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Trans-Pacific Partnership

Vietnam’s president meets Barack Obama

A rare visit of Vietnam's president Truong Tan Sang with US president Barack Obama in Washington, D.C. on July 25 was overshadowed by protests...
Spotlight: The TPP’s ASEAN impact

Exclusionary trade treaties are the weapon de jour of geopolitics. In the race to form the most comprehensive, tightly knit world order, the US...
Getting the ASEAN Economic Community train back on track

A recent report by the CIMB ASEAN Research Institute published on June 20 and titled The ASEAN Economic Community: The Status of Implementation shed...
Barack Obama’s ‘TPP vs. labour unions’ problem

Barack Obama is a man of divided sympathies. On one hand he wants to be America’s first Pacific President and lead a movement towards...
Opposition mounts to Japan joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Opposition both domestic and foreign has steadily mounted since Japan declared its intent to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) on March 13, 2013, reaching...
Vietnam’s garment industry upbeat

Vietnam's textile industry, one of the country's key export sectors, is on a growth path due to increased interest of foreign firms to shift...
Latin America and ASEAN forging closer ties

While the northern hemisphere has been struggling to solve internal crunches, new trade, investment and cooperation axes were being formed globally. In this scenario, ASEAN and Latin America are moving closer.
Sixteen nations kick off trade talks

Sixteen economies in Asia Pacific began their first meeting on May 9  in Brunei on the establishment of a regional free-trade agreement, the Regional...
AEC: Will it just remain a vision?

The 22nd ASEAN Summit in Brunei has made a very clear statement with regards to the formation of the ASEAN Economic Community. It turned out that ten-member bloc will most likely not be able to meet its target.
China pushes rival pact to TPP

China and 15 other Asia-Pacific nations will kick off the first round of free trade talks in May to create one of the world’s...
Vietnam eager to deepen TPP relations

Vietnam has said it wants to accelerate the negotiations of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) which will help bolstering bilateral trade and economic ties between...
Philippines ‘not ready’ for TPP

The Philippines is not yet ready to join the international free-trade agreement known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the head of the country's Trade...
Singapore remains open for business: PM

Despite a challenging transition from rapid expansion to a period of slower growth as its economy matures, Singapore remains open for business and investments,...
US decries Philippine trade barriers

The US has released a sharply critical report concerning the Philippines’ trade barriers, as well as pervasive corruption and a judiciary system that favours...
Brunei: Chance to take lead in renewable energy efforts

Brunei, with its oil-centered economy, is currently looking for ways to diversify away from hydrocarbon revenues and does so through promoting other industries. Renewable energy could be a sector with high potential.
Exclusive interview with new ASEAN Secretary General

Le Luong Minh, who took over the five-year tenure as ASEAN Secretary-General on January 1, 2013, talked to Inside Investor about pressing issues to resolve.
Benefits and challenges of a Brunei TPP membership

How can small Brunei benefit from the planned US-led global trade partnership? One of the challenges the TPP faces is preventing the dilution of its original economic goals for the sake of expansion.
Obama, Sultan of Brunei discuss TPP

On his visit to the US on March 12, Brunei's leader Hassanal Bolkiah and US President Barack Obama discussed ways to move forward on...