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.
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.
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.
RCEP signing postponed to 2020 ASEAN

RCEP signing postponed to 2020

Leaders of 16 Asia-Pacific countries, including Japan, China, and India, on November 4 issued a joint statement on the postponing of the signing of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) to 2020 instead of 2019 as scheduled.
35th ASEAN Summit a success: Thai PM World

35th ASEAN Summit a success: Thai PM

The 35th ASEAN Summit and Related Summits, held in Thailand from November 2-4, had concluded successfully, said Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha at a press conference on November 4 evening.
PM concludes activities at 35th ASEAN Summit Politics

PM concludes activities at 35th ASEAN Summit

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc attended the 3rd Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Summit and met with Japanese PM Abe Shinzo on November 4, wrapping up his activities at the 35th ASEAN Summit and Related Summits.
PM attends 22nd ASEAN-China Summit Politics

PM attends 22nd ASEAN-China Summit

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and other leaders from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) joined Chinese Premier Li Keqiang at the 22nd ASEAN-China Summit in Bangkok on November 3.
ASEAN leaders expect breakthrough in RCEP negotiations World

ASEAN leaders expect breakthrough in RCEP negotiations

Leaders of the Southeast Asian countries met for a second day on November 3 within the framework of the 35th ASEAN Summit and related summits in Thailand, hoping for a breakthrough in the negotiations of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP).
Trade war will not affect RCEP: ASEAN Secretary-General World

Trade war will not affect RCEP: ASEAN Secretary-General

Secretary-General of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Lim Jock Hoi has expressed his confidence that the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) will be completed in principle before Thailand’s chairmanship ends at the end of this year.
Thai PM pushes implementation of SDGs at UN General Assembly World

Thai PM pushes implementation of SDGs at UN General Assembly

Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha called on the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to accelerate plans for Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs) while attending the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on September 25.
Thailand devises policies to push economic development World

Thailand devises policies to push economic development

The Commerce Ministry of Thailand will push three policies to resolve the low price of five agricultural goods, increase cross-border exports and register geographical indication products for sale on e-commerce markets.
Thailand works to speed up RCEP talks World

Thailand works to speed up RCEP talks

Thailand will hold bilateral negotiations with Japan, New Zealand and India in an attempt to finish talks on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) by November.
ASEAN, China bolster trade partnership World

ASEAN, China bolster trade partnership

Economic ministers of the 10 ASEAN member countries and China have agreed to bolster the bilateral trade during their meeting on the sidelines of the 51st ASEAN Economic Ministers’ Meeting (AEM 51) in Bangkok.