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ASEAN Free Trade Area

Scania Opens New Truck And Bus Assembly Plant In Thailand

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Swedish commercial vehicle builder Scania is opening a new assembly facility for trucks and bus chassis in the Bangkok Free Trade Zone in Samut...
Philippines to host ASEAN Economic Community forum

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Government officials and entrepreneurs of ASEAN will gather in Metro Manila of the Philippines for the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) Forum to coordinate regional...
AEC ‘unlikely’ to kick off by 2015

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The economic integration of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) will likely not be attained by 2015, economists of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) said. At...
AEC deadline of 2025 ‘more realistic’

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The ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), a trade bloc between ASEAN member states designed to cut red tape and allow freer trade, is still much...
Philippine sugar industry vulnerable to ASEAN integration

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Certain industries in the agriculture sector remain unprepared and are threatened by the upcoming establishment of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), which will see...
Indonesia ‘not ready’ for ASEAN Economic Community

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The Indonesian government should direct its policy with the aim of improving the competitiveness of the nation’s manufacturing sector ahead of the ASEAN economic...
Indonesia warns of open ASEAN market

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Indonesia's Industry Ministry MS Hidayat expressed his concerns on October 25 over the possibility that local manufacturers would lose out in trading goods when...
China to negotiate upgraded FTA with ASEAN

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China is ready to start talks with ASEAN over an upgrade of the China-ASEAN Free Trade Area (CAFTA) at an early date, said Chinese...
23rd ASEAN Summit opened in Brunei

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The 23rd Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit kicked off in Brunei on October 9, bringing together leaders from ten ASEAN member states. Themed...
South Korea, ASEAN to boost agro-cooperation

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South Korea and the ten-member ASEAN  bloc will hold talks on September 27 on boosting their agricultural cooperation and on establishment of a joint...
Lessons learnt: The end of a volatile summer for ASEAN

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The surprise announcement by Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke on September 19 that the Fed will not taper its money stimulus programme yet came...
GDP per capita in ASEAN doubled since 2000

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Real gross domestic product (GDP) per capita in purchasing power parity in ASEAN has almost doubled from $2,882 in 2000 to $5,581 in 2011,...
‘ASEAN community a failure’, says academic

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The 10-member bloc of ASEAN as a community has been a failure so far, as the notion of national sovereignty continues to undermine its...
Ministers agree to set up ASEAN+6 FTA

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The 16 economic ministers of Asean+6 (10 ASEAN nations and China, South Korea, Japan, India, Australia and New Zealand) have agreed at a meeting...
ASEAN ambassadors in Qatar: ‘AEC on track’

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ASEAN ambassadors to Qatar on August 7 marked the 46th anniversary of the founding day of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in the...
Vietnam car industry ‘could collapse’

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Vietnam's automotive industry faces a major challenge under commitments to the ASEAN Free Trade Area (Afta) which will abolish auto import taxes in 2018. The...
‘Looking east’ strategy of Qatar is a promising move

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The recent announcement that Qatar’s Foreign Ministry will set up a special unit to nurture relations with the 10-member bloc of the Association of...
Roundup: ASEAN’s future looks bright

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2012 was another good year for ASEAN economies, and 2013 is shaping up to be one as well. Despite a weak global economy, Thailand,...