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Three paths to sustained economic growth in Southeast Asia

November 2014—Southeast Asia could increase productivity and create billions in economic value by 2030, a new McKinsey Global Institute report explains.

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The keys to succeeding in ASEAN

October 2014—In this interview and accompanying video, Michael Zink, Citi’s head of ASEAN and country officer for Singapore, says financial institutions will succeed by focusing on what’s practical and achievable.more

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ASEAN: Toward a common voice

September 2014—A united geopolitical voice would give the Association of Southeast Asian Nations a bigger global role, says Simon Tay, the chairman of the Singapore Institute of International Affairs. In a related video, the CEO of GE ASEAN, Stuart Dean, explains the company’s approach to the region.more

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Understanding ASEAN: Seven things you need to know

May 2014—Southeast Asia is one of the world’s fastest-growing markets—and one of the least well known.more

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Tony Fernandes on driving ASEAN entrepreneurship

August 2014—The founder and CEO of AirAsia discusses Southeast Asia’s tremendous opportunities—and significant challenges.more

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More bank for your IT buck

June 2014—Asia-Pacific’s mature- and emerging-market banks differ in many ways, but most have one thing in common: they urgently need to improve their IT operating models.more

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ASEAN: The way forward

May 2014—In this essay, the dean of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, Kishore Mahbubani, and colleague Rhoda Severino argue that ASEAN’s achievements mask significant challenges.more

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Reverse the curse: Maximizing the potential of resource-driven economies

December 2013—In 20 years, almost half of the world’s countries could depend on their resource endowments for growth. These economies have a huge opportunity to transform their prospects, and a new model could help governments capture the coming resource windfall instead of squandering it.more

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Ten quick steps to unlocking tax-revenue collection in rapidly growing markets

July 2013—Fast-growing economies that don’t strengthen their tax administrations miss a chance to create long-term fiscal stability. Some initiatives can deliver positive results within a year.more

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