In defense of Lee Kuan Yew's Singapore
Lee Kuan Yew’s book “From Third World to First” provides a credible defense of Lee’s strategy for Singapore. But its future could be more problematic than it seemed 50 years ago, writes John West.
Duterte’s populist pivot away from the United States may not last, argues John West.
Philippines and global value chains
Philippine economics journalist, Rene E. Ofreneo, offers some interesting analysis of the Philippines' challenges for participating in global value chains.
The Rise of Duterte -- a book review
Richard Javad Heydarian's recent book, "The Rise of Duterte: a popular revolt against elite democracy", provides excellent insights into Philippine's turbulent politics, writes John West.
What made Singapore tick: Soft options and hard rules
To go from Third World to the top of the world, Singapore went for 'soft' options - like changing mindsets—and hard rules, such as the Land Acquisition Act, write Cecilia Tortajada and Asit K. Biswas.
ASEAN @ 50
ASEAN is still going strong at 50, writes Ambassador Anil Trigunayat.
China fractures ASEAN
ASEAN, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, represents Asia’s most successful effort at regional cooperation and integration But it is now being fractured by China, writes John West.
Debating the real cost of drinking water
Asit K. Biswas and Cecilia Tortajada argue that we need a real debate on the rights and responsibilities of consumers regarding water.
Too little, too late
Asit K. Biswas and Cecilia Tortajada explain why water pricing and management in Singapore needs to be more ambitious.
Light at the end of the corridor for Sabah
Sabah has long lagged behind other Malaysian states. However, an ambitious long-term development strategy is transforming the state’s infrastructure and improving skills to attract greater investment.
Indonesia’s West Papuans and China’s Tibetans
Indonesia’s West Papuans and China’s Tibetans share similar fates in that their hopes for independent nationhood were dashed by greedy big brothers, write John West.
Frost & Sullivan's GIL in Singapore,13 October 2016
Exploring the Future of Industries at Frost & Sullivan's Growth, Innovation and Leadership Asia Pacific Congress 2016 and Asia Pacific Best Practices Awards Singapore, 13 October 2016.
FROST & SULLIVAN'S GIL 2016 IN SINGAPORE, 13 OCTOBER
Book Your Calendar for Frost & Sullivan's GIL 2016 Singapore 13 October, 2016, Conrad Centennial, Singapore.
Indonesian Haze: A Way Ahead
Indonesia’s neighbors need to rethink their approach write Asit K. Biswas and Cecilia Tortajada.
Why ASEAN matters
ASEAN matters, for both its ten member countries and the global system. But today this important group stands at a crossroads, writes John West.
Portfolio Investment in Asia
Glen Robinson explores the relative performance of 5 exchanges in the region and as a benchmark, also explores 5 “western” exchanges, including Australia, over a 10-year period.
Emerging markets as investment targets
Glen Robinson has shared with us an overview of the Australia performance and attitude to the investment in developing markets in South East Asia.
Myanmar, the country of incredible change and opportunity
After 50 years under repressive authoritarian rule, Myanmar is now attempting to take its rightful place in the global economy. What are the opportunities for investors asks Glen Robinson?
Thailand’s military madness
Thailand’s 2014 military coup may have been the 20th since 1932. But this one was also fundamentally different, writes John West.
Philippines’ authoritarian nostalgia
The Philippines’ fiesta politics has drawn another wild card, in the form of its new President, Rodrigo Duterte, writes John West.
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