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What the Federal Reserve’s Rate Hikes Mean for Southeast Asia
June 21, 2022

What the Federal Reserve’s Rate Hikes Mean for Southeast Asia

By James Guild
Despite some short-term pain, most of the region's economies should be in relatively sound position to ride out the Fed's monetary tightening.

Inflation: The Threat to ASEAN Economic Recovery in 2022 and Beyond
June 20, 2022

Inflation: The Threat to ASEAN Economic Recovery in 2022 and Beyond

By Sithanonxay Suvannaphakdy
Rising food and energy prices are set to weaken economic growth by reducing real private consumption and investment.
Why Protectionism is Rattling Markets in Southeast Asia
June 15, 2022

Why Protectionism is Rattling Markets in Southeast Asia

By James Guild
A supply squeeze has led to a spate of state interventions to control the prices of basic goods, but the inflation crisis is unlikely to be prolonged.

Can Sustainable Finance Make a Difference in Southeast Asia?
April 12, 2022

Can Sustainable Finance Make a Difference in Southeast Asia?

By James Guild
A lot hinges on exactly what is meant by the term "sustainable."

How the Russian Invasion of Ukraine Might Impact ASEAN Economies
March 08, 2022

How the Russian Invasion of Ukraine Might Impact ASEAN Economies

By James Guild
While the economic fallout from the war and ensuing sanctions is hard to predict, it is likely to be significant.

COVID-19 Has Resulted in Massive Southeast Asian Job Losses
August 13, 2021

COVID-19 Has Resulted in Massive Southeast Asian Job Losses

By Sebastian Strangio
According to the International Labor Organization, pandemic-induced job losses will continue to drag down the region's economies until well into 2022.

Why ASEAN Needs to Reduce Its Non-Tariff Measures on Agri-Food Imports
July 02, 2021

Why ASEAN Needs to Reduce Its Non-Tariff Measures on Agri-Food Imports

By Sithanonxay Suvannaphakdy and Neo Guo Wei Kevin
Streamlining non-tariff barriers to reduce the regulatory burden on businesses remains a key priority for the region’s recovery from COVID-19.
Southeast Asia’s Emerging Markets, Post-Pandemic
March 17, 2021

Southeast Asia’s Emerging Markets, Post-Pandemic

By Luke Hunt
A conversation with the financial analyst David Totten.

Low Rates Are Pushing US Capital Into Southeast Asia. What Happens When Rates Go Up?
January 19, 2021

Low Rates Are Pushing US Capital Into Southeast Asia. What Happens When Rates Go Up?

By James Guild
For emerging markets, foreign capital inflows can spur growth – but they are also a potential source of volatility.

COVID-19 Recovery Dominates Weekend of Asian Summits
November 16, 2020

COVID-19 Recovery Dominates Weekend of Asian Summits

By Sebastian Strangio
Recovery from the pandemic and its economic effects has become an arena for strategic competition in Southeast Asia.

Southeast Asian Nations Mull ASEAN-Wide Travel Bubble
November 13, 2020

Southeast Asian Nations Mull ASEAN-Wide Travel Bubble

By Sebastian Strangio
The plan marks an important first step back toward normalcy, but the timeline might be overly ambitious.
In Southeast Asia, COVID-19 Speeds Transition to Digital Technologies
November 11, 2020

In Southeast Asia, COVID-19 Speeds Transition to Digital Technologies

By Sebastian Strangio
A new report into the region's digital economy shows the dramatic effects that the pandemic has had on daily life.

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