Category Archives: Business and Finance

BACKGROUNDER: CHRONOLOGY OF ASEAN SUMMITS

SINGAPORE, April 25 (NNN-Xinhua) — Leaders of the 10 member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) gather here from April 25 to April 28 for their 32nd summit and related meetings. Singapore, the rotating chair of ASEAN… Read More

BACKGROUNDER: CHRONOLOGY OF ASEAN SUMMITS

SINGAPORE, April 25 (NNN-Xinhua) — Leaders of the 10 member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) gather here from April 25 to April 28 for their 32nd summit and related meetings. Singapore, the rotating chair of ASEAN… Read More

EU Seeks to Join China-US Steel Dispute at WTO

BRUSSELS The European Union asked on Monday to join a dispute brought by China to the World Trade Organization over U.S. import tariffs on steel and aluminum, just over a week before U.S. President Trump decides whether they should apply… Read More

China’s Reform Pledges Fail to Impress

BEIJING China has made a series of market opening pledges over the past week, but analysts said the moves are unlikely to help Beijing and Washington take any steps toward resolving their differences or advance negotiations. Instead, frustrations are growing… Read More

EU Pushes to Approve Japan Trade Deal

BRUSSELS The European Commission will put forward a proposed free-trade agreement with Japan for fast-track approval Wednesday, hoping to avoid a repeat of the public protests that nearly derailed a trade pact with Canada two years ago.The European Union and… Read More

ASEAN’S TOGETHERNESS PIVOTAL FOR A SUCCESSFUL REGION

KUALA LUMPUR, The togetherness of ASEAN members is pivotal in achieving the goals to create a safer and more stable region, and to emerge as the most successful region, Malaysia’s Defence Minister Hishammuddin Tun Hussein said. Speaking at the Putrajaya… Read More

CHINA, ASEAN LAUNCH JOINT LABORATORY PROGRAMME TO ENHANCE INNOVATION CO-OPERATION

BEIJING, China and the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) have launched a joint laboratory programme to enhance innovation cooperation, says China’s Minister of Science and Technology, Wang Zhigang.China has built a series of excellent joint laboratories and promoted… Read More