News Analysis - Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN)

  • ASEAN Terror & Economic Plans (January 16, 2007)
    Anxious to remain competitive against China and India, Southeast nations met in Philippines created a rules-based foundation for cooperation on economic, political, and terrorism policies along the lines of the European Union, but disagreed on Myanmar. <More>

  • Malaysia Invites Indian Investment (November 10, 2006)
    Malaysia inaugurated a representative office of the Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC) in Bangalore and invited further Indian investments to the 15 kilometer (km) wide and 50 km long special corridor dedicated to multimedia.<More>

  • China Pushing FTA (November 08, 2006)
    An important component in Chinese President Hu Jintao’s visit will be a push India to grant it a “market economy” status through a free trade agreement (FTA), something that most developed economies have so far refused.<More>

  • Impact of China’s Dam on NE & SE Asia (October 26, 2006)
    Reacting to recent media reports that China is planning to construct a dam across the Brahmaputra and divert 200 billion cubic meters of water into the Yellow River, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi notified Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on its impact.<More>

  • Malaysia Grants ‘Visa on Arrival’ (October 24, 2006)
    Malaysia announce a “visa on arrival” for Indians visiting Malaysia for tourism purposes entering the nation from “six different points of entry” to “spur intra-regional travel and bolster tourism” in a “Hassle-free environment.” <More>

  • Govt Proposes MNC Audit (September, 06 2006)
    A senior Finance Ministry official said that India is thinking of starting joint audits for multi-nationals (MNCs) operating in India and the ASEAN region to ensure that the balance sheets match those of their annual statements.<More>

  • ASEAN Unified Market by 2015 (August 28, 2006)
    To stave off competition from India and China, Economic Ministers of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) adopted urgent measures and advanced deadlines to develop a unified and integrated market by 2015<More>

  • ASEAN Suspends FTA (July 28, 2006)
    Malaysia’s Trade Minister was quoted saying that the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has suspended free-trade talks with India because New Delhi is demanding that 850 goods it imports from South East Asia to be excluded from the list.<More>

  • Bangladesh Joins ARF (July 28, 2006)
    The 13th ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) meeting in Kuala Lumpur will see Bangladesh included as its 26th member led by Foreign Minister Morshed Khan to strengthen participation in the group.<More>

  • India-ASEAN FTA Talks Stalled (June 21, 2006)
    Negotiations between India and ASEAN over the proposed Free Trade Agreement (FTA) appear to be deadlocked over ASEAN’s demand that India prune down its list to only 60 items on which it will offer no tariff cuts.<More>

  • India Not Part of Asian Currency Unit  (March 27, 2006)
    Despite the size, growth, and potential of their economies, India, Australia and New Zealand will not be part of an Asian Currency Unit (ACU) being created by for ASEAN countries but will include China, Japan, and South Korea. <More>

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