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ASEAN pushing global GDP growth

Despite rising trade tensions and geopolitical risks, half of ASEAN’s member states are among the top drivers of global growth. The International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) World Economic Outlook released last week painted a bleak future for the global economy which is in a “synchronised slowdown” and ...

Jason Thomas

Trade war: Focus turns to Thailand to conclude $7 trln RCEP

Six years in the making, the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is slated to transform the region into an Asean-centric, comprehensive free trade area,  poised to make a large contribution to Asian and global economic cooperation. The RCEP may well become the second major Asia-led trade ...

ASEAN growth forecasts take hits from trade war and market turmoil

Economists in Southeast Asia have lowered their growth projections as the U.S.-China trade war heats up and emerging markets face deepening turmoil, a new survey shows.  Keep reading ...

Trade war: Will ASEAN be next?

The United States (US) is not stopping with China; it has threatened or engaged in trade wars with Canada, Mexico and the European Union (EU). Could ASEAN member states also be on US President Donald Trump’s list of targets? Keep reading ...

The US-China trade war could wipe 0.2%-0.3% of Asean's GDP

The ongoing trade war between US and China, two of the largest economies in the world, could wipe out about 0.2% to 0.3% of the Asean region’s gross domestic product (GDP), says ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research Office (AMRO) chief economist Dr Khor Hoe Ee. Keep reading ...

Can Southeast Asia weather a trade war?

In the face of growing economic protectionism, undergirded by a trade tiff between the United States (US) and China, Southeast Asian economies are bracing for the impact from a possible economic fallout. Over the past few months, US President Donald Trump has not minced his ...

In trade war with US, China may import Myanmar cattle

The government and the China’s Yunan province are finalising an agreement for Myanmar to export cattle to meet rising demand in the Chinese market. China’s beef consumption has steadily increased to 8.4 million tonnes annually, according to Beijing. China is expected to allow 14 beef-exporting ...

US-China trade war may benefit Asean

The ongoing trade dispute between the United States and China is yielding more opportunities for Thailand and Asean to extend their grip on international trade, said Matthew Pottinger, an adviser to the Asia desk of the National Security Council (NSC).  Keep reading ...

‘US-China trade war to slow Asean’s economic progress’

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations  will not take the brewing trade conflict between the United States and China sitting down, as the regional bloc will urge the two economies to shun protectionism in favor of free trade at its 32nd summit this week. Leaders ...

Elijah Felice Rosales

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