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International trade

New US tariffs sad news for Malaysian solar panel exporters

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Malaysia as the largest photovoltaic (PV) exporter to the US internationally with a market share of 30 per cent of PV imports is likely...
Vietnam economy forecast to be 17th-strongest in the world by 2025

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Vietnam's economy, which currently ranks 55th globally by GDP, will grow to rank 17 by 2025, predicts US investment house Goldman Sachs in a...
Myanmar to develop Special Economic Zone in troubled Rakhine state

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Local and foreign companies are being sought to bid on the construction of a Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in Myanmar’s western state of Rakhine,...
What’s next for Laos after joining the WTO?

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Earlier this year Laos celebrated the first anniversary of its World Trade Organisation (WTO) membership. Laos’ accession to the WTO has been less talked...
Vietnam may post $500m trade surplus this year

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Vietnam could post a trade surplus of $500 million this year, a state-run newspaper reported, citing revised government forecasts, as it seeks to reduce...
Philippines pursues free trade talks with European bloc

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Formal talks for a free trade agreement (FTA) between the Philippines and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) are expected to start this year,...
Vietnam cuts dong rate to US dollar by 1%

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The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) on June 18 announced the decision to adjust the exchange rate between the Vietnam dong and the US...
Malaysia 12th most attractive to investors

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Malaysia moved up the world competitiveness ranking again, securing a spot in the enviable  top dozen and improving the country's attractiveness to investors. The...
Indonesia to end 60+ bilateral investment treaties

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Indonesia is planning to terminate more than 60 bilateral investment treaties that allow disgruntled foreign investors to bypass local courts and seek compensation in...
Philippine imports surge, rating affirmed by Fitch

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Philippine imports surged 21.8 per cent in January 2014, their highest level in nearly three years, with imports of raw materials indicating further upward...
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...
Malaysia trade grows to $414 billion

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Despite a tough external environment, Malaysia's trade last year expanded by 4.6 per cent to 1.36 trillion ringgit, or $414 billion, from 1.309 trillion...
Indian cabinet approves FTA with ASEAN

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The Indian cabinet on December 19 approved a free trade agreement (FTA) in trade and services with ASEAN, Indian media reported. The Agreement on Trade...
Laos fears rising prices through AEC

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The Lao government is taking steps to reduce the anticipated negative impact on domestic goods prices ahead of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) integration...
Cambodia to review Trans-Pacific Trade Agreement

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Two ambitious trade negotiations are moving forward in the Asia Pacific, but Cambodia should first pursue a regional partnership before joining in with all...
AmCham opens Myanmar chapter

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The American Chamber of Commerce launched its Myanmar chapter in Yangon at the end of October, the US Embassy said in a statement. The US...
Philippines eyes two free trade agreements in Europe

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The Philippine government will be sending a team to Europe later in November for talks about possible free trade agreements (FTA) with two European...
ASEAN economies’ GDPs remain robust, backed by services

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ASEAN economies remained buoyant as nominal GDP grew by 5.7 per cent to $2.31 trillion in 2012, a statement released by the ASEAN Secretariat...