Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has been meeting with ministers from the ASEAN bloc of countries in Singapore this past week in preparations for the ASEAN 2018 summit due to be held in November. Several plenary sessions were held, with China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi also in attendance. Neither Russia nor China is members of ASEAN,[…..]
In this week’s ASEAN Market Watch we analyze Philippines’ upcoming FTA with the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) states, discuss growth prospects of Myanmar’s retail sector, and highlight Google’s tax settlement with Indonesia.
In this article, we examine the implications of Donald Trump’s victory in the US presidential elections for the future of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and Free Trade in the ASEAN region.
Much like the European Union, the ASEAN Economic Community is founded on several unchanging pillars. In the following article we outline the similarities and differences between the regional blocs and highlight ways to make the most of accelerating integration in South East Asia.
Earlier this month, 12 countries in the Asia Pacific region signed the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) that compromises the biggest trade agreement in history – but the benefits to ASEAN members will not be uniform.
The 22nd meeting of the Finance Ministers of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum was wrapped up earlier this month. The meeting focused on a range of financial and regulatory issues, as well as continuing the work of further integration of the region.
With Vietnam just becoming the first Asian country to sign off a Free Trade Agreement with the Moscow backed Eurasian Economic Union, the relevance of how Vietnam plays its bilateral trade agreements has suddenly taken on a more interesting slant.
Known as the “Lone Star State”, Texas is the second largest American state and the second most populous. The ten nations that make up the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) are becoming increasingly important trade partners for Texas. In this article, we take an in-depth look at this blossoming trade relationship between Texas and ASEAN.
On November 12th, the 25th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit held its opening ceremony in Myanmar’s capital Naypyidaw. The Summit is ASEAN’s highest policy-making body. This gathering is of particular importance since there is now less than one year to go before the implementation of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC).
Dec. 10 – The Asian Development Bank’s new ASEAN Infrastructure Fund (AIF) has granted its inaugural loan to an Indonesian electricity project. The US$25 million loan will go towards developing power links and expanding transmission networks from Java to Bali. Improvements are needed to solve widespread power outages and blackouts that are negatively impacting Indonesia’s[…..]