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Thursday, December 26, 2013
Sluggish economic performance in Asia hurts local exports
Sluggish economic performance in Asia has contributed to Taiwan's recent worse-than-expected export numbers, the Taiwan Institute of Economic Research (TIER, 台灣經濟研究院) said yesterday.
Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on Tuesday called for concerted efforts to develop both domestic and foreign markets, saying Vietnam should make full use of opportunities created by its international commitments.
It's not news that Hyundai Motor and its affiliate Kia Motors are behind on including women among their board members or highest-paid executives like other manufacturing companies here.
Thursday, December 19, 2013
Asia business sentiment falls in Q4 as global worries weigh
Business sentiment among Asia's top companies dropped sharply in the fourth quarter, extending last quarter's declines, with global economic uncertainty and rising costs weighing on the region's firms, a Thomson Reuters/INSEAD survey showed.
Thursday, December 12, 2013
The failure to finalize a landmark trans-Pacific trade pact this year as planned has dealt a blow to President Barack Obama's policy pivot to Asia.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Expectations are growing that an ambitious trade pact between a dozen nations around the Pacific Rim may be wrapped up in 2-3 months, with signs that political desire for a deal is trumping a string of technical difficulties in drawing it up.
Sunday, December 8, 2013
WTO reaches first trade reform deal
The World Trade Organization reached its first ever trade reform deal on Saturday to the roar of approval from nearly 160 ministers who had gathered on the Indonesian island of Bali to decide on the make-or-break agreement that could add US$1 trillion to the global economy.
Saturday, November 30, 2013
Asian trade powerhouse South Korea took a step closer on Friday to joining 12-nation talks aimed at slashing trade barriers between nations making up about 40 percent of the world economy.
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
The World Bank cut its 2013 growth forecast for East Asia's developing countries on Monday, reflecting regional powerhouse China's slowdown plus the looming end of the United States' cheap-money stimulus policy.
Friday, October 4, 2013
Bangladesh has begun work on its first nuclear power plant, which is to have two Russian-designed reactors and cost up to US$4 billion.
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