Asean morning news for November 4

Asean morning news for November 4

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu         @stmarisewudolu   World’s Biggest Trade Deal To Be Delayed To 2020: Draft ASEAN Statement The signing of the world’s largest trade pact will likely be kicked back to 2020, according to a draft statement by Southeast Asian leaders, delaying a deal craved by China as it seeks to […]

Asean morning news for November 1

Asean morning news for November 1

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu         @stmarisewudolu   Asean leaders to tackle sea code, 4th Industrial Revolution President Duterte is set to leave for Bangkok, Thailand, today, November 1, to attend the 35th Asean Summit and Related Summits to be held from November 2 to 4. — Business Mirror Trump skips ASEAN Summit again, […]

Asean morning news for October 31

Asean morning news for October 31

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu         @stmarisewudolu   Trump snubs meeting with ASEAN leaders in Bangkok US President Donald Trump is skipping a summit with leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) for the second year in a row, even as the regional grouping grapples with new economic and security challenges including […]

Asean morning news for October 30

Asean morning news for October 30

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu         @stmarisewudolu   South China Sea: Beijing escalating tensions as ASEAN countries fear renewed violations BEIJING has declared it wants the South China Sea Code of Conduct signed by 2022, but many within ASEAN countries fear it could be used to legitimise China’s’s belligerent behaviour in the maritime region. […]

Asean morning news for October 29

Asean morning news for October 29

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu         @stmarisewudolu   Over 1,000 expected to attend ASEAN business summit More than 1,000 business leader, high-level government officials and representatives of private sectors as well as academics and members of civil society from across the region are expected to attend the ASEAN Business and Investment Summit (ABIS) to […]

Asean morning news for October 28

Asean morning news for October 28

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu         @stmarisewudolu   East Asia Summit draft statement skips over Rohingya crisis A draft of the statement to be issued after the East Asia Summit in Bangkok early next month makes no mention of the exodus of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar’s Rakhine state, according to a copy of the […]

Asean morning news for October 25

Asean morning news for October 25

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu         @stmarisewudolu   Singapore remains 2nd best place to do business amid slowing pace of reforms in the region: World Bank Group Singapore has retained its place as second best on a World Bank ranking for the world’s easiest place to do business even as the overall pace of […]

Asean morning news for October 24

Asean morning news for October 24

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu         @stmarisewudolu   Japan confirms support for quick agreement on RCEP trade pact Japan is rendering support for Thailand to conclude the long-delayed Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement during the Kingdom’s chairmanship of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean). — Bangkok Post RCEP Will Boost Regional Trade: […]

Asean morning news for October 23

Asean morning news for October 23

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu         @stmarisewudolu   The unexpected impact of Japan’s free trade leadership on China’s domestic reform While the threat of protectionism is looming thanks to the trade war between the United States and China, trade-dependent middle power Japan has stepped up as a free trade champion. — East Asia Forum […]

Asean morning news for October 22

Asean morning news for October 22

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu         @stmarisewudolu   South China Sea fury: Enraged Beijing to ‘escalate level of confrontation’ with US Navy FEARS of military conflict in the South China Sea are escalating due to contentious US naval drills that antagonise Beijing in the disputed waters. — Express Malaysia PM Mahathir notes Asean’s success […]

Asean morning news for October 21

Asean morning news for October 21

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu         @stmarisewudolu   ‘Grey zone’ tactics are raising risk of military conflict in the South China Sea, observers say The United States’ increased use of “grey zone” operations in the South China Sea to counter Beijing’s rise in the disputed region has significantly increased the chance of military conflict […]

Asean morning news for October 18

Asean morning news for October 18

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu         @stmarisewudolu   Fears of military build-up as China secretly leases entire island in Solomons he government of the Solomon Islands has reached a secretive deal with a Chinese company with close ties to the Communist party that grants it exclusive rights to develop Tulagi, once the seat of […]

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