Seminar on

Competitiveness of India, China and ASEAN and their role in the emerging Asian Economic Community

25 January 2006 at RIS Seminar Hall 

Ambassador K. Kesavapany, Director, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS), Singapore; and Dr. Tan Khee Giap, Visiting Senior Research Fellow, ISEAS and Head, ASEAN Economies Monitoring Unit, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, presented an empirical study examining a comprehensive assessment of competitiveness indicators for 35 Indian States and Union Territories, 31 Chinese Provinces, and 10 ASEAN economies to draw some policy lessons. This analytical and empirical assessment of relative competitiveness of major Asian economies provided a backdrop for rich discussions on the nature and direction of policy reforms for strengthening our competitiveness, growth and regional cooperation.