Strong trade and investment interest- The ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) was launched in December 2015 and aims to achieve a single market and production base, a highly competitive[...]
Current Account and Fiscal Balance across ASEAN-[...]
Greater allocation to infrastructure- The National Budget 2017 was crafted in order to make the Philippines an attractive economy for both domestic and foreign investors, and to pr[...]
Debt Scenario in the Philippines-[...]
Experience with sukuk financing in infrastructure- The infrastructure investment requirement (including real estate) of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations region between 20[...]
ASEAN Private Participation and Cross-border M&A[...]
Indonesia’s 2016-17 budget focuses on cautious economic expansion- Assuming an expansionary fiscal policy stance, the Indonesian government has formulated the budget for 2017 to la[...]
Indonesia’s Draft Budget 2016-17[...]
PPP projects in the Philippines- Like its Asia-Pacific neighbours, the Philippines needs to both build new infrastructure and renovate its existing infrastructure but lacks the fin[...]
Slow progress in Myanmar’s banking sector- Banking in Myanmar is not easy. Being a cash-based economy, banks are not nearly as involved in commercial transactions as in most other [...]