AEC 2015 - updates

Rappler's latest stories on AEC 2015


Business in PH: The winners and losers in 2015

Dec 21, 2015 - 12:45 AM

With big ticket events like the visit of Pope Francis and the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit there were business sectors that gained and lost in 2015

SET TO LEAD. The Philippine economy is ready for take-off and the country needs a leader who continue reforms, implement inclusive growth initiatives and inspire the nation to be united in moving forward

Rappler, AIM team up to raise awareness on ASEAN integration

Jun 19, 2015 - 10:15 AM

Rappler and AIM will work on a series of stories to explain to readers how ASEAN integration will affect them

TEAMING UP. From left to write, AIM's Dr Federico Macaranas and Dr Jikyeong Kang, and Rappler's Maria Ressa and Glenda Gloria sign a Memorandum of Understanding to publish content on ASEAN integration. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Aquino to businessmen: 'You ain’t seen nothing yet'

Mar 24, 2015 - 1:31 PM

President Benigno Aquino III encourages investors to put their money in the Philippines as he vows to sustain the country s economic growth momentum

BRIGHT FUTURE. President Benigno Aquino III says the progress of the Philippine economy so far is just the beginning of more to come. Malacañang Photo Bureau

ASEAN integration: More jobs, wider inequality

Aug 21, 2014 - 8:59 AM

Inequality and labor issues could worsen under the ASEAN Economic Community unless countries started taking decisive action a study by the International Labor Organization and the Asian Development Bank says

Will Indonesia be competitive in an integrated ASEAN?

Jun 18, 2014 - 1:45 PM

There are worries that Indonesia – the largest market in the region with a population of 250 million – would remain a target instead of a strong player

COMPETITIVE? An Indonesian rides a motorbike past containers at the Tanjung Priok Port in Jakarta, Indonesia, in this 2012 file photo. Photo by Bagus Indahono/EPA

Spooking investors? Indonesia's Jokowi tackles ASEAN integration

Jun 16, 2014 - 12:43 PM

We are open but what is paramount is to protect our national economy leading presidential bet Joko Widodo says in a debate

FRIENDLY DEBATE. Presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto (R) talks to his contender Joko Widodo (L) shortly after a debate in Jakarta on June 15, 2014. Indonesia will hold its presidential election on July 9, 2014. Photo by Adi Weda/ EPA

What one ASEAN community means for business

Jun 05, 2014 - 3:12 PM

The tycoons narrow it down to one problem: the struggle of dealing with vested interests masquerading as national interests

Australian investors on AEC 2015

Apr 08, 2014 - 11:12 AM

What seems clear is that there is significant interest in the potential of the ASEAN Economic Community and that if issues are addressed investors from Australia and other parts of the world will come

Australian business round table. Peter Kerr, NSW director for Asialink is at left.