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VIETNAM’S MARKET ECONOMY DRIVE
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January - February 2010
CONTENT • ASEAN ENVIRONMENT
• SPECIAL FEATURE • ASEAN INVESTMENT
ASEAN TALK • ASEAN TRAVELLER
• EU PERSPECTIVE • BOOK REVIEW
• HORASIS ANNUAL MEETING • BEYONDASEAN
• 5th ASIA ECONOMIC SUMMIT • PHILANTHROPY
• OPINION BAYER THAI Co.,Ltd.
• SPIRITUALLY SPEAKING • THE GANNON GROUP

The High Cost of Market Economy Label It has fascinated Vietnam watchers, particularly those from the West, to discover the metamorphosis of the country transforming itself from a closed political system into an aspiring market economy.

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Through the Lens of ‘Simplicity’

Introducing Bhutan’s Gross National Happiness:
Development Guided by Human Values

Modernisation and political change have raised the individual’s freedom, but it has also led to a less desirable and unconscious freeing of the individual from his obligations to society and the greater good, said HM the King of Bhutan in a lecture last December. 
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AseanTalk
SIZE MATTERS FOR ASEAN
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) entered the year 2010 with the launches of multiple FTAs as the first of the five-year countdown to the Asean Economic Community, or the single market, in 2015 started. 
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EU Perspective

Europe has a telephone number – but can it answer the calls?
The pro and con camps remain irreconcilable until a nine-year long frustrating struggle came finally to an end on December 1, 2009: the Treaty of Lisbon, better known as the EU Reform Treaty, entered into force, wrote Dr. Hanns Schumacher, the Ambassador of Germany to Thailand.
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Horasis Annual Meeting
STRATEGIES TO OVERCOME THE GLOBAL ECONOMIC CRISIS
The inaugural Horasis Annual Meeting, held at a critical time, provided the platform for the world to discuss the implications of the global economic crisis and to shape the post-crisis environment.
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SPIRITUALLY SPEAKING
Is The God of the Bible and The Koran One and The Same? (Part 1)
Dr. Fikre Tolossa, an Ethiopian poet-playwright, educator and movie-maker with many published and unpublished books and articles, explores as he takes to the track that is less beaten.
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Philanthropy
EMPOWERING THE DREAM 
Ambassador Barry Gusi, who created the Gusi Peace Prize, talks to AseanAffairs about what is often called the Nobel Prize of Asia, and its origins, progress and vision.
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Featured Companies
Bayer Thai Company Limited 

and The GANNON Group 
AseanAffairs presents interviews with Dominikus Von Pescatore, Senior Bayer Representative of Bayer Thai Co., Ltd., and Walter Blocker, CEO of GANNON Group, one of the oldest and most well-established private companies operating in Vietnam.
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IN TOP GEAR:
VIETNAM’S MARKET ECONOMY DRIVE

The High Cost of Market Economy Label
It has fascinated Vietnam watchers, particularly those from the West, to discover the metamorphosis of the country transforming itself from a closed political system into an aspiring market economy.
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Asean Environment
The mountain laboured and brought forth a mouse
Seldom has an international conference been met with such high hopes and great expectations and rarely have its results been met with such unanimous criticism, noted Dr Michael Nobel, on the Cop15 meeting.
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Asean Investment
PUTTING YOUR MONEY IN ASEAN 
Asean is More than Just Cheap Labour
In his interview with AseanAffairs, Turan Caglayan, First Vice President and Head of New Business Asia, of DEG – German Investment and Development Company, shares his impressions of the 10-nation bloc, among others, the strength and weaknesses as an investment destination for German businesses.
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Asean Traveller
Conquering the Mountain of Fire
Literally meaning "Mountain of Fire", Mount Merapi has erupted 68 times since 1548, and remains active and keeps fascinating trekkers and hikers from around the world.
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Book Review
“BOARDROOM SECRETS”
DR. ARGÜDEN REVEALS THE SECRETS TO BETTER GOVERNANCE IN HIS NEW BOOK

Palgrave Macmillan has just published “Boardroom Secrets: Corporate Governance for Quality of Life” by Dr. Argüden, Chairman of ARGE Consulting, a leading strategy boutique based in Istanbul, and investment bank Rothschild in Istanbul. Sample

Opinion
“…and to the Banana Republic
for which it stands….”

The US dollar as the world’s reserve currency is in peril as it steadily falls in the wake of perpetual printing by The Fed to fund illegitimate wars and lifestyles of excess … wrote an anonymous American. Sample

BeyondAsean
OPEN FOR BUSINESS
The implications of Asean-China FTA
After almost ten years in the making, Asean and China launched their free trade area on January 1, 2010. The sheer size of this FTA behemoth  belies the highly disparate responses it has attracted.
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Asean in Figures

Asean Events

Asean Bazaar

 

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