Is Ahok Still the Best Choice for Jakarta?

5 December, 2016
By Dr. Bambang Irawan | 5 December 2016

President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) recently spoke before an audience of CEOs of 100 publicly listed companies. The key message was ‘optimism.’ He assured the market that despite the current unsupportive global economic conditions and

Trump’s economic proposals raise many anxieties

1 December, 2016
By Dr. Bambang Irawan | 1 December 2016

Donald Trump’s surprising win of the US Presidential Election on 8 November 2016 has triggered mostly negative responses and reactions from across the globe. Tan Sri Dr. Munir Majid, Chairman of CARI, has pointed

China’s emerging two-tier labour market

22 September, 2014
By Pauline Loong | 22 September 2014

China is at that turning point in all developing economies when the labour supply changes from virtually unlimited to scarce. But it us not facing a classic Lewisian turning point. Wrenching dislocations from abrupt

ASEAN in 2013: Enter Brunei

5 March, 2013
By Chayut Setboonsarng

Many challenges lie ahead of ASEAN in the next year. Security concerns will be characterised by heightened tensions in the South China Sea as the dispute continues unresolved. China has not been shy in

Multilateralism is the Key for ASEANs Success

26 February, 2013
By Chayut Setboonsarng

The induction of China’s Fifth Generation of leaders has observers around the world anticipating how the Xi-Li administration will settle and what effect their new policies will have. For ASEAN, it is likely that

ASEAN talks fail, no joint statement

19 December, 2012
By Angela Goh

For the first time in the history of ASEAN, it has failed to reach a consensus on a joint communiqué at the 45th ASEAN Foreign Minister’s Meeting in Phnom Penh, according to media reports.