Kristina Fong Siew Leng

Ms Kristina Fong Siew Leng is Lead Researcher for Economic Affairs at the ASEAN Studies Centre, ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute.

Articles by Kristina Fong Siew Leng (3)

Secretary-General of ASEAN Dr Kao Kim Hourn attended the launch of the ASEAN Digital Economy Framework Agreement (DEFA) Negotiations along with other AEC Council Ministers on 3 September 2023 on the sidelines of the 23rd ASEAN Economic Community Council (AECC) meeting.

The ASEAN Digital Economy Framework Agreement (DEFA) – Ground-breaking or Ground to a Halt?

Kristina Fong Siew Leng

If ASEAN’s ten member states can negotiate and come to agree on the world’s first regional digital economy agreement, the region’s continued pace of digital transformation is set to soar. Whether its wings are clipped depends on a complex range of domestic, intra- and inter-regional factors, but at least things are looking promising.

Connecting the Dots: Towards an ASEAN QR Code Payments Network

Kristina Fong Siew Leng

Kristina Fong Siew Leng takes stock of the progress towards the establishment of an ASEAN QR code payments network, and outlines the challenges faced in the pursuit of a seamless, cost-effective multilateral system.

43rd ASEAN Summit: B for Outcomes, A for Grit

Joanne Lin|Sharon Seah|Melinda Martinus|Kristina Fong Siew Leng

Joanne Lin, Sharon Seah, Melinda Martinus, and Kristina Fong examine the key deliverables of the 43rd ASEAN Summit and assess Indonesia’s Chairmanship.