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APEC seeks boost to food security, sustainable agriculture growth

Việt Nam strongly support promoting co-operation