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...

THE multilateral trading system is facing mounting challenges in recent times as countries grow increasingly inward-looking and protectionist, with some blaming free trade for exacerbating...

INDIA and Singapore reaffirmed the importance of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) during the visit of Minister-in-Charge of Trade Relations S Iswaran to India.

NOT too long from now, iconic and quintessential American Harley-Davidson bikes will roll off a new assembly line located in an industrial estate in the Thailand’s Rayong province.