Vietnam remains largest winner from Trans-Pacific trade pact without US: experts

While U.S. inclusion would add 'heft' to the deal, it is still expected to boost exports and attract more foreign investment.

  • CPTPP wobbles over foreign investor rights

    With the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) now signed and awaiting ratification by the member states, the issue of investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) is again being debated.

  • S. Korea, U.S. to hold third round of FTA talks this week

    South Korea and the United States will hold the third round of talks on amending the free trade agreement (FTA) between the two nations in Washington this week, Seoul's trade ministry said Wednesday.

  • Moving from defence to offence on trade strategy

    The trade architecture in East Asia — the most dynamic region in the global economy — is up for grabs. The very system on which regional arrangements are built is under threat.

  • Asia Pacific history trumps Indo-Pacific fantasy

    The idea of the Asia Pacific is as old as World War II. The tides of nationalist awakening connected the Indian anti-colonial movements, along with a handful of Arab nationalists, to Southeast Asia, China and Japan.

  • Vietnam, Australia to set up strategic partnership in PM’s visit

    Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will sign the Joint Statement on establishing the Vietnam – Australia Strategic Partnership during the Vietnamese PM's visit to Australia, creating the political and legal framework for the two countries' relations to develop in the coming time.

  • EU to reinforce cooperation with Cambodia

    The European Union (EU) has affirmed it would consolidate relations with Cambodia at the 10th EU-Cambodia Joint Committee meeting in Brussels, Belgium, from March 12-14, according to Fresh News, the most read news website in Cambodia.

  • Asean must stand united amid 'tidal pulls' in changing world: PM Lee

    Changing power structures in the region should not lead to fault lines within Asean, says PM Lee

  • Asean-Australia Special Summit marks step toward a deeper relationship

    THIS weekend, Asean leaders will be in Sydney to attend the first Asean-Australia Special Summit. Proposed by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull at the first Asean-Australia Biennial Summit in Laos in 2016, the event will include a leaders’ summit and retreat, a business summit, and a counter-terrorism conference.