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The ASEAN-Australia Special Summit 2024: An Overview


Australia hosted ASEAN member states for the ASEAN-Australia Special Summit. It also marked 50 years of Australia’s dialogue partnership with ASEAN.

Indonesia’s General Elections: What it Means for Investors


Indonesia’s recent election and the presidency of Prabowo Subianto could mean a continuation of economic policies with a focus on growth, resource sector opportunities, and economic reforms.

An Overview of US Trade and Investment in ASEAN


With ASEAN being the US’ fourth-largest trading partner, the region is becoming of increasing importance to US businesses and its government.

Indonesia and Singapore Sign Six MoUs to Enhance Bilateral Ties


Indonesia and Singapore signed six memoranda of understanding (MoUs) in late March 2023 to enhance bilateral ties.

An Overview of Swiss Investments in Indonesia


With Swiss investments already spreading across Southeast Asia, it comes as no surprise that Indonesia, a prominent member of ASEAN, has been a key focus for Swiss FDI.

Singapore and South Korea Sign Digital Trade Agreement


Singapore signed a digital trade agreement with South Korea in November 2022 under the Korea-Singapore Digital Partnership Agreement (KSDPA).

Can Singapore’s Stock Exchange Benefit as Chinese Firms Seek Listing Alternatives


As geopolitical tensions continue between the US and China, the Singapore stock exchange could benefit from Chinese firms seeking to hedge political risk.

Indonesia’s Omnibus Law: New Provisions on Indonesia’s Trade Sector


Indonesia’s Regulation 29 of 2021 makes changes on issues of trade, particularly in areas such as the distribution of goods, exports, and imports.

The China-ASEAN “Diamond Decade”


During the 10th China-ASEAN Expo, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang announced the proposal of a “Diamond Decade” between China and the ASEAN nations, which will seek to build greater economic cooperation between the two areas.

Positive Outlook in ASEAN for American Companies


Aug. 29 – According to the 2012/13 ASEAN Business Outlook Survey the majority of U.S. companies operating in the ASEAN region expect to see continued growth in their Asian operations. The survey, conducted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and their regional affiliate AmCham Singapore, found that 90 percent of respondents will increase their trade and […]

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