Measuring the impact of Covid-19 on economic growth in ASEAN

Several weeks of strict lockdowns or the combined effect of the COVID-19 outbreak and the social distancing measures have triggered an economic recession. But which ASEAN economies have been severely hit by COVID-19?

How effective are the implemented stimulus packages in Asean?

All Asean countries are still fighting the coronavirus and there is no sign that the virus will disappear soon. The extent of the impact on ASEAN economies depends on how effectively the outbreak is contained. In this column I argue that the public health containment measures can cause a...

How can tariff reduction under RCEP reduce Asean's exports?

Free trade agreement (FTA) generates both winners and losers, and the formation of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is no exception. This column argues that tariff reduction under RCEP is likely to reduce ASEAN’s exports as it will erode trade preferences of ASEAN granted...