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If ASEAN, with its 10 countries comprising 630 million people (or 9% of the world's population), were one economy it would now rank as the world's sixth largest. This speaks to both its progress – since its humble beginning in 1967 – and its potential

The 2025 ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) blueprint, and the corresponding 2025 ASEAN Capital Markets Vision have already set ambitious goals for ASEAN’s future. They strive for a more integrated, innovative and inclusive region. But can ASEAN achieve these goals? If so, how? And to what purpose, for today's organisations and institutions?

These are the complex questions our “Reimagining ASEAN” series seeks to answer. Bringing together leading thinkers, policymakers, corporates, and innovators – based within ASEAN and outside – we explore where ASEAN is in the areas of trade, payments and FX, capital markets, and digitalisation. What is ASEAN’s progress to date? What potential barriers still remain? And most importantly, how can ASEAN accelerate progress and unlock its true potential?

Why should we bother to reimagine ASEAN? What does an integrated ASEAN mean for Asia and the rest of the world? Boon-Hiong Chan, Head of Market Advocacy APAC, and lead of “Reimagining ASEAN” opens this special report with his thoughts - and hopes that you will share yours with us too.

Reimagining ASEAN in 2025 Reimagining ASEAN in 2025

With ASEAN’s 50th anniversary fast-approaching, Boon-Hiong Chan, Deutsche Bank’s GTB Head of Market Advocacy APAC, and lead of its “Reimagining ASEAN” commemorative special report, summarises the region’s progress in terms of its trade and financial market integration, digitalisation, and human capital development

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Power of 10 Power of 10

With ASEAN’s 50th anniversary fast-approaching, Boon-Hiong Chan, Deutsche Bank’s GTB Head of Market Advocacy APAC, and lead of its “Reimagining ASEAN” commemorative special report, summarises the region’s progress in terms of its trade and financial market integration, digitalisation, and human capital development

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ASEAN's digital journey to 2025 ASEAN's digital journey to 2025

For ASEAN, digitalisation could prove the key to a more dynamic, networked and innovative region by 2025. But where is ASEAN on its digital journey? Where is there traction, and what roadblocks stand in the way of a more digitalised ASEAN economy? We speak to industry experts for a cross-section of views

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On the bright side On the bright side

Caught in the slipstream, or powering ahead? Dr Rebecca Harding examines ASEAN’s trade momentum in the context of wider geopolitical disruption

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ASEAN Digital Trade Transformation ASEAN Digital Trade Transformation

As the Thai chairmanship of ASEAN gets underway for 2019, digitalisation sits firmly at the top of the integration and transformation agenda. Boon-Hiong Chan looks at how this is supporting ASEAN trade, and how the bloc can tackle the fundamental issues of consistent standards, terminologies and interoperability in digital trade transformation

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Investing in ASEAN 2019-20 Investing in ASEAN 2019-20

As the ASEAN countries see around US$5.3trn of trade passing through its sea lanes each year and continues its push for a leading role in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), this Investing in ASEAN guide, now in its eighth year, addresses the opportunities for overseas investors and charts this trading bloc’s remarkable growth

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