covering two-thirds of the execution of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). More

September 22, 2010
Asia is big on the Internet
Earlier this week, Facebook opened its first sales office in Singapore and proclaimed that Asia is the fastest growing region for new subscribers.More

September 21, 2010
Asean governments adopt western agenda
With Asean countries currently enjoying a period of economic success, in fact leading the rest of the world out of a global recession, it is worthwhile to examine the path that the governments have embarked on in their development.More

September 20, 2010
Climate change and Asia
With activities such as the meeting in New York this week of the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate representing 17 nations responsible for 80 percent of the world’s carbon emissions, the international stage is preparing for the major Cancun global climate meeting in November.More

September 19, 2010
These were the most significant stories in the Asean region during the week of: September 11- September 17:More

September 17, 2010
3G saga drones on in Thailand
The most interesting story in today’s news in the Asean community is the decision of Thailand’s Administrative Court to strike down the auction for the 3G spectrum that was slated to begin next Monday.More

September 16, 2010
Justice on the march in Asean
In unrelated occurrences today, legal authorities in the Philippines and Cambodia took steps to bring to justice persons charged with crimes in a recent and long-standing case.More

September 15, 2010
Even small Brunei affected by climate change
Although it is one of the world’s and Asean’s smallest countries, Brunei appears to be extremely environmentally conscious. More

September 14, 2010
Labor unrest in Asia’s garment sector
This week garment workers in Cambodia are on strike, at least 30 percent of them, to protest the wage increase that was raised by US$5 in July to $61 a month. The workers want $93 a month. More

September 13, 2010
Good news, bad news from Thailand
There are 10 countries in the Asean community: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore Thailand and Vietnam. More

September 12, 2010
These were the most significant stories in the Asean region during the week of: September 4- September 10: More

September 10, 2010
Thai-funded insurgency?
A report in today’s AseanAffairs News Update may bring a new twist to the ongoing separatist insurgency in the Thai provinces adjacent to the Malaysian border. More 

September 9, 2010
Thailand slips two positions in WEF rankings
Considering the events that have taken place in 2010 in Thailand , mainly the two-month red shirt protest, Thailand slipped only two points to 38th place from the 2009-2010 ranking of 36 on the World Economic Forum ‘s Annual Competitiveness Report . More

September 8, 2010
Investment in Asean blossoms
As the recovery of the United States economy is tepid and the Chinese economy slows down so as not to overheat, Asean countries are experiencing large capital inflows. More

September 7, 2010
Cambodian grows and develops
One of the 10 member countries of Asean, Cambodia doesn’t receive much international press. More

September 6, 2010
Human trafficking still an Asean issue
The recent news that a major human trafficking operation in the United States that had moved about 400 Thai people into the Unites States underlines the significance of the issue in Asean countries. More

September 5, 2010
These were the most significant news stories in the Asean community during the week of August 28- September 3 More

September 3, 2010
The Asean broadband divide
Ahead of an upcoming conference, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has issued its annual report on the penetration of broadband Internet service throughout the planet, highlighting the divide between developed and undeveloped countries . More

September 2, 2010
Climate change and other factors affect wheat supply
A month ago, agricultural expert M.R. Chandran said at Save Our Planet-Malaysia that “the days of cheap food are over.” More

September 1, 2010
Asean currencies are now “hard”
As economic problems still plague the western world, especially in the world’s largest economy, the United States, all of the values of currencies in the rest of the world are showing dramatic appreciations.  More

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