Economy & Trade

Laos Launches Digital Currency Trial


Laos has successfully trialed a digital currency prototype—the Digital Lao Kip—in cooperation with Japanese fintech company SORAMITSU.

Indonesia-Iran Preferential Trade Agreement: Unlocking Investment Prospects


Indonesia and Iran signed a preferential trade agreement (PTA) on May 23, 2023, with the aim to increase trade and strengthen diplomatic relations.

An Overview of Singapore’s Free Trade Agreements


Singapore’s extensive free trade agreements have contributed to accelerating the country’s transformation to a first-world economy.

Cambodia’s New Rules of Origin Law to Better Facilitate International Trade


Cambodia has approved a new Rules of Origin (ROO) law, which is to be in line with the standards set by the World Trade Organization (WTO).

An Introduction to Doing Business in Singapore 2023 – New Publication from Dezan Shira & Associates


This Guide covers the fundamentals of investing in Singapore, including market entry, company setup, tax and audit, and HR and payroll.

Chris Devonshire-Ellis Discusses UK Joining The CPTPP On Nikkei Asia


The British government is keen to promote the CPTPP pact, noting that the Asia-Pacific bloc represents 12% of the global economy.

Exploring Australian Trade and Investment Prospects in Indonesia


Indonesia’s stable economic growth, burgeoning middle-class, and improving infrastructure provide an array of opportunities for Australian investors.

UAE and Thailand Explore Trade Agreement to Foster Bilateral Investments


Thailand and the UAE have agreed to launch negotiations to establish a Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement to expand bilateral trade and investment.

An Overview of US Trade and Investment in ASEAN


With ASEAN being the US’ fourth-largest trading partner, the region is becoming of increasing importance to US businesses and its government.

Singapore-UK Bilateral Investment Treaty: Status of Negotiations


Singapore and the UK are in the midst of negotiations on an updated bilateral investment treaty under the UK-Singapore Free Trade Agreement.

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