12 Dec '15, 8pm

The fiction of a unified, harmonised Asean - David Pilling (FT)

David Pilling Financial Times December 9, 2015 The bloc favours consensus. Its lack of overarching ambition is a strength as well as its weakness If you think European nations are having a hard time holding it together — strained by disputes over immigration, austerity and debt — spare a thought for the 10 countries that form the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. True, compared with Europe, they face few fatally divisive problems. Most of Southeast Asia is contending with the impact of a slowing China and braced for the turbulence that could accompany the steady normalisation of US monetary policy. Yet there are no big financial transfers within Asean, a loose federation akin to the EU of the 1950s. No country is threatening to leave, nor are there fundamental differences over the direction of policy. Still, as Asean prepares for an important milestone this month — t...

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