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NOV-DEC 2008 !  Vol.2 No.4

 

 
 
 
INSIDE - OUT

12 ASEAN
Welcome to Asean’s Ambassadors’ Club

16 BRUNEI
Making Inroads into Oil-Rich Sultanate

18 CAMBODIA
Of Dams and the Damning Report

20 LAOS
Building the Battery of Mekong

22 MYANMAR
Junta Takes on Dissidents in Cyberspace

24 INDONESIA
Graft Fighters and the Kleptocrat Obama’s school.

26 MALAYSIA
US Fallout Fuels Recession Fears

28 PHILIPPINES
President Arroyo: Is She Immune to Impeachments?

30 SINGAPORE
The Lees and Libel Suits

32 THAILAND
Spicy Samak and his Recipe for Disaster

 

34 VIETNAM
Selling Like Hotcakes: Crocodile and Catfish

 
 

Government Agencies
82 International Enterprise (IE) Singapore

Book Review
83 Essentials of Services marketing
Dr Jochen Wirtz and others

84 Asean in Figures

85 Asean Events

86 Asean Bazaar

Cover Story
46 THE CURSE OF FUEL SUBSIDIES
The days of cheap petrol are over. Countries across Southeast Asia are learning to live with the hike-prone oil, thanks to the oil price bubble that burst.

 


Asean Traveller
58 "DR.STEM CELLS"
An interview with Don Margolis, the US stem cell pioneer who 'gets to the market' in Thailand.

Beyond Asean
INDIA’S CENTURY
62 INDIA’S ENGAGEMENT WITH ASEAN
Exclusive Interviews:
Pranab Mukherjee, Minister of External Affairs, and Kamal Nath, Minister of Commerce and Industry, India.Fast-growing India is on the verge of implementing the free trade deal early next with brave new Asean, and there are good reasons behind the expectations for the ties to flourish. 

Special Report:
68 INSIDE INDIA:
THE FUTURE OF COALITION POLITICS

Sunil Shastri, the son of former Indian Prime Minister, looks beyond the present state of politics in India.

Trade& Investment
72 WHERE TO GROW YOUR WEALTH
THE CRASH!
Grap Opportunities in Asia
Go to where the credit crisis cannot reach.Rohit Bajoria explains why India remains a paradise for investors.

Asean Talk
42 BUILDING A LEGAL BASIS FOR ASEAN
Exclusive Interview
Scot Marciel, US Ambassador for Asean Affairs and Deputy Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs
Asean’s first ever envoy among the key trade partners recaps the experience in the region and argues why Asean has been and will be an important partner for the US.

 

From the Editor
10 Bailouts in Asean, No More

Manoeuvre
40 THE YEAR OF THE CHARTERS
The controversies and hypocrisies behind the move to create a legal identity for Asean, amend the constitution in Thailand or call the referendum in Myanmar.

Asean Traveller
52 THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING FIRST
Mikhail Tsyganov’s first-hand account of his latest trip to the mud volcano called Lusi in E. Java turned out to be an adventure in contradictions.

Asean Hotline
57 Holistic Health

60 Eating for Maximum Health
Dr David Wong tells you how.

60 Asean Astro

Focus
69 India-Asean Economic Cooperation
Tulus Tambunan takes a look at how the ties are growing and where the two-way trade is heading.

Featured Company
71 Charoen Pokphand

Asean Auto
74 Mission Impossible
Automotive exports were blessings in disguise for Thailand during the Asian Financial Crisis. Can there be a repeat of this?
 

Industry Briefs
76 Golfing tourism in Cambodia, Asean’s biggest budget airline may go private, Vietnam's Logistics companies may have missed the growth train, Krakatau Steel spurns investor Arcelor Mittal and more...

 
 

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