The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) wants to strengthen its ties. In 2015, its members will launch the ASEAN Free Trade Area (AFTA). How do people on the ground assess the situation?
Young Global Leaders
As the world's rich meet for the World Economic Forum in Davos, their festivities are as usual heralded by the Oxfam report on global inequality — a highly controversial study that should be taken with a grain of salt.
Globalization needs a serious update; otherwise, we're all doomed. So says the World Economic Forum — which brought us the earlier, defective versions.
A detailed study of competitiveness in the global economy ranks the US top of the 140 countries included. The report suggests that few governments have begun to plan for the impact of the fourth industrial revolution.
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