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: Global economy faces sharp slowdown

With the trade war between China and the US still raging on, the global economy continues to be the primary victim, facing a slowdown and affecting the rest of the world. However, some countries are doing their best to face the challenges posed ahead. One of these countries being Brazil. Roberto Campos Neto remains optimistic that Brazil’s economy will improve in the second half. It will be interesting to see if what Campos Neto says will come true and whether…


: To what extent is ASEAN еconomic integration a product of regional power dynamics in Southeast Asia?

This fascinating article, written by Andries (Zandre) Van Straten, seeks to explore the relationship between the members of ASEAN that are pursuing their own national interests and their reasoning behind eliminating regional trade barriers. The article also makes use of a study to determine the effects that the ASEAN members and the global power powers of the USA, China and Japan have had on the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC). It is certainly interesting to learn that the AEC is flexible…