Economy & Trade

ASEAN, Russia Commit to Strengthening Partnership


ASEAN and Russia have committed to strengthening their diplomatic relationship at the 19th ASEAN-Russia Senior Officials Meeting.

Singapore and India Link Real Time Retail Payment Systems


Singapore and India have launched a real time payment mechanism (UPI-PayNow) to ease cross-border payments between the two countries.

Indonesia and Singapore Sign Six MoUs to Enhance Bilateral Ties


Indonesia and Singapore signed six memoranda of understanding (MoUs) in late March 2023 to enhance bilateral ties.

UK Joins the CPTPP: Opportunities for British Investors in Malaysia


The UK joining the CPTPP trade bloc presents opportunities for British companies to invest in Malaysia.

Singapore and EU Sign Digital Trade Agreement


Singapore and the EU signed a digital trade agreement in February, making it the fifth of its kind signed by the city-state.

Incentives for Doing Business in Indonesia


Indonesia has enhanced and improved the incentives offered to businesses in a bid to spur foreign and domestic investments into the country.

An Overview of Indonesia’s Free Trade Agreements


Indonesia has signed a number of free trade agreements as an independent market as well as through its membership in ASEAN. These trade agreements provide businesses with improved market access for goods and services and investment opportunities.

Singapore and Vietnam Sign MoUs to Enhance Economic Cooperation


Singapore and Vietnam have signed several MoUs cover collaboration on trade, the green-digital economy, and maritime and port cooperation.

Philippines Ratifies RCEP Agreement: Opportunities for Businesses


Having ratified the RCEP agreement in February, we discuss prospects in key growth sectors in the Philippines – agriculture, BPO, and electronics.

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