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Remaining signatories to the Trans-Pacific Partnership launched their first full-fledged negotiations on 2 May afternoon on a so-called TPP 11 trade pact without American participation as new senior partner Japan hoped for an agreement in
The Philippines could be hoping for good deals in China’s “New Silk Road” summit, a former Philippine envoy said 1 May. Former Ambassador Apolinario Lozada Jr. said this could be the reason behind Manila leading
China won approval from Southeast Asian leaders on 29 Apr at a meeting where U.S. allies in Asia have previously criticized Beijing over its actions in disputed maritime territory. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations,
Finance Minister Apisak Tantivorawong has asked the Board of Investment (BoI) to explain the lack of growth in new applications in 1Q17 despite the strong incentives on offer. Mr Apisak spoke after chairing a discussion
Singapore bank loans rose 6.3% in Mar 17 from a year earlier, on the back of stronger lending to businesses, especially firms in the business service, general commerce and logistics sectors, central bank data showed