Thailand, European Union to resume FTA talks World

Thailand, European Union to resume FTA talks

Thailand’s Commerce Ministry has said it is ready to revise long-delayed free trade agreement (FTA) negotiations with the European Union (EU) and has scheduled public hearings nationwide before proceeding with proposals of the talks for cabinet approval by November.
Singapore’s economic growth slowest in decade World

Singapore’s economic growth slowest in decade

Singapore's economy expanded by its slowest rate in a decade in the second quarter of this year, raising fear of a recession and monetary policy easing in October, according to a Reuters article.
Singapore’s economic growth likely to be weaker this year World

Singapore’s economic growth likely to be weaker this year

The Singapore economy is likely to end the year weaker than earlier expected in the context that the ongoing tension between the US and China has stalled three of the world’s growth engines — trade, manufacturing and investments, warned Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) Managing Director Ravi Menon on June 27.
RoK steps up FTA talks with Philippines, Malaysia World

RoK steps up FTA talks with Philippines, Malaysia

The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy of the Republic of Korea (RoK) is set to hold open hearings in Seoul on May 7 to promote the country’s free trade agreements (FTAs) with the Philippines and Malaysia.
Singapore’s economy slows down in Q1 2019 World

Singapore’s economy slows down in Q1 2019

Gross domestic product growth of Singapore slowed down in the first quarter of 2019 to stand at 1.3 percent, compared to the 1.9 percent growth in Q4 of 2018 and 3.2 percent the previous year.
Vietnamese firms urged to study CPTPP rules Business

Vietnamese firms urged to study CPTPP rules

Vietnamese companies must know how to take advantage of and mitigate the adverse impacts of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), a seminar heard on February 27.
RoK to speed up CEPA talks with Indonesia World

RoK to speed up CEPA talks with Indonesia

The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy of the Republic of Korea (RoK) said on February 19 that it has decided to resume talks on the signing of the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) with Indonesia after a hiatus of five years.
Reuters poll: Singapore sees lower than expected economic growth World

Reuters poll: Singapore sees lower than expected economic growth

A Reuters poll of 11 economists showed that Singapore is expected to report slower third-quarter economic growth than initially thought as the manufacturing sector faces strains from weaker global demand and an intensifying trade dispute between the United States and China.
Singapore’s inflation likely to rise slightly in 2018 World

Singapore’s inflation likely to rise slightly in 2018

Singapore’s inflation is forecast to rise slightly this year due to the impacts of global petrol and food prices, according to the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Ministry for Trade and Industry (MTI).