Asia Prospects

Investigating the players, institutions and narratives driving Asian political and economic dynamics

The last frontier of Italian luxury: conquering the ASEAN market

Feb 17, 2020 Asia Prospects Luca Sartorelli Research & Policy Papers

While the ‘old’ Europe is recovering from the last financial crisis at a snail’s pace, consumption levels and GDP in the ASEAN zone are soaring. The number of affluent people is also going up, and so is so-called ‘conspicuous consumption’. As a matter of fact, when it comes to high-end and luxury commodities, Italy is one of the leading countries. So how are Italian luxury producers positioned in the race for the conquest of the ASEAN market?

Singapore Thailandia Vietnam: Opportunità e sfide per le imprese

Feb 5, 2020 Asia Prospects Gabriele Giovannini Research & Policy Papers

[IT] Singapore, Thailandia e Vietnam sono paesi dalle enormi opportunità sia in termini di esportazioni sia di investimenti, ma ancora poco presidiati dalle PMI italiane. Il rapporto, nato dalla collaborazione del Dipartimento di Culture, Politica e Società dell'Università di Torino con la Camera di Commercio, Industria, Artigianato e Agricoltura di Torino e T.wai - Torino World Affairs Institute, ha due obiettivi: proporre uno strumento utile alla PMI per sviluppare una strategia di internazionalizzazione vincente nell'area e dare la possibilità alle PMI di aprire una finestra su tre paesi chiave di una delle regioni più promettenti per l’export a livello globale, esplorandone sfide e opportunità.

Endangered Cambodian indigenous peoples: Land dispossession and cultural genocide

Jan 24, 2020 Asia Prospects Frédéric Bourdier T.notes

Dispossessed families had little choice – beyond heading for the slums of the major cities – but to migrate to what were ambiguously called the ‘last borders’.

The AIIB in Global Perspective: Early Development, Innovation and Future Agenda

Dec 23, 2019 Asia Prospects Giovanni B. Andornino, Giuseppe Gabusi Research & Policy Papers

The December 2019 issue of Global Policy has two special sections. The first entitled ‘The AIIB in Global Perspective: Early Development, Innovation and Future...   Read More

After the election: between historical invariance and new scenarios in Indonesia

Nov 27, 2019 Asia Prospects Guido Creta T.notes

Indonesian President Jokowi has appointed his rival, former Army Lieutenant General Prabowo, as defense minister. While Jokowi has understood correctly how to navigate the intricate context of Indonesian politics, the role of the military, and the interplay of ethnicity and religion remain open issues for future scenarios in the country.

Cambogia e Laos tra passato e futuro

Nov 11, 2019 Asia Prospects RISE

[IT] Il Laos e la Cambogia non fanno generalmente notizia in Italia, dove i due stati non hanno una rappresentanza diplomatica. Tra gli stati del Sud-Est asiatico, sono relativamente piccoli (il Laos non arriva ai 7 milioni di abitanti, e la Cambogia supera di poco i 16 milioni), più poveri, e membri dell’ASEAN (l’Associazione delle Nazioni del Sud-est asiatico) in tempi più recenti (il Laos dal 1997 e la Cambogia dal 1999).

Rassegna stampa – TOASEAN Business Days 2019

Jun 18, 2019 Asia Prospects In the media Giuseppe Gabusi

[IT] Il 17 e 18 giugno si sono tenuti i TOASEAN Business Days, organizzati da Camera di commercio di Torino e dal Dipartimento di Culture, Politica e Società dell’Università degli Studi di Torino (CPS), con la collaborazione scientifica del Torino World Affairs Institute (T.wai), e in collaborazione con Intesa Sanpaolo.

Southeast Asia at the crossroads

Jun 14, 2019 Asia Prospects RISE

In 1966, Robert F. Kennedy delivered a speech with this quote: ‘There is a Chinese curse which says “May we live in interesting times”. Like it or not, we live in interesting times. They are times of danger and uncertainty; but they are also the most creative of any time in the history of mankind.‘

The EU-Singapore Free Trade Agreement, advantages to firms or lack of clarity on procedures?

Jun 11, 2019 Asia Prospects Alessandro Fergnani RISE

On October 19th 2018, in the occasion of the 12th Asia-Europe meeting in Brussels, a Free Trade Agreement (EUSFTA) was signed between the European Union and Singapore, allegedly aimed at cutting tariffs, removing trade barriers and simplifying trade rules between the two parties. This document was complemented by an Investment Protection Agreement (EUSIPA) bound to replace 12 previous bilateral treaties between the two parties. With these proceedings, trade commissioners of both parties publicly conveyed their willingness to enhance businesses’ savings and safeguard consumer protection, social rights and environmental rules in the countries of the European Union as well as Singapore.

From the TPP 12 to the TPP 11 and competition with the RCEP

Jun 6, 2019 Asia Prospects Zeno Leoni T.notes

Whether the TPP raises RCEP's future standards will depend on the success and international image of China's capitalism, and on Washington's regional influence.

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