Monthly Archives: November 2013

Bangladesh, US sign trade deal

Bangladesh and the United States signed a trade agreement on Monday in a move Dhaka hoped would bolster a relationship damaged by the deadly collapse of a garment factory earlier this year. Dhaka’s foreign ministry said the Trade and Investment … Continue reading

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Singapore, Zhejiang to speed up and deepen collaboration

Singapore and Zhejiang are to speed up and deepen collaboration in areas including financial services. The Singapore-Zhejiang Economic and Trade Council (SZETC) will be looking into that effort as it enters its second decade, said the Singapore secretariat for the … Continue reading

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China, Eastern Europe pledge to boost ties, heed EU rules

China and 16 Central and Eastern European countries pledged on Tuesday to boost two-way investment and trade, insisting that EU regulations will be met. “China eyes cooperation in infrastructure, communications, high-speed railway projects, which will lead to massive investment and … Continue reading

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Thailand and Myanmar to forge ahead with bilateral cooperation

The Thailand and Myanmar joint commission (JC) on bilateral cooperation on November 22nd ended on a good note, with both sides agreeing on border development aimed at increasing Myanmar’s capacities and strengthening connectivity between the two nations. The meeting was … Continue reading

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India, Vietnam agree to expand oil exploration in South China Sea

India and Vietnam have agreed to expand oil exploration in the South China Sea, which is a politically sensitive area because of overlapping territorial claims by regional countries including China. A total of eight agreements — covering energy, defence and … Continue reading

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US Treasury chief sees Asia-Pacific trade deal by year-end

US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew on Friday expressed confidence that an ambitious Asia-Pacific free trade pact under negotiation can be clinched by the end of this year. “While we still have work to do, my conversations leave me with the … Continue reading

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Malaysia’s economy picks up steam unexpectedly

Malaysia’s economy grew at a better-than-expected 5.0 percent on year in the third quarter fuelled by robust domestic demand and an improvement in exports, the central bank said on Friday. The economy expanded 4.4 percent in the second quarter. The … Continue reading

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