Here are seven steps the insurance industry in the ASEAN region can take to navigate disruption

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lutfey Siddiqi, Visiting Professor-in-Practice, London School of Economics and Political Science & Evelina Pietruschka, Chairperson, WanaArtha Life The current period of digital disruption is rightly described as a revolution – the Fourth Industrial Revolution – because of the scale […]

These Asian economies invested in their people – and it paid off

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alex Gray, Senior Writer, Formative Content Automation and malnutrition could create a global underclass and provoke unrest on a par with the Arab Spring. This isn’t the opening sentence of a dystopian novel, it’s the bleak picture painted […]

“As long as we work together through thick and thin, more benefits can be delivered to the people of Eurasia”, China’s Premier Li Keqiang highlights from ASEM in Brussels

The 12th ASEM (Asia-Europe-Meeting) Summit took place in Brussels on 18-19 October 2018, the first summit after ASEM enters its third decade. Fifty-one Eurasia leaders convened under the theme “Global Partners for Global Challenges”, which is definitely a contemporary theme given the global turbulences of our time. ASEM is the platform for dialogue between Asia and […]

“ASEM: Global Partners for Global Challenges”, a Sting Exclusive by China’s Ambassador to the EU

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and Head of Mission of the People’s Republic of China to the European Union, Mr Zhang Ming. The opinions expressed in this article belong to the distinguished writer. On 18 and 19 October, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang will join other leaders of ASEM […]

Asia’s plastic problem is choking the world’s oceans. Here’s how to fix it

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood Writer, Formative Content ASEAN member states are among the world’s biggest sources of plastic pollution. More than half of the plastic waste in the ocean comes from just five Asian countries: China, Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam […]

The ‘ASEAN way’: what it is, how it must change for the future

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Nazir Razak, Chairman, CIMB Group Holdings For more than half a century, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations has been a resilient force for peace, stability and diplomatic unity amid tremendous political, economic and social change across the […]

The cost of healthcare is rising in ASEAN. How can nations get the most for their money?

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Deborah Gildea, Head of Novartis Social Business, Asia There is an imminent crisis of healthcare spending in South-East Asia, according to a report by Solidance to be presented at the World Economic Forum on ASEAN. It suggests that […]

Trade, entrepreneurship and the future of ASEAN’s economy

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sushant Palakurthi Rao, Head of Global Partnerships, Agility As the World Economic Forum comes to Ha Noi for this year’s ASEAN meeting, we’re reminded of how far Viet Nam has come since the country first hosted the gathering […]

Here are four ways ASEAN can help entrepreneurs thrive – especially women

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alison Eskesen, Director, Asia Pacific, Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth ASEAN is leaving prosperity on the table. There is a stubborn gap in women’s labour force participation that threatens to derail wealth creation and squander its demographic […]

7 key challenges for the future of ASEAN – and how to solve them

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ishtiaq Pasha Mahmood, Associate Professor, National University of Singapore The ASEAN region, made up of Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Viet Nam, boasted a combined GDP of roughly $2.77 trillion as […]

3 reasons all countries should embrace the Global Compact for Migration

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Anne Gallagher, Independent Scholar and Legal Adviser to the United Nations and ASEAN, President of the International Catholic Migration Commission The Global Compact for Migration, which is expected to be adopted in December, is the first ever attempt […]

New study shows close link between GVCs participation and economic development

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. Participation in Global Value Chains (GVCs) can play an important role in a country’s development, however countries must reach a certain threshold in industrial competitiveness to be able to integrate GVCs. This is a key finding of a new report titled “The Global Value […]

The ASEAN Community sees the light: the genesis of a new powerful economic and political bloc and EU’s big opportunity

The global “trade gold rush” we analysed last week doesn’t seem to be limited to the European Union solely, but indeed it’s expanding on a larger scale around the globe. Already on 16 November during G20 Leaders Summit, where the Sting was the only Brussels-based EU media to attend and cover extensively the top world summit in […]

A Sting Exclusive: China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi on South China Sea issue at the ASEAN Regional Forum

Written speech made by Mr Wang Yi, Foreign Minister of the People’s Republic of China at the ASEAN Regional Forum on 06/08/2015 On 6 August local time, during the Foreign Ministers’ Meetings of the East Asia Summit (EAS) and ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF), the Philippine Foreign Minister attacked China on its South China Sea policy and […]

A Sting Exclusive: “Our ambition is by 2020 Indonesia to become an emerging power of World’s Maritime Access”, reveals the Chargé d’Affaires at the Embassy of Indonesia in Brussels, treating WEF, ASEAN and EU-Indonesia relations on the eve of the World Economic Forum East Asia 2015 in Jakarta

On the eve of the World Economic Forum East Asia 2015 the European Sting  hosted His Excellency Mr Ignacio Kristanyo Hardojo, Minister and Deputy Chief of the Indonesian Embassy to the European Union. Mr Kristanyo talked exclusively to the European Sting in Brussels on the importance of Jakarta being the host city this year of the […]

The European Parliament floating over the South China Sea

A group of European Parliament members, representing the House Delegation for South East Asia and the ASEAN countries (DASE), while visiting the Philippines last week said, they support the country’s move to refer territorial differences over the South China Sea to United Nations. Those differences involve six countries of the region the Philippines, China, Vietnam, […]