Inspired by the political change in the country, many Burmese are returning to Myanmar to help develop their motherland. WORDS BY ATE HOEKSTRA
Vietnam’s proposed free trade agreement with the EU and the Trans-Pacific Partnership may be designed to encourage trade, but the country’s workforce could also reap benefits from the recent raft of diplomacy. BY ATE HOEKSTRA.
As Cambodia’s dry season gets into full swing, farmers across the country are suffering from the crippling droughts that has seen many lose two rice harvests, with the worst yet to come. BY MARISSA CARRUTHERS
A huge and rapidly growing middle class in Southeast Asia is beginning to reshape the region’s economic foundations but also carries new challenges. BY CHRISTIAN VITS.
The IMF forecast for Cambodia makes good reading for the country’s policy makers, though it is not without its caveats. BY JESSICA SANDER
With an overwhelming mandate for change, Myanmar’s Lady faces the daunting challenge of managing expectations while appeasing the country’s still powerful military. BY DANIEL DE CARTERET
A new economic bloc promises much for ASEAN’s member states, but is the region still beset by problems of the past? BY LUKE HUNT
As Cambodia sets out its agenda to shift its economic focus into new realms, there is a drive to promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) across the country to bridge the skills gap. BY MARISSA CARRUTHERS
Despite being a sleepy riverside town, there’s plenty to keep visitors entertained in southern Cambodian Kampot. By Marissa Carruthers
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” The words of Nelson Mandela not myself, though I share the sentiments. And in a region that is changing as rapidly as ASEAN, education is an essential tool to ensure the benefits of economic growth are shared amongst its 600 million…