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Introduction ASEAN countries collectively represent one of the most dynamic economies in the world. With a population of ∼600 million people (i.e., 9% of the world population), and a combined GDP of $1.8 trillion, the ASEAN

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Social Fund. References ASEAN ( 2008 ): Statistical Yearbook . Jakarta : ASEAN Secretariat . ASEAN ( 2012 ): Statistical Yearbook . Jakarta

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For a long period, Southeast Asian economies have been export-oriented, mostly to Europe and North America. To earn foreign exchanges and speed their economic growth, ASEAN countries have moved to combine foreign and national capital to promote indigenous industrial development and native economic growth. For this purpose, ASEAN countries have set up enormous foreign investment incentives to attract foreign capital and enacted related foreign investment regulations many times to catch more foreign investors’ eyes. However, the dissimilar economic developmental levels and the different political backgrounds, ASEAN countries have varied investment environment and regulations. Since both the formation of ASEAN and ASEAN members themselves are more focused on attracting foreign investment, one may ask what differences of foreign investment environment and regulations ASEAN member states have? The article hopes to analyze ASEAN member’s investment environment and selected members’ investment regulations in order to examine the interactions between national developmental demands and foreign investment regulations through a comparative study of ASEAN member states’ laws on foreign investment.

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Diliman) met the same standard. In the Southeast Asian (ASEAN) region, research productivity assessment had been performed for the sciences, with less than desirable outcomes for the Philippines (Arunachalam and Garg 1986 ; Osareh and Wilson 1997

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Introduction Thirty years after the birth of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), member states gathered in Kuala Lumpur in 1997 to chart a vision for ASEAN on the basis of contemporary realities and prospects in

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Scientometrics
Authors: Saeed-Ul Hassan, Peter Haddawy, Pratikshya Kuinkel, Alexander Degelsegger, and Cosima Blasy

in the course of the European Union (EU) FP7 funded project SEA-EU-NET. 1 First, bibliometric analyses have been conducted to investigate the features and trends of research activities of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries in

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Within the framework of ASEAN-ARBC Biodiversity Program the hitherto unknown bryophyte flora of Vu Quang Nature Reserve in north central Vietnam was studied by the authors together with Prof. Benito C. Tan. From the lower vegetational belts 41 liverwort taxa were distinguished, of which Cheilolejeunea streimannii and Cololejeunea vuquangensis are new to science, 8 taxa are new to the whole Indochina or to Asia, while further 4 are new to the bryoflora of Vietnam. An analysis of distribution patterns shows the relative high proportion of endemics and the dominancy of Southeast Asian and of Indomalesian elements in the hepatic flora. Further investigations are needed to reveal the characters of the bryoflora in the montane forest belts at higher altitudes.

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Cereal Research Communications
Authors: Petra Földesi, Mahesh Singh, Flemming Skov, Márton Jolánkai, and Csaba Gyuricza

1997 ASEAN (1997): First ASEAN State of the Environment Report. ASEAN Secretariat, Jakarta, Indonesia

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644 647 U.C. Gupta, G.C. Jain , Asean J. Exp. Sci. 23 (2009) 241–248. Jain GC

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Raksakulthai, N. & Haard, N. F. (1992): Correlation between the concentration of peptides and aminoacids and the flavour offish sauce. ASEAN Fd J. , 7 , 86-90. Correlation between the concentration of peptides and aminoacids and the

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