Malaysia more receptive to Asean Economic Community

21 August 2014

Source: The Star Malaysia is ahead of its neighbours in preparing for the implementation of the Asean Economic Community (AEC). International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed said that Malaysia had completed 80% of the measures set out for the integration into the AEC framework, ahead of the region’s average progress of 72.2%. […]

Asian Nations Rank High on Global Innovation Index

18 August 2014

Source: Asia Briefing Singapore and Hong Kong have ranked among the top 10 in the 2014 Global Innovation Index, sponsored by Cornell University, INSEAD and the UN’s World Intellectual Property Organization. In the ranking of innovative capabilities and progress of 143 economies, Singapore is the seventh highest in the world; Hong Kong places 10th, South […]

When the pressure is on, Asean falls apart

12 August 2014

Source: The Nation The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) badly needs to pay more attention to new challenges in the security landscape of both this and more far-flung regions of the globe, addressing them with intensive collective discussion. Though a few commercial airliners have been shot down over the past decades, the downing in […]