pacific trade negotiators reach landmark deal fight for approval to follow Pacific trade negotiators reach landmark deal, fight for approval to follow

11:31 | 06/10/2015 Global Economy

Pacific trade ministers have reached a deal on the most sweeping trade liberalisation pact in a generation that will cut trade barriers and set common standards for 12 countries, an official familiar with the talks said on October 5.
apec ministers seek to promote sme integration APEC ministers seek to promote SME integration

11:47 | 30/09/2015 Global Economy

Ministers from the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Forum gathered at a meeting in the Philippines on September 25 to seek support policies for micro-small-, small- and medium-sized enterprises (MSME) to enter the global market.
commodity exporters set to lose 1pc of economic growth imf Commodity exporters set to lose 1pc of economic growth: IMF

14:12 | 29/09/2015 Global Economy

The International Monetary Fund has warned that commodity exporting countries like Australia face a further economic slowdown over the next two years if commodity prices keep falling.
us called for talks on asia pacific trade deal US called for talks on Asia-Pacific trade deal

16:10 | 28/09/2015 Global Economy

The US called for the next round of ministerial meeting for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement next week in a bid to clinch the deal, Office of the United States Trade Representative announced on September 24.
singapore strengthens measures to protect investors Singapore strengthens measures to protect investors

15:34 | 25/09/2015 Global Economy

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) will strengthen its regulatory framework to safeguard investor interests by proposing amendments to the Securities and Futures Act (SFA) that will be discussed at the country’s parliament next year.
adb forecasts robust cambodian economic growth ADB forecasts robust Cambodian economic growth

14:52 | 24/09/2015 Global Economy

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) forecasts 7 percent gross domestic product (GDP) growth for Cambodia in 2015 and 7.2 percent in 2016, according to the bank’s Asian Development Outlook Update report released on September 22.
urgent measures launched to stimulate thai economy pm says Urgent measures launched to stimulate Thai economy, PM says

15:10 | 22/09/2015 Global Economy

The Thai government has launched urgent measures to stimulate the country’s economy, Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha said in a televised programme “Returning Happiness to the People” broadcast last week.
foreign petroleum firms to halt investments in indonesia Foreign petroleum firms to halt investments in Indonesia

11:43 | 21/09/2015 Global Economy

A large number of foreign investors in the oil and gas industry operating in Indonesia – one of the leading oil exporters in Asia – have decided to discontinue their business projects due to the country’s complicated procedures.
us confident tpp to be signed this year US “confident” TPP to be signed this year

11:14 | 18/09/2015 Global Economy

US President Barack Obama on Wednesday expressed optimism that a Trans-Pacific Partnership deal can be reached before the end of the year, despite disputes over rules for key sectors.
eu extends sanctions against russia for 6 months EU extends sanctions against Russia for 6 months

11:50 | 17/09/2015 Global Economy

The European Union (EU) will extend sanctions on Russian and Ukrainian individuals and legal entities related to the conflict in eastern Ukraine and Moscow's annexation of Ukraine's Crimea region last March.
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