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.
FTA with EU expected to boost Thailand’s GDP World

FTA with EU expected to boost Thailand’s GDP

A free trade agreement (FTA) with the European Union (EU) is likely to stimulate not only exports but also imports and investment as well, helping to raise Thailand's GDP by 1.63 percent a year, according to a study.
Study predicts more severe droughts in Southeast Asia World

Study predicts more severe droughts in Southeast Asia

Future scenarios of drought in many parts of Southeast Asia may become more frequent and intense if actions are not taken now to build resilience, according to the latest joint study by the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
Vietnam, UK boost audit partnership Politics

Vietnam, UK boost audit partnership

Comptroller and Auditor General of the National Audit Office of the UK (NAO) Amyas Morse and State Auditor General of Vietnam Ho Duc Phoc have agreed to share information about financial auditing.
APEC Ministerial Meeting opens in Philippines World

APEC Ministerial Meeting opens in Philippines

Ministers from 21 economies of the APEC forum gathered in Manila, the Philippines on November 16 for a two-day meeting to discuss cooperation on anti-terrorism and regional free trade initiatives.
Ministers of rubber producing countries meet in Malaysia Business

Ministers of rubber producing countries meet in Malaysia

The Association of Natural Rubber Producing Countries (ANRPC) agreed to work towards a common trading floor in a bid to take control of supply sources and regulate the market for the sake of rubber growers at its ministerial-level meeting in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on May 8.
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ADB: Raising guppy fish helps prevent dengue

Raising larvae-eating guppy fish can help contain the spread of dengue, according to a recent joint study piloted in Laos and Cambodia by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the World Health Organisation (WHO).
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Paradox in FDI attraction in processing

Contrary to initial expectations, an overwhelming number of FDI projects in the processing sector did not create any remarkable changes in technology while increasing competitive pressure on domestic businesses.
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Vietnam, EFTA begin free trade feasibility study

Vietnam and four members of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) launched a feasibility study on a free trade agreement in Geneva on May 19, coinciding with the official visit to Switzerland by President Nguyen Minh Triet.