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Renewed interest in Bangladeshi trade ties

Cambodia and Bangladesh made a fresh push on January 24 to revive dormant bilateral trade initiatives, with Phnom Penh hosting the first-ever conference and exhibition for a delegation of leading Bangladeshi companies. Bangladesh’s Ambassador to Thailand and Cambodia Saida Muna Tasneem admitted trade between the two ...

The rise of anti-globalisation and its impact in Asia

The world appears to be experiencing a globalisation backlash with an assault coming from both economic and societal fronts. In this changing world, the two defining characteristics of globalisation – increased global trade and greater economic participation in trade – now look poised for an ...

Indonesia among Asia's top destinations attracting investors: ECN survey

Indonesia is among Asia’s most attractive investment destinations, thanks to a robust private demand combined with expectation of improvements in its business climate, a survey from The Economist Corporate Network showed. Published on January 17, the survey — titled “Navigating Asia’s Risks and Rewards: Asia ...

U.S. ambassadors in Asia make final plea for dead Trans-Pacific trade pact

When hope of enacting the ambitious Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact ended in November, Max Baucus, the United States ambassador to China, was among the officials who had to grapple with disappointment. The partnership, called the TPP, was a hallmark of the Obama administration. It would ...

Mekong countries discuss measures to boost region's development

Leaders of the five Mekong countries discussed measures to promote cooperation and make the region more dynamic and competitive at the two summits that convened in Hanoi on October 26. The capital is hosting both the 8th Cambodia-Laos-Myanmar-Vietnam Summit and the 7th Ayeyawady-Chao Phraya-Mekong Economic Cooperation ...

Trade deal to reduce tariffs with Vietnam

Cambodia and Vietnam inked an agreement on October 26 to drop import tariffs on dozens of products in an effort to boost bilateral trade. Cambodian Commerce Minister Pan Sorasak signed a memorandum of understanding with Vietnamese Minister of Trade and Industry Tran Tuan Anh ahead of the ...

PM: harness the Mekong region's economic power

The Greater Mekong Sub-region has the potential to become a major global production center due to its favorable geographical location and its proximity to economic powerhouses in both Southeast and South Asia,  Prime Minister Hun Sen said on October 25. Speaking in Hanoi at the opening ...

Myanmar leader begins VN visit

Myanmar President Htin Kyaw and his wife Su Su Lwin arrived in Hà Nội on October 25 for a visit to Việt Nam at the invitation of President Trần Đại Quang. The three-day visit starting on October 26 aims to seek stronger co-operation between the two countries, especially ...

Parliament calls for full revenue collection

National Assembly members have called for the government to do more to seek new revenue sources and fully collect revenue following last fiscal year’s revenue shortfall despite there being numerous income generating sources. Members of parliament put forward the requirement when debating the government’s proposal to ...

Govt asks parliament to lower growth targets

On October 24, the government asked the National Assembly to lower economic growth targets over the next four years after encountering difficulties that resulted in failure to meet the target set for last fiscal year. Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith presented the proposal at the second ordinary ...

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