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    The China Alternative – Singapore

    The China Alternative is our series on other foreign investment destinations in emerging Asia that may soon be competing with China in terms of labor costs, infrastructure and operational capacity. In this issue we look at Singapore. By Joshua Gill and Martino di Nola Background Jul. 17 – In a global economy dominated by huge[…..]

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    European Union Free Trade Negotiations with Southeast Asia

    By Ian Bhullar Jul. 3 – The announcement of negotiations on a Vietnam-European Union (EU) free trade agreement (FTA) this week is promising for business leaders with interests on the intersection of Europe and the whole of the Southeast Asian region. EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht and Vietnamese Minister for Industry and Trade Vu[…..]

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    Global Impact of a China-Japan-South Korea Free Trade Agreement

    By Joshua Gill Jun. 29 – Last month, at the Fifth Trilateral Summit between China, Japan, and South Korea the three countries jointly announced their intent to begin negotiations on a trilateral free trade agreement (FTA) by the end of 2012. The announcement raises questions not only about the impact of the successful negotiation of[…..]

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    Myanmar Attracts International Investment

    By Joshua Gill Jun. 25 – Following U.S. President Barack Obama’s May 17 announcement that the United States would ease its sanctions against Myanmar, some American firms have begun to make efforts to expand into this newly available market. In his speech, President Obama declared that the suspension of the bans on the exportation of[…..]

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    Free Trade Agreement between the EU and India Getting Closer?

    Jun. 13 – Long-delayed negotiations for the proposed free trade agreement between India and the European Union seem to be gaining momentum again. A ministerial level meeting is slated for June 26 between Commerce Minister Anand Sharma and EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht to take the talks forward.

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    India-Myanmar Sign Key Trade and Development Deals

    Infrastructure includes road linking India to Thailand May 29 – Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, in Myanmar meeting with President Thein Sein this week, has agreed on a number of key investment and development projects with the country. It has been the first visit to Myanmar by an Indian PM in 25 years. Among the[…..]

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    Australia, Malaysia Sign Free Trade Agreement

    97 percent of traded goods to be rated at zero tariffs with immediate effect May 23 – Australia and Malaysia signed a free trade agreement yesterday that brings about a considerable easing of tariffs and trade between the two countries. The Malaysia-Australia Free Trade Agreement (MAFTA) was signed off by the respective trade ministers of[…..]

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    Why ASEAN Matters For Your China Business

    The 2015 Free Trade Agreement will soon kick in. Is your China business ready? Op-Ed Commentary: Chris Devonshire-Ellis May 22 – The term “ASEAN” is cropping up more often these days, yet still many businesses in China are unaware of what it is and why it is gaining in importance. The basic answer is fairly[…..]

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    China-Japan-South Korea Sign Trilateral Agreement and Launch FTA Talks

    By Xiaolei Gu May 14 – Leaders from China, Japan, and South Korea concluded the Fifth Trilateral Summit Meeting and signed the Trilateral Agreement for the Promotion, Facilitation and Protection of Investment (hereinafter referred as the Trilateral Agreement) at a summit in Beijing yesterday. The Trilateral Agreement represents a stepping stone towards a three-way free[…..]

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