Indonesian scholar hails outcomes of AMM Retreat World

Indonesian scholar hails outcomes of AMM Retreat

Head of the ASEAN Studies Program at the Indonesia’s Habibie Centre Ahmad Ibrahim Almutaqqi said on January 20 that the ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (AMM) Retreat held in the central city of Nha Trang from January 16-17 yielded impressive results, laying solid foundation for ASEAN Year 2020.
RoK wants India to join RCEP World

RoK wants India to join RCEP

Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Indonesia Kim Chang-beom on January 14 affirmed that RoK wants India to be a member of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP).
RoK seeks stronger ties with ASEAN to accelerate RCEP World

RoK seeks stronger ties with ASEAN to accelerate RCEP

The Republic of Korea (RoK) will spare no efforts to help conclude the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) by the end of this year by forging deeper ties with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), as the country strives to revitalise its ailing exports, said the Korean Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy on January 7.
Vietnam’s diplomatic achievements in 2019 Politics

Vietnam’s diplomatic achievements in 2019

While the world saw profound instability in 2019, the Pacific – Asia region proved to be the leading region in terms of economic integration, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Pham Binh Minh has said.
Top 10 world economic events of 2019 World

Top 10 world economic events of 2019

Below is a recap of ten of the year’s most consequential headlines impacting consumers, investors and financial markets worldwide chosen by the Vietnam News Agency.
State revenue unlikely to fall despite numerous FTAs Business

State revenue unlikely to fall despite numerous FTAs

Reduced revenue from cutting taxes on imported goods in accordance with various free trade agreements (FTA) Vietnam had signed was unlikely to affect State revenue, said the finance ministry in a conference held on December 12 in Hanoi.
Switzerland supports ASEAN’s central role World

Switzerland supports ASEAN’s central role

The fourth meeting of the ASEAN-Switzerland Joint Sectoral Cooperation Committee (AS-JSCC) took place at the headquarters of the ASEAN Secretariat in Jakarta, Indonesia on November 29.
RoK, Cambodia to launch feasibility study on FTA World

RoK, Cambodia to launch feasibility study on FTA

The Republic of Korea (RoK) and Cambodia have agreed to launch a joint feasibility study on their potential free trade agreement (FTA) in a move to promote economic ties and expand exchanges, the Korean Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy said on November 25.
RoK-ASEAN trade up 20-fold in 30 years World

RoK-ASEAN trade up 20-fold in 30 years

The Republic of Korea (RoK)'s trade with Southeast Asian countries soared around twentyfold this year compared to that recorded in 1989, according to data released by the RoK Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy and the Korea International Trade Association as saying.
Thailand optimistic about RCEP’s benefits after India’s withdrawal World

Thailand optimistic about RCEP’s benefits after India’s withdrawal

Despite the setbacks, the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) deal has the potential to dramatically improve economic prospects among its members, said Auramon Supthaweethum, Director-General of the Trade Negotiations Department under the Thai Ministry of Commerce.
Indonesia vows to open 65 percent of market after RCEP World

Indonesia vows to open 65 percent of market after RCEP

Nearly 65 percent of the Indonesian market will be opened to partner countries once the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) takes effect, the Indonesia-based Antara News quoted an Indonesian official as reporting.