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Insights gleaned from the Regional Outlook Forum 2013, organised by the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (Iseas), at the Singapore Shangri-La Hotel on January 10, 2013.

Southeast Asia in 2013 and Beyond: Its Global Role and Challenge

Keynote Address: Jusuf Kalla Former Vice President, Republic of Indonesia

Economic progress remains slow worldwide with moderate growth in Japan and continuing uncertainty in the wake of the recently averted fiscal cliff in the US.

South-East Asia’s ability to maintain peace is an important factor in its growing economy. Asean should consider reforming its decision-making process to allow member states to vote for possible solutions if the current consensus approach does not work.


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