From MDGs to SDGs: Food Security in ASEAN BY ARAYA THONGSAME In September 2000, 189 member countries of United Nations including the ASEAN states endorsed the Millennium Declaration as a roadmap to achieve eight time-bound goals, also known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015 in order to build a world of prosperity and equality […]
Rise of the US Federal Reserve’s Interest Rate BY GOH YEOW CHONG The historic rate rise On 16 December 2015, the US Federal Reserve (Fed) raised its benchmark interest rate to 0.25%, ending seven years of zero percent interest rates since the financial crisis began in 2008. Ending the last relic of the financial crisis […]
Gender Equality in ASEAN: Lesson from the Philippines and the Road Ahead BY ARAYA THONGSAME 2015 marks a milestone of the ten ASEAN countries in regional integration with the “ASEAN Economic Community” which upholds the mutual commitment and cooperation on three pillars; political-security, economy and socio-cultural to strengthen regional capacity and growth. Besides, 2015 also marks […]
Domestic Problem, Global Effects BY JIAJENE LEE Introduction Forest fires in Indonesia have haunted the nation for over two decades, causing massive destruction in their wake. NASA’s Global Fire Emissions Database (GFED) estimated that the fires have released the equivalent of 1.75 billion metric tons of CO2 into the atmosphere until 16 November 2015, far […]
A look into tourism in ASEAN, and how we can optimize this sector for growth BY EUGENE CHONG Overview Tourism accounts for roughly 4.6% of ASEAN GDP and 10.9% when taking into account all indirect contributions. It provides jobs for 9.3 million people, 3.2% of total employment, and indirectly supports approximately 25 million jobs (World […]
Guess which country is the top exporter for coconuts, Brazilian nuts, cashew and pepper?
Heard of the Little Red Dot? Singapore is one of the smallest countries in the world, but it is also known for its economic performance. Check out more about rankings and facts about Singapore here.
After over a decade long wait, Thailand managed to place their hands on the AFF Championship trophy for the first time in 12 years, despite losing the final match of the tournament to Malaysia. Thailand won on aggregate score of 4-3, despite losing the 2nd leg of the tournament final by 3-2 to Malaysia. Nevertheless, […]
Fun fact of the day: 140 characters on Twitter is not enough for the official name of the Sultan of Brunei. Check out other facts of Brunei Darusssalam.
Did you know that Indonesia has 400 active volcanoes? That is more active volcanoes than anywhere in the world. Learn more about Indonesia’s demography and geography.