The Government of Hong Kong has initiated a public consultation on the proposed free trade agreement between Hong Kong and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. As the second largest trading partner in goods with Hong Kong, ASEAN receives the fifth largest inflow of FDI from Hong Kong. Despite this, the territory is not covered by the current China-ASEAN FTA that came into effect in 2010.
The Cambodian National Assembly approved changes to the country’s customs laws last week, marking another step towards achieving deeper integration within the ASEAN region.
Indonesia and the Philippines inked an agreement last week that clearly defines the borders of the two countries’ Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZ) in the Mindanao Sea and Celebes Sea.
Last week, the ASEAN Infrastructure Fund (AIF) approved a US$100 million loan to finance a power transmission project in Vietnam while giving the green light to several other infrastructure projects in the region.
While Thailand’s military coup may cause some issues for international investors, companies operating in the country remain stable as the military seeks to enforce a period of calm before establishing an interim government.
ASEAN finance ministers gathered in Manila on Tuesday at the 10th ASEAN Finance Ministers’ Investors Seminar to discuss various political and economic issues, and to finalize the framework for 2015 economic integration.
Thailand’s political gridlock has struck a blow to the country’s economic progress following the ousting of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, with Moody’s rating agency calling it a “credit negative” event.
The 24th ASEAN Summit, which took place last week, brought together the ASEAN nations to promote greater economic and political cooperation. In this article, we review the important agenda points from the event.
Vietnam’s Deputy Prime Minister and Chief Foreign Minister, Pham Binh Minh, has revealed that one of the key topics at the recent 24th Association of Southeast Asian Nations Summit was the issue of the recent events between Vietnam and China over the East Sea.
The United States has announced it will request a new World Trade Organization dispute settlement consultation with Indonesia over licensing requirements for the import of agricultural products.