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This is a small introduction to ASEAN with some interesting economic indicators about ASEAN countries. I gave this class to a group of adult English learners in Thailand hoping the content would make …

This is a small introduction to ASEAN with some interesting economic indicators about ASEAN countries. I gave this class to a group of adult English learners in Thailand hoping the content would make the class interesting. I hope it wasn't too complicated for them.

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  • 1. Association of South East Asian Nations
  • 2. Summary• Why is ASEAN important?• History• Key basic ASEAN indicators• Prepare for presentation• Presentation
  • 3. ASEANWHY IS ASEAN IMPORTANT?
  • 4. Importance of ASEAN • ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) 2015 • ASEAN Free Trade Area (AFTA) 0-5% Tariffs • 10 economies competing as 1 • The AEC would pave the way for the free flow of skilled labor in eight professions comprising doctors, dentists, nurses, engineers, architects, accountants, surveyors and the tourism industry in 2015**Read more: http://www.bangkokbusinessbrief.com/2012/06/05/economists-mixedon-asean-labour-flow/#ixzz289rAkgLF
  • 5. Thailand ASEAN Labor Changes • The 2008 Alien Work Act will be changed to allow foreigners to take 147 job titles. – The law, which gives Thais sole right to work in more than 39 jobs, including hairdressing, wood carving, gem cutting and as tour guides, will be amended to allow foreigners to compete for the same jobs. • The 2002 Labor Skill Development Act will also change so skill development services cover foreign workers. • The 1975 Labor Relations Act and the 2000 State Enterprise Labour Relations Act will be amended to provide foreign workers with welfare and labor rights, such as the right to form their own unions. • The 1990 Social Security Act will be amended to expand social security services to cover foreign workers. • Singhadet Chuamnat, director of the The Labor Ministry Bureau of Coordination for International Cooperation – Urged Thais to improve their skills to compete with their foreign counterparts. – He encouraged Thais to learn English and the languages of other Southeast Asian nations.http://www.bdo-thaitax.com/bdo/in-the-news/3925 (Reprint from Bangkok Post 20 Jan, 2012)
  • 6. ASEANHISTORY
  • 7. History • 8 August 1967, in the main hall of the Department of Foreign Affairs building in Bangkok, Thailand – Foreign Ministers of • Thailand • Indonesia • Philippines • Malaysia • Singapore – Bangkok Declaration (ASEAN Declaration) • The motto of ASEAN is “One Vision, One Identity, One Community”.http://www.aseansec.org/about_ASEAN.html
  • 8. ASEAN 2012: 10 Countries • Thailand • Cambodia • Laos • Myanmar • Vietnam • Malaysia • Singapore • Indonesia • Brunei Darussalam • Philippineshttp://www.aseansec.org/69.htm
  • 9. ASEAN EconomicCommunity Blueprint On the occasion of the 40th Anniversary of ASEAN Thailand Indonesia Philippines Malaysia Singapore Darussalam Cambodia Lao Myanmar Vietnam
  • 10. ASEAN KEY BASIC ASEAN INDICATORS 2009http://www.aseansec.org/19226.htm
  • 11. 2,000,000 1,860,360 1,800,000 1,600,000 1,400,000Land/Square Kilometer 1,200,000 1,000,000 800,000 676,577 600,000 513,120 400,000 300,000 330,252 331,212 236,800 181,035 200,000 710 5,765 0 Singapore Brunei Cambodia Lao PDR The Malaysia Viet Nam Thailand Myanmar Indonesia Darussalam Philippines Land km sq
  • 12. ASEAN Population 250,000.0 231,369.5 200,000.0 Total ASEAN Population 150,000.0Thousands 100,000.0 92,226.6 87,228.4 66,903.0 59,534.3 50,000.0 28,306.0 14,957.8 4,987.6 5,922.1 406.2 0.0 Brunei Singapore Lao PDR Cambodia Malaysia Myanmar Thailand Viet Nam The Indonesia Darussalam Philippines Total Population
  • 13. 8,000 7,023 7,000 6,000 5,000Number of People 4,000 3,000 2,000 1,000 263 307 25 70 83 86 88 124 130 0 Lao PDR Brunei Cambodia Malaysia Myanmar Indonesia Thailand Viet Nam The Singapore Darussalam Philippines Pop Density/km sq
