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Originally published in The Edge Malaysia, 19 – 25 March 2018 edition. ASEAN-EU relations are of a special quality in international relations as they bring together two of the most advanced regional integration mechanisms
Loong on China: Chinese investment: ASEAN’s strong hand Originally published in TheEdge Malaysia, 25th – 31st December edition. China’s Belt-Road programme is breath-taking in its ambitious vision of how the world’s economic and financial
Advancing ASEAN in the Digital Age Originally published in The Edge Malaysia, 20th – 26th October edition. As we celebrate ASEAN’s 50th anniversary, the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) has dawned upon us, with technologies
Loong on China: China’s Party Congress – Should ASEAN care? Originally published in The Edge Malaysia, 30th October edition. The Chinese Communist Party has confirmed a second term for President Xi Jinping as its
Originally published in The Edge Malaysia, 2nd October 2017 edition. Germany’s national elections looked like a boring affair for many months. Angela Merkel’s record-equalling fourth term as chancellor was taken for granted. Her party – the
The inflation conundrum In recent months, we have been observing a rise in growth with low inflation numbers. The puzzle is that inflation remains tepid amid rising growth with labor markets near full employment.
Originally published in The Edge Malaysia, 28th August edition. China has always been about big sexy numbers. Its people account for a fifth of humanity. Its foreign exchange reserves are the largest in the
Originally published in The Edge Malaysia, 24th July edition. Observers of the development of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) recognise the key strengths that make ASEAN a dynamic economic region. ASEAN is
Summary: Britain is now a partner of doubtful value to China. Not only has it lost its status as gateway to the huge EU market, its government is now hampered by a loss of