Economy & Trade

ASEAN +3 Bolsters Financial Assistance in the Region

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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