Economy & Trade

Laos Launches Digital Currency Trial

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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