Asean morning news for March 18

Asean morning news for March 18

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   Low Inflation in Southeast Asia Puts Analysts on Rate-Cut Watch Low inflation sweeping across Southeast Asia is here to stay, raising the odds some of the region’s biggest economies may reverse course on interest rates this year. — Bloomberg Trade Tensions, Political Risks Weigh on Southeast […]

Asean morning news for March 15

Asean morning news for March 15

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   Asean task force aims for consensus on joining trade pacts With few tangible and immediate results, Asean members agreed this week to tackle new challenges that arise in joining free trade agreements (FTAs) and increase its role in the World Trade Organisation (WTO). — The Nation […]

Asean morning news for March 14

Asean morning news for March 14

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   More ASEAN nations ban Boeing 737 MAX jets The European Union (EU) closed its airspace to Boeing 737 MAX planes on Tuesday, joining similar action by nations across the globe following a second deadly accident in just five months. — The Asean Post Mike Pompeo Says […]

Asean morning news for March 13

Asean morning news for March 13

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   Asean trade window tops agenda Concluding the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) negotiations and fully implementing the Asean Single Window (ASW) for all 10 Asean members by the end of this year are Thailand’s two top economic priorities as Asean chair, according to a senior official […]

Asean morning news for March 12

Asean morning news for March 12

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   Asean, Japan sign protocol revising regional free trade treaty The Association of Southeast Asian Nations and Japan signed the first protocol to amend the Asean-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership agreement on March 2 at the sidelines of the 7th RCEP Intercessional Ministerial Meeting in Siem Reap, Cambodia. […]

Asean morning news for March 11

Asean morning news for March 11

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   ASEAN gains China’s support on RCEP The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has been assured of China’s support in realizing the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Agreement, Chinese Vice Minister of Commerce Deputy Representative of International Trade Negotiations Wang Shouwen said. — Philippine News Agency […]

Asean morning news for March 8

Asean morning news for March 8

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   China committed to work with ASEAN on Code of Conduct – Ambassador Zhao China is committed to work with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in crafting the code of conduct in the South China Sea to keep peace and stability in the region, Chinese […]

Asean morning news for March 7

Asean morning news for March 7

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia to cut rubber exports for 4 months The world’s top producers of natural rubber will curb exports by 240,000 tonnes for four months from April, they said on Wednesday, in a bid to prop up global prices for the commodity. — Bangkok Post […]

Asean morning news for March 6

Asean morning news for March 6

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   BRI backlash: time for China to reassure Asean China’s ambitious Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) continues to draw criticism and disapproval. Its sceptics brand it as China’s Marshall Plan, or as a ‘neo-imperial project’. — AEC News Today Southeast Asian nations feel squeeze between US and […]

Asean morning news for March 5

Asean morning news for March 5

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   Series of targets fixed to ensure completion of RCEP talks in 2019 Commerce ministers of Asean and its key partners have agreed on a series of monthly targets to ensure that talks on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) cross the finish line this year. — […]

Asean morning news for March 4

Asean morning news for March 4

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   RCEP ministers vow “upmost effort” to reach deal this year Ministers from 16 countries negotiating for an Asia-wide free trade pact vowed on Saturday to speed up their collective efforts to achieve the target set by their leaders of concluding the ongoing negotiations this year. — […]

Asean morning news for March 1

Asean morning news for March 1

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   Singapore remains Asean’s most connected trade hub, but improvements seen elsewhere too Although Singapore remains the undisputed business hub of Asean a recently released international trade connectivity survey also found rapid improvements in other Asean member states. — AEC News Today Focus needed as Rakhine crisis […]