US Global X Funds launches first ASEAN ETF

Global X Funds, a United States provider of exchange-traded funds (ETF), has launched the Global X FTSE ASEAN 40 ETF, the first such fund listed in the US to target the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

Exports to ASEAN up over 16 percent

Vietnam posted a year-on-year increase of 16.2 percent in export value to ASEAN to 6.4 billion USD in the first nine months of the year, reported the Ministry of Industry and Trade.
Thai rice market share down in ASEAN World

Thai rice market share down in ASEAN

Thai rice exports to ASEAN are facing more challenges, as relatively higher prices and tariff cuts under the ASEAN Free Trade Area or AFTA make Thai rice less appealing to regional buyers.

Vietnam prioritises cooperation with Saudi Arabia

Speeding up the multi-faceted cooperation with Saudi Arabia , especially in oil and gas, agriculture, investment, trade and labour, is one of Vietnam ’s priorities in its foreign policy towards the Middle East.

Fruit from Thailand promoted in Hanoi

About 7-8 tonnes of fruit grown in Thailand have been shipped to Vietnam for an ongoing fruit fair in Hanoi , according to Thailand ’s National News Bureau (NNT).

Exports to ASEAN up 60 percent

Vietnam’s export turnover to the ASEAN market reached 850.6 million USD in the early months of 2010, up to 8.4 percent and 60.6 percent over December 2009 and the same period last year, respectively.

Slovak Speaker wraps up Vietnam visit

Slovak National Council Speaker Pavol Paska and his entourage left the central coastal city of Nha Trang on January 30 to successfully wrap up their official friendly visit to Vietnam.

ASEAN remains Thailand’s largest export market

ASEAN remains Thailand’s largest export market, accounting for 21 percent of its total trade value compared to the respective rates of 11 percent, 10.9 percent and 10.3 percent for the EU, the US and Japan, according to the Ministry of Commerce (MoC) of Thailand.

Vietnam’s ASEAN trade drops

The nation’s trade with other ASEAN countries reached 17.8 billion USD in the first 10 months of the year, down 30 percent on the same period last year.

Nation urged to capitalise on ASEAN integration

Vietnam needs to rely on its internal economic strength and less on foreign investment to capitalise on its integration into ASEAN, former vice president of Vietnam Truong My Hoa told a seminar in HCM City on Nov. 24.

Cambodia approves regional trade agreement

The Cambodian National Assembly on August 18 approved the ASEAN Trade in Goods Agreement, paving the way for the Kingdom to facilitate trade and liberalise tariffs for ASEAN countries.