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    Chandran Nair, "After 50 years of progress, it's time for ASEAN's next economic revolution"

    World Economic Forum - 10 May 2017

    Emmanuel Macron’s victory in France will reignite interest in regional integration. In the Western world, we think of the EU, but in this short (5-6 min read) piece, the founder of the Global Institute for Tomorrow reminds us that there is another, larger regional union.  ASEAN constitutes a group of 10 member states with a combined GDP of $2.6 trillion (2014) and a population almost twice that of the EU, soon expected to reach about 800 million. The article neatly delineates ASEAN’s achievements and challenges.

    Published in Weekly selection 12 May 2017

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  • ECONOMICS, Asia, Technology, Innovation, Internet

    Chandran Nair, "Why talk up the tech revolution when Asia’s problems are largely pre-industrial?"

    GIFT - 24 Aug 2016

    The founder and chairman of the Global Institute for Tomorrow invites us to pause and question the “extraordinary bluff of tech disruptive progress in the developing world”. He calls for a reality check based on the admission that much of the world still lives in a pre-industrial state. Despite having access to a smart device, they have yet to secure access to their basic needs (reads in 6-9 min). 

    Published in Weekly selection 26 August 2016

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    Jean-Pierre Lehmann, "It’s not just the markets, all of Asia is in turmoil"

    IMD Real Learning - 20 Oct 2015

    The IMD Emeritus professor (who teaches a lot in Asia) claims that the Asian miracle is fading and that the continent is in dire need of reform. The past economic performance has been impressive, but it is now being hampered by the weakness of its institutional foundations and legal systems. Also, the economic fragilities and the geopolitical uncertainties are currently exacerbating each other. 

    Published in Weekly selection 24 October 2015

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