Asean morning news for May 28

Asean morning news for May 28

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   Asean MP group urges end to political ‘harassment’ Asean Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) have urged Thai authorities to end their “harassment” of Future Forward Party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit and to refrain undermining anti-military parties in Parliament. — Bangkok Post More ‘substantive’ deal on S China […]

Asean morning news for May 27

Asean morning news for May 27

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   China proposes ASEAN+3 mega free trade agreement sans India, Australia and NZ India could be out of the mega trade deal being negotiated between 16 countries, including the ASEAN and China, if a proposal made by Beijing for a free trade pact excluding New Delhi is […]

Asean morning news for May 24

Asean morning news for May 24

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   Freed Journalists Don’t Negate Bleak Outlook for Southeast Asia’s Media The recent release of two Reuters journalists from prison in Myanmar, along with similar incidents we have seen in other Southeast Asian countries recently, are unquestionably welcome developments considering the difficulties undergone by these individuals. — […]

Asean morning news for May 23

Asean morning news for May 23

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   Asean needs better sales pitch to realise its supply chain potential: HSBC Southeast Asia, and particularly Thailand, cannot expect to see a wide-scale divergence of supply chains coming its way unless there are improvements in production technology and capacity, and regional integration, according to HSBC Thailand. […]

Asean morning news for May 22

Asean morning news for May 22

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   Thailand leads ASEAN to discuss FTA with China The trade war between China and the United States has led to an increased US import tax of 25 percent which affects global trade and Thai exports to the US. The Ministry of Commerce has devised a solution […]

Asean morning news for May 21

Asean morning news for May 21

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   South China Sea: World War 3 fears as US destroyer Preble sail near Spratly Islands The move is likely to anger Beijing at a time of tense ties between the world’s two biggest economies. — Spratly Islands South China Sea: Beijing urges an end to ‘provocative […]

Asean morning news for May 20

Asean morning news for May 20

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   ‘Divide and conquer Asean’: China tries to go one on one with Malaysia to settle South China Sea disputes China has been pushing Malaysia to solve the two countries’ South China Sea disputes in the hope of calming one of its most important neighbours. — South […]

Asean morning news for May 17

Asean morning news for May 17

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   IA, FTA between Hong Kong, 5 ASEAN member states to take effect Those parts relating to Hong Kong and five Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member states, under the Investment Agreement (IA) between Hong Kong and ASEAN, will enter into force on June 17, a […]

Asean morning news for May 16

Asean morning news for May 16

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   UOB to double down on Asean-China flows as trade tensions rise United Overseas Bank plans to capture stronger connectivity flows between Asean and Greater China, with the bulk of the bank’s operating profit from outside Singapore already derived from operations in the Asean region and Greater […]

Asean morning news for May 15

Asean morning news for May 15

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   ‘Dark storm clouds’ could threaten regional maritime security and prosperity: Ng Eng Hen There are “dark storm clouds” that could threaten maritime security in the region, and these include countries adopting different rules when staking territorial claims or conducting freedom of navigation exercises at sea, Defence […]