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Regional Outlook

Southeast Asia 2010-2011

Michael J Montesano and Lee Poh Onn

Publication Year: 2010

Launched in 1992, Regional Outlook is an annual publication of the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, published every January. Designed for the busy executive, professional, diplomat, journalist, or interested observer, Regional Outlook aims to provide a succinct analysis of current political and economic trends shaping the region, and the outlook for the forthcoming two years. This forward-looking book contains focused political commentaries and economic forecasts on all ten countries in Southeast Asia, as well as a select number of topical pieces of significance to the region.

Published by: ISEAS–Yusof Ishak Institute


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pp. 1-3

Title Page, Copyright

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pp. 4-5


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pp. v-vi

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pp. vii-viii

This nineteenth annual edition of Regional Outlook continues the tradition of the series in reviewing the political and economic trends likely to inform developments in Southeast Asia in the near-term future. With its brief and accessible, but rigorous and well-informed, analyses of the region, it is a unique resource for readers interested in ASEAN ...

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pp. ix-xvi

It has grown common in recent decades to hear veteran journalists in Southeast Asia bemoan their editors’ nearly exclusive interest in economic stories. These veterans chafe at the past quarter-century’s focus on the region’s successful economies, impressive rates of growth and maturing financial markets. ...

Political Outlook

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Southeast Asia’s Security and Political Outlook

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pp. 3-19

The increasing frequency with which natural disasters have recently struck Southeast Asia — in 2009 earthquakes and tropical storms resulted in thousands of deaths and in severe displacement in Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam, and other parts of the region — has sharpened ASEAN’s focus on non-traditional security (NTS) challenges. ...

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The ASEAN-10

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pp. 20-62

As the most stable, predictable and wealthy of the Southeast Asian states, Brunei Darussalam is in no hurry to change the status quo. This generalization applies to the governmental apparatus as well as the peoples’ attitudes. The next few years will see continuity in present policies and processes, ...

Economic Outlook

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Regional Economic Outlook

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pp. 65-96

Southeast Asia has been at the mercy of the global financial and economic crisis, generated from the United States and United Kingdom, for the most of 2009. While it was not directly hit by the liquidity crunch, it did get affected by the collapse of demand for Southeast Asia’s exports. ...

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The ASEAN-10

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pp. 97-170

Brunei Darussalam’s economic growth prospects in 2010 and 2011 will be slightly better than that in 2009. In 2009, real GDP is expected to grow by only 0.2 per cent. This is because of the global slowdown and lower energy prices. ...

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The Contributors

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pp. 171-173

Patricio Abinales is Professor in the Division of Economics and Political Dynamics of the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University. He contributed the country section on the Philippines. ...

E-ISBN-13: 9789814279543
Print-ISBN-13: 9789814279536

Page Count: 173
Publication Year: 2010

Edition: 1