RCEP a proof of signatories’ resolve to strengthen integration: Malaysian minister World

RCEP a proof of signatories’ resolve to strengthen integration: Malaysian minister

The recently concluded Comprehensive Regional Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement is a proof of resolve of Malaysia, together with ASEAN member countries and the five ASEAN Free-Trade Agreement (FTA) partners, to continue strengthening regional economic integration, facilitating cross-border trade and investment, and reducing non-tariff barriers, a Malaysian minister has said.
Party official holds talks with Dominican MIU leader Politics

Party official holds talks with Dominican MIU leader

Head of the Party Central Committee’s Commission on External Relations Hoang Binh Quan held talks with General Secretary of the Dominican Republic’s United Left Movement (MIU) and Minister for Regional Integration Policies Miguel Mejia in Hanoi on August 28.
AIIB helps develop sustainable infrastructure in Asia World

AIIB helps develop sustainable infrastructure in Asia

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), a multilateral development bank, has helped many Asian countries have better infrastructure, deeper regional integration, and accelerated poverty reduction, said an official from the bank.
ASEAN-EU FTA expected to be approved by year-end World

ASEAN-EU FTA expected to be approved by year-end

Economic ministers from member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom on March 2 reached consensus on the official ratification of EU-ASEAN Free Trade Agreement (ASEAN-EU FTA) by the end of 2018.
Chilean official voices hope for free trade, regional integration World

Chilean official voices hope for free trade, regional integration

APEC plays a key role in trade liberalisation and facilitation and should maintain its position by stepping up measures to implement the Free Trade Area of the Asia-Pacific, said Paulina Nazal, Director General of International Economic Affairs at Chile’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
ABAC prioritises regional integration, sustainable growth Business

ABAC prioritises regional integration, sustainable growth

Strengthening regional integration, promoting sustainable, innovative and inclusive growth, and enhancing the competitiveness edge of micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) are among the top priorities in 2017 of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Business Advisory Council (ABAC).
Lao economy forecast to grow 7 percent annually World

Lao economy forecast to grow 7 percent annually

The Lao economy is projected to grow around 7 percent annually between 2017 and 2019, according to the latest edition of the World Bank's Lao Economic Monitor released in Vientiane on May 24.