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The Monetary Authority of Singapore recently launched the world’s first grant scheme to support green and sustainability-linked loans (GSLS).
The Japan International Cooperation Agency signed a loan agreement with the government of Myanmar to provide 42.7 billion yen to support SMEs and infrastructure.
The US extended Indonesia’s Generalized System of Preference (GSP) status in early November 2020, meaning thousands of Indonesian exports to the US are duty free.
The Securities and Exchange Commission of Myanmar (SECM) has allowed resident and non-resident foreigners to participate in securities trading on the Yangon Stock Exchange (YSX).
In early November, South Africa, Thailand, and Cuba became signatories to ASEAN’s Treaty of Amity and Cooperation (TAC).
The Asia Briefing Weekly Round Up, designed to help our ASEAN readers stay up to date with developments elsewhere in Asia.
The RCEP will help boost foreign investment into ASEAN’s lower-wage countries.
Businesses planning their 2021 investment budgets should see ASEAN as having the best growth potential for the medium and long-term.
Singapore’s stable legal, tax, and business environment makes the country a key trading hub in ASEAN.