By Guy Ledoux
Daily headlines in Southeast Asia speak about the region’s impressive economic achievements. More and more they also focus on security tensions, including those in the South China Sea.
By Cielito F. Habito
Forward-looking thinkers are already looking to 2030 even as people anticipate the coming of the Asean Economic Community (AEC) next year.
By Pablo S. Trillana III
The nation commemorates two historical events this month: the 116th anniversary of the declaration of Philippine independence on June 12 and the 153rd birth anniversary of Dr. Jose Rizal Thursday, June 19. The saga of Philippine nationhood connects the two with Rizal at the racial center.
By Peter Lacy
As delegates to this year’s World Economic Forum in Manila know, East Asia has the potential to become a powerful consumer economy. And yet, the emergence of a consumer economy in Asean, and East Asia generally, takes place against a very different backdrop than European, American and Japanese growth over the previous two centuries. This time, resources are scarcer.
By Ron Totton
“Leveraging growth for Equitable Progress”—this is the theme of the 23rd World Economic Forum on East Asia to be held May 21-23 in Manila. Looking at the individual words in the theme challenges us to revisit some of our most basic assumptions.