THOUGH the ink has barely dried on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), several parties are already interested in joining the trade pact, said Singapore's chief negotiator...

[HONG KONG] Hong Kong hopes to be part of the first group of economies to join the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) after the agreement takes effect, Financial Secretary Paul...

INDIA'S absence from the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) raises important questions about the country's future role in the Asian continent: has New Delhi self-isolated to its...

MEGA TRADE DEAL

NEWS of a trade pact formed between China and 14 other Asia-Pacific countries lifted Asian markets on Monday, which were also driven further along by positive news on the vaccine development front...

OPINION

SUNDAY'S milestone signing of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) ushers in a new era of trade and investment openness, diversity and resilience to South-east Asia and its...

MEGA TRADE DEAL: NEWS ANALYSIS

EIGHT long years and 46 rounds of negotiations - with plenty of "blood, sweat and tears" along the way, as Malaysia's trade minister recently put it - bore fruit on Sunday as the world's largest...

MEGA TRADE DEAL

CALLS for more onshore production are not a sustainable answer to supply chain disruption amid Covid-19, Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing suggested.

THE Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) contains 20 chapters on topics such as trade in goods and services and investment, as well as emerging areas, such as intellectual property...

SHIFTING supply chains closer to home is not a sustainable strategy, despite calls for more onshore production amid the global disruption of the Covid-19 pandemic, Minister for Trade and Industry...

TENSIONS between the United States and China will not disappear any time soon, but Senior Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam is still optimistic about the outlook for Asean.