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Thailand and Singapore Sign Agreements to Deepen Economic Cooperation


Thailand and Singapore have signed several agreements aimed at deepening bilateral economic relations.

Opportunities for Russian Investors in ASEAN


Each ASEAN country presents its own unique investment opportunities to Russian businesses, ranging from exports of military hardware to wheat to high-tech manufacturing.

UK and Thailand to Cooperate in New Era of Smart City Development


The UK and Thailand have jointly launched the “UK Thailand Tech Export Academy” to promote the development of “smart cities” across Thailand. 

Vietnam and Canada Trade: Leveraging the CPTPP


Vietnam-Canada trade relations reached almost US$9 billion in 2020, an all-time high, thanks in part to the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP)

UK and Indonesia Promote New Economic Ties


The UK and Indonesia have concluded the first round of exploratory trade talks and committed to further strengthening their trade and investment links.

The Indonesia-Singapore Bilateral Investment Treaty Comes into Effect


The Indonesia-Singapore Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT) updates the rules on the treatment of investments from both countries.

UK exporters’ use of Singapore as ASEAN’s supply chain gateway boosted by new bilateral trade agreement


By Bob Savic, Advisor to Dezan Shira & Associates From “Singapore-on-Thames” to cruising on the Singapore River There was much controversy, before and after the United Kingdom’s (UK) Brexit from the European Union (EU), in talk of it adopting a free trade and manufacturing model similar to Singapore’s. The idea was dubbed as “Singapore-on-Thames” by […]

Canada, Indonesia Trade Talks Begin for Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement


Canada has announced that it launched public consultations on a Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) with Indonesia.

ASEAN-China FTA Amendments to Ease Market Access


In August 2019, the amendments to the ASEAN-China FTA came into force, simplifying the rules for trade of goods, services, and investments in the ASEAN-China economic zone.

Turkey to Forge Closer Ties with ASEAN and Asia


Turkey is seeking to forge closer ties with ASEAN and Asia through its Asia Anew initiative which was launched in late 2019.

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