Stopping Asean's brain drain (Philippines Daily Inquirer) | Lao Tribune

Stopping Asean's brain drain (Philippines Daily Inquirer)

AFTER 10 years of negotiation, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations’ much-anticipated Asean Economic Community (AEC) comes into effect at the end of this year. There is much to be lauded in the agreement, particularly its focus on opening sectors to competition and breaking down trade barriers. The benefits of implementation could lift aggregate output by…