Economy & Trade

ASEAN +3 Bolsters Financial Assistance in the Region


An expanded financial assistance pool among the ASEAN +3 nations was implemented last week, strengthening financial cooperation within the region.

Singapore Boosts Information Technology Cooperation with South Korea


Small and medium sized information technology companies in South Korea and Singapore can look forward to more opportunities for cooperation and growth as the two countries inked a Memorandum of Understanding on Information and Communications Technology collaboration last Friday.

Cambodia Reports Strong Business Growth


According to Cambodia’s Ministry of Commerce, the number of newly registered businesses has increased by 33 percent over last year, including a strong contingent of foreign enterprises.

Myanmar Establishes New Special Economic Zone


Plans are currently underway to develop a new special economic zone in Myeik. Located in Myanmar’s southeastern Tanintharyi region, Myeik is home to one of Myanmar’s growing number of industrial zones.

New ASEAN-RCEP Talks Held in Singapore


Leaders of 16 Asia-Pacific nations gathered in Singapore last week for the fifth round of negotiations for the proposed Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP).

July 2014 ASEAN Regional Meetings


There are a number of important ASEAN regional meetings taking place in July, including the 5th Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Meeting.

ASEAN and the Intellectual Property Ladder


The less developed nature of business-related legislation in the ASEAN region means the dangers of intellectual property (IP) infringement are often great. In this article, we take a look at IP legislation across the ASEAN region and highlight important frameworks governing the protection of IP.

Thailand’s GDP Growth Forecast Raised to 2.3 Percent for 2014


Thailand is expected to experience 2.3 percent economic growth in 2014, according to a revised forecast by Kasikorn Research Center.

Singapore Commits to Agreement on Trade Facilitation


Singapore’s Ministry of Trade and Industry has announced its commitment to the World Trade Organization (WTO) Agreement on Trade Facilitation (ATF).

Hong Kong Wants Quick ASEAN Agreement


Hong Kong’s Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Gregory So, recently stressed the importance of a quick completion to the proposed Hong Kong-ASEAN free trade agreement.

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