G20 sees need for 'dialogue,' fails to defuse trade war threat

The world’s financial leaders rejected protectionism on Tuesday and urged “further dialogue” on trade, but failed to defuse the threat of a trade war days before U.S. metals tariffs take effect and Washington is to announce measures against China.

  • ASEAN-Australia Special Summit opens

    The first ASEAN-Australia Special Summit opened in Sydney on March 16, in the presence of Australia’s Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, and leaders of ASEAN nations including Vietnamese PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc.

  • CPTPP: A victory for reason in trade

    Two distinct styles of international leadership were on display last week. In one case, U.S. President Donald Trump imposed steep tariffs on steel and aluminum to help restore his country’s steel producers

  • 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.