Wanted: One Brave Step - ASEAN reluctance to share affluence and wealth

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January 15, 2015

2015 will be an important landmark year for ASEAN, with two key regional integration agreements due to become reality. Ostensibly, they will make the environment for doing business in Asia much more stream lined — and less costly. But while ASEAN’s FTAs may be harmonised, ambitions for an ASEAN Economic Community are proving harder to realise . . .