Economy & Trade

State By State – ASEAN and Rhode Island

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Read an in-depth look at the burgeoning trade relationship between Rhode Island and ASEAN, and the opportunities this brings for your business.

China-ASEAN Cost of Business Comparisons – Executive Summary

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Our nine part series on the cost of doing business in ASEAN compared with China details cost of labor and taxes, together with bilateral trade profiles between China and ASEAN countries.

The Cost of Business in Vietnam Compared With China

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Read how ASEAN Tiger Vietnam compared to China as a destination for your business in the latest in our nine-part series comparison ASEAN with China.

State by State: ASEAN and Texas Trade

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Known as the “Lone Star State”, Texas is the second largest American state and the second most populous. The ten nations that make up the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) are becoming increasingly important trade partners for Texas. In this article, we take an in-depth look at this blossoming trade relationship between Texas and ASEAN.

The Cost of Business in Thailand Compared With China

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Read how ASEAN Tiger Thailand compared to China as a destination for your business in the latest in our nine-part series comparison ASEAN with China.

The European Free Trade Association and Malaysia begin Fourth Round of Trade Negotiations

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In April, the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) held its fourth round of trade negotiations with Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur. The EFTA is made up of four countries: Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland.

State by State: ASEAN and Minnesota Trade

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Minnesota’s almost billion-dollar trade surplus with ASEAN is impressive; in 2014, Minnesota’s exports of US$1.77 billion far exceeded imports from the region of US$808.4 million. ASEAN received 8.3% of the state’s total exports in that year.

Indonesia’s Economy Struggles to find its Footing

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For the second quarter in a row, Indonesia’s economy contracted as exports and government spending continued to decline – GDP was down 0.18 percent. The country’s currency, the rupiah, also fell.

​​​​​​The Cost of Business in Singapore Compared With Hong Kong, China

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The seventh part in our comprehensive look at how doing business in ASEAN compares with China, this time focusing on the Singapore.

26th ASEAN Summit sees Progress on AEC and FTA with Hong Kong

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The 26th ASEAN Summit was recently held in Malaysia on April 26-27. During the meeting, leaders from the member nations discussed the progress of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) and the ongoing free trade agreement negotiations with Hong Kong.

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