Asian Economies

The ASEAN region is the world’s economic dark horse. Here’s why

To achieve its vast economic potential, ASEAN is leveraging its demographic strength and promoting inclusivity as a catalyst for innovation When looking at drivers of economic growth, ASEAN is a region sometimes overlooked for its potential and overshadowed by economic powerhouses such as China and the United States. Yet in recent years, ASEAN has emerged … Read more

Ties That Bind: BIMP-EAGA and IMT-GT Are Vital Building Blocks for ASEAN

On 11 May, the Brunei Darussalam–Indonesia–Malaysia–Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA) and the Indonesia–Malaysia–Thailand Growth Triangle (IMT-GT) held their respective leaders’ summits in Labuan Bajo, Indonesia, along the sidelines of the ASEAN Summit. ADB President Masatsugu Asakawa joined the leaders at both summits, where they reviewed the gains made in recent years despite COVID-19 and … Read more
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