China is Overrated: Investing in ASEAN is Better

China is Overrated: Investing in ASEAN is Better

China went through a massive transformation after it began opening up in the late-1970s. It’s gone from being one of the poorest countries in Asia to the world’s second biggest economy and most important manufacturer. There was a time, not too long ago, when the...
Budget Airlines in ASEAN to Rule the Open Skies

Budget Airlines in ASEAN to Rule the Open Skies

Low-cost airlines have revolutionized the global air travel, bringing an end to the days of exorbitant prices and limited travel options. As the slogan of the world’s best budget airline says, AirAsia, “Now everyone can fly”. It seems like the slogan is true...
Is the AEC Doomed to Failure? Not Exactly

Is the AEC Doomed to Failure? Not Exactly

The start of 2016 marked a milestone for the ASEAN region with leaders coming together to implement the ASEAN Economic Community, or AEC. The community aims to unite Southeast Asia, turning the region into a single trading bloc. It will be similar to the European...
E-Commerce in ASEAN: Endless Challenges

E-Commerce in ASEAN: Endless Challenges

Southeast Asia lags behind the rest of the continent in e-commerce. Despite increased focus from the authorities, it will be some time before e-commerce in ASEAN reaches the level of other places in the region. The majority of ASEAN countries are doing poorly...