Trade

India – ASEAN relations: lurking potentiality

India’s ‘Look East policy’ of the 1990s to cultivate deeper integrated economic ties with Southeast Asia transformed into the ‘Act East policy’ of 2014 to demonstrate a strategic shift in the region from an ‘Asia-Pacific’ dominated narrative to the ‘Indo-Pacific’ paradigm. ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations), is in the centrality of the Indo-Pacific region…

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India – ASEAN relations: lurking potentiality

The decade of EU-ASEAN partnership

The European Union (EU) and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) are the leading regional organizations on the planet that enshrine the values of free trade and cross-border cooperation. Both are highly organized, connected, and coordinated, based on a network of bi-lateral and multi-lateral agreements, dispute resolution mechanisms, and reliable communication channels.  The recently…

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The decade of EU-ASEAN partnership

The key ingredients for Vietnam’s economic success

In spite of the global slow down, Vietnam has managed to register an impressive growth rate of  7.02% for the year 2019, according to government estimates. The Southeast Asian nation had surpassed 7% even in 2018 (it grew at 7.08%). It would be fair to say that amongst emerging economies, it certainly is a star performer along with the South Asian nation of…

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The key ingredients for Vietnam’s economic success