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Southeast Asia Looks Likely to See More U.S. Investment

American business enthusiasm in Southeast Asia is bent but far from broken even as the region grapples with a new trade framework and less U.S. government involvement, according to a survey by the American Chamber of Commerce in Singapore. Keep reading ...

Michelle Jamrisko

TPP talks in Sydney end with further negotiation set for Sept

Chief negotiators from the 11 remaining member countries of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal agreed to reconvene in September, after three days of talks ended in Sydney on Wednesday.Keep reading ...

The next chapter for the Trans-Pacific Partnership

The future of trade and cross border commerce in Asia and the Pacific and the US role in Asia’s economy were put in doubt by Donald Trump’s withdrawal of the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) economic agreement. The TPP was the economic arm of ...

After TPP: The Future of US-Japan Trade Relations

When Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met with U.S. President Donald Trump in February, they agreed to convene a bilateral economic dialogue – led by U.S. Vice President Michael Pence and Japanese Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Taro Aso – to “[explore] cooperation across ...

Garment exports grow despite hurdles

The domestic garment industry has faced many challenges in exporting to key markets, such as the European Union and the United States, but it still has a chance of achieving its export target this year, according to experts. First quarter figures appear to support this expectation. ...

Alternative to TPP shows no sign of activity: analysts

While Prime Minister Hun Sen has publicly expressed his distaste for the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which was dealt a critical blow by US President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the agreement, economists say there has been little visible progress in cementing a ...

Spanning the economic gap between Asia and Latin America

Politically, 2016 was a volatile year. The electoral changes in Europe, North America, and Asia have created uncertainties for international trade and investment in 2017. It’s clear that there’s a growing sense of nationalism and anti-internationalization where the masses feel they are missing out on ...

East Asia’s agreement to keep the world economy open

What the Trump administration will ultimately do to the shape of the global trade regime is difficult to foretell but there’s no question that it will change it forever, even if there is strong global push-back against Trump’s threat to unravel trade agreements and carry ...

Japan cold to China in TPP

Japan is cold to the notion of inviting China to join a pan-Pacific trade pact abandoned by US President Donald Trump, fearing such a step would boost Beijing’s clout and water down what was meant to be the “gold standard” for rules of trade. Nor are ...

Increased pressure on domestic banks comes from foreign rivals

Foreign banks are increasing their presence in Vietnam through various forms by establishing 100% foreign-owned banks or opening branches. With advantages of capital and services, once the Trans-Pacific Partnership takes effect, foreign banks will have more advantages in Vietnam. Meanwhile, domestic banks that are still undergoing ...

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