Domestic issues behind Indonesia’s stunted growth

• Editorial

Domestic issues behind Indonesia’s stunted growth

Indonesia has achieved almost 20 years of continuous economic growth. It navigated the 2008 global financial crisis with little difficulty, and effectively weathered the emerging market volatilities of 2018. It has also adjusted to the […]

Indonesia’s WSMEs: female entrepreneurship without a safety net

• Editorial

Indonesia’s WSMEs: female entrepreneurship without a safety net

Despite the substantial contribution women-led or -owned small and medium enterprises (WSMEs) make to the Indonesian economy, their aspirations are not effectively facilitated by policymakers. Three areas require greater attention: increasing the accessibility of information, […]

Due Diligence Vital as Vietnam’s SOE Sale Gathers Pace

• Editorial

Due Diligence Vital as Vietnam’s SOE Sale Gathers Pace

After 25 years of rhetoric about state-owned enterprise (SOE) reform in Vietnam it appears that there is finally some real progress. PetroVietnam, Vietnam Airlines, Vinatex (the textile conglomerate), and Saigon and Hanoi Alcohol Beer and […]

Rethink Needed: Thailand’s Migrant Worker Policy Debacle

Rethink Needed: Thailand’s Migrant Worker Policy Debacle

Since 2014 Thailand’s coup-led government has prioritised eliminating human trafficking, especially among migrant workers. This renewed attention has been in direct response to a storm of international criticism aimed at the poor working conditions suffered by migrant […]

Vietnam SOEs: Structural Reforms Still in Doubt

Vietnam SOEs: Structural Reforms Still in Doubt

Vietnam’s economy has shown resilience in the face of global headwinds. In 2016 Vietnam GDP growth was an estimated 6.2 per cent — higher than the larger Asean economies of Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand. This […]