  • 14. ASEAN Gross Domestic Product (GDP) 600,000.0 546,864.6 500,000.0 400,000.0Millions of Dollars 300,000.0 264,322.8 182,701.7 193,107.7 200,000.0 161,357.6 96,317.1 100,000.0 24,972.8 5,579.2 10,359.2 10,758.6 0.0 Lao PDR Cambodia Brunei Myanmar Viet Nam The Singapore Malaysia Thailand Indonesia Darussalam Philippines Gross Domestic Product
  • 15. ASEAN GDP/Capita 40,000.0 36,631.2 35,000.0 30,000.0 26,486.0 25,000.0Dollars 20,000.0 15,000.0 10,000.0 6,822.0 5,000.0 3,950.8 1,749.6 2,363.6 419.5 692.6 910.5 1,119.6 0.0 Myanmar Cambodia Lao PDR Viet Nam The Indonesia Thailand Malaysia Brunei Singapore Philippines Darussalam GDP/Cap ($$$)
  • 16. ASEAN Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) 20,000.0 18,000.0 17,341.0 16,000.0 14,000.0Millions of Dollars 12,000.0 10,000.0 8,000.0 6,243.9 6,000.0 4,310.0 4,000.0 3,313.0 3,511.8 2,000.0 732.0 0.0 100.6 247.9 313.5 0.0 Myanmar Lao PDR Brunei Cambodia The Malaysia Thailand Viet Nam Indonesia Singapore Darussalam Philippines FDI 2010
  • 17. Assignment• Using the information from the questions, create a mini news report for business TV about ASEAN• Divide into groups – Each group has 3 or 4 people• Each group member presents part of the report
  • 18. Key Indicator Data 2009 Annual Gross domestic Gross domestic product International merchandise trade5/ Population Total land area Total population1/ population product2/ per capita Foreign direct investments infow4/ density1/ growth1/ at current prices at current prices Exports Imports Total trade Country km2 thousand persons per km2 percent US$ million US$2/ US$ PPP 3/ US$ million US$ million US$ million US$ million US$ million 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2010/p Brunei Darussalam 5,765 406.2 70 2.1 10,758.6 26,486.0 36,177.4 7,168.6 2,399.6 9,568.2 369.7 247.9 Cambodia 181,035 14,957.8 83 2.1 10,359.2 692.6 1,787.6 4,985.8 3,900.9 8,886.7 530.2 313.5 Indonesia 1,860,360 231,369.5 124 1.2 546,864.6 2,363.6 4,371.2 116,510.0 96,829.2 213,339.2 4,876.8 6,243.9 Lao PDR 236,800 5,922.1 25 2.8 5,579.2 910.5 2,250.0 1,237.2 1,725.0 2,962.1 318.6 100.6 Malaysia 330,252 28,306.0 86 2.1 193,107.7 6,822.0 12,353.3 156,890.9 123,330.5 280,221.4 1,381.0 3,313.0 Myanmar 676,577 59,534.3 88 1.8 24,972.8 419.5 1,138.1 6,341.5 3,849.9 10,191.3 578.6 n.a The Philippines 300,000 92,226.6 307 2.0 161,357.6 1,749.6 3,591.8 38,334.7 45,533.9 83,868.6 1,948.0 732.0 Singapore 710 4,987.6 7,023 3.1 182,701.7 36,631.2 52,871.8 269,832.5 245,784.7 515,617.1 16,808.9 17,341.0 Thailand 513,120 66,903.0 130 0.6 264,322.8 3,950.8 7,943.5 152,497.2 133,769.6 286,266.8 4,975.6 3,511.8 Viet Nam 331,212 87,228.4 263 1.2 96,317.1 1,119.6 3,123.8 56,691.0 69,230.9 125,921.9 7,600.0 4,310.0ASEAN 4,435,830 591,841.0 133 1.4 1,496,341.3 2,532.5 4,872.9 810,489.2 726,354.1 1,536,843.3 39,387.3 36,113.6Sources ASEAN Finance and Macro-economic Surveillance Unit Database, ASEAN Merchandise Trade Statistics Database, ASEAN Foreign Direct Investment Statistics Database (compiled/computed from data submission, publications and/or websites of ASEAN Member States national statistics offices, central banks and relevant government agencies, and from international sources)Symbols used Notes - not available as of publication time 1/ Refers to/based on mid-year total population based on country projections, 2009 is preliminary figures n.a. not applicable/not available/not compiled 2/ 2009 annual figures for Lao PDR and Myanmar are taken from the IMF WEO Database April 2010. Data in italics are the latest updated/revised figures 3/ Computed based on IMF WEO Database October 2009 estimates and the latest actual country data from previous posting. 4/ Unless otherwise indicated, figures include equity, reinvested earnings and inter-company loans. Data for 2010 are preliminary figures and covers only first half of the year. p/ preliminary 5/ Trade statistics database as of September 2010