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China’s investment into ASEAN to surge sharply

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China’s investment into ASEAN to surge sharply

Chinese Deputy Minister of Commerce, Yi Xiaozhun, has predicted a sharp rise in his country’s investment into the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) after the China-ASEAN Free Trade Area (CAFTA) came into force on January 1, 2010.

UN agencies optimistic about poverty and hunger fight

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UN agencies optimistic about poverty and hunger fight

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), the World Food Programme (WFP) and the International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD) on January 7 expressed cautious optimism at successes in the fight against poverty and hunger this year.

Top Asian officials to discuss global economic crisis

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Top Asian officials to discuss global economic crisis

Top officials from around Asia will gather in the Philippines to discuss the lessons of the global economic and financial crisis, and the policy adjustments needed to cushion the region against future shocks, according to a news release from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Jan. 7.

Indonesia to assess free trade deal impacts

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Indonesia to assess free trade deal impacts

Indonesia has set up a special task group work focusing on in forecasting disadvantages domestic industries may encounter because of the ASEAN-China Free Trade Agreement (ACFTA) and the Common Effective Preferential Tariff (CEFT) brought by the ASEAN Free Trade Agreement.

DPRK designates Rason as special city

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DPRK designates Rason as special city

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) has designated the special economic zone in Rason, a city in the northeast of the country close to its borders with Russia and China, as a “special municipality”, reported the country’s official news agency KCNA on January 5.