FOREIGN Minister Vivian Balakrishnan on Monday made a pitch for India to keep the faith with "the mother of all trade agreements" which is approaching the final stretch of negotiations between...

EDITORIAL

BY MOST accounts, Thailand's hosting of the 34th Asean Summit in Bangkok over the weekend was largely a success. The meetings - involving all 10 of the regional bloc's leaders including Singapore...

[WASHINGTON] Singapore's trade minister said on Wednesday he was hopeful that an Asia-wide trade pact, which is backed by China and excludes the United States, could be sealed by the end of...

CHINA has sought talks with India to allay concerns on a regional free trade pact it is spearheading, two people familiar with the matter said, as Beijing seeks newer markets amid the ongoing...

ASEAN SUMMIT 2018

AS negotiations to create the world's largest free-trade area drag on into the new year and beyond, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said he is confident that a deal for the Regional...

THE global political and economic landscape of 2018 is one characterised by the protectionist stance of the Trump administration, rising populism and festering US-China trade relations. And the...

ASEAN SUMMIT 2018

THE much-awaited finalisation of the Asean-led Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) will not materialise by the end of 2018 as initially hoped, confirmed Prime Minister Lee Hsien...

OPINION

THE global spotlight turns to the Asia-Pacific this week, with world leaders from Russia to Australia and India to Canada attending the Asean and Apec summits. With states in attendance accounting...

THE much-awaited finalisation of the Asean-led Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) will not materialise by the end of 2018 as initially hoped, confirmed Singapore Prime Minister Lee...

ASEAN SUMMIT 2018

A CHINA-backed bid to complete the world's largest trade deal - without the United States - was pushed back to 2019 after Asia-Pacific trade ministers failed to agree on key terms at a...