Economy & Trade

Lawrence Wong’s Visit Boosts Singapore-Germany Relations


Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance Lawrence Wong recently concluded a visit to Germany. The visit focused on enhancing bilateral cooperation and addressing global challenges.

Thailand Contemplates Protective Tariffs on Chinese Imports Amidst Surging Trade Deficit


The Thai government is considering imposing a VAT on Chinese goods priced less than 1,500 baht (US$40) that are routed through Thailand’s free trade zones.

Philippines Signs Second Protocol of ASEAN-Australia-NZ FTA


The Philippines ratified the Second Protocol of the ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement (AANZFTA).

Singapore’s Ambitious AI Investment Plan


Singapore aims to strengthen its position as a global business and innovation hub by investing more than S$1 billion into artificial intelligence over the next five years.

The ASEAN-Australia Special Summit 2024: An Overview


Australia hosted ASEAN member states for the ASEAN-Australia Special Summit. It also marked 50 years of Australia’s dialogue partnership with ASEAN.

Unlocking ESG Reporting Requirements in Singapore – Latest Issue of ASEAN Briefing Magazine


The latest ASEAN Briefing Magazine, titled “Unlocking ESG Reporting Requirements in Singapore”, is out now for free download.

Singapore Budget 2024: A Strategic Blueprint for Business Growth and Sustainability


Singapore’s Budget 2024 strategically addresses the dual challenges of rising operational costs and the imperative for sustainable development.

Indonesia’s General Elections: What it Means for Investors


Indonesia’s recent election and the presidency of Prabowo Subianto could mean a continuation of economic policies with a focus on growth, resource sector opportunities, and economic reforms.

Understanding Singapore’s 2024 GDP Forecast


Singapore maintains a cautiously optimistic economic outlook despite global uncertainties, with projections indicating a modest growth range of 1 to 3 percent.

Singapore and China Sign Three MOUs, Boost Business Ties


The Singapore-China Economic Partnership Conference held on February 1, 2024, saw the signing of three crucial Memorandums of Understanding.

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