South East Asian Nations

Southeast Asian governments are tipped to implement a landmark charter containing a roadmap for turning the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) into an EU-style bloc. At their annual summit in Thailand last month, ASEAN leaders also are expected to sign a free trade agreement with Australia and New Zealand and to make a […]


Southeast Asian governments are tipped to implement a landmark charter containing a roadmap for turning the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) into an EU-style bloc. At their annual summit in Thailand last month, ASEAN leaders also are expected to sign a free trade agreement with Australia and New Zealand and to make a stand against“creeping protectionism” in the current downturn.