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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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    ASEAN and China to Become Top Trade Partners by 2015

    Apr. 20 – When taken together as a group, the combined members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will become China’s top trading partners by 2015, according to the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade. Made up of Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam, ASEAN[…..]

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    China, India and Thailand Fastest Growing Markets for LDC Nations

    Apr. 9 – World Trade Organization Director-General Pascal Lamy has stated that China, India and Thailand are the fastest growing markets for exports from the world’s least developed countries (LDC). “Three of the five fastest-growing markets for LDC exports are regional partners: China, India and Thailand,” Lamy said.

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    China Signs Bilateral Agreements with Ireland and Indonesia

    By Xiaolei Gu Apr. 3 – China and Ireland announced a mutually beneficial strategic partnership during Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny’s visit to Beijing last week, while the two sides also signed a number of agreements to promote cooperation in trade, investment, science and technology.

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    Myanmar Set to Open Up to Foreign Investment

    Mar. 28 – The Myanmar government is introducing a new set of regulations expected to promote foreign direct investment into the country. Coupled with the lifting of U.S. sanctions on the existing regime, this move may well spell the beginning of a new chapter in the nation’s development. Long a pariah state and run until[…..]

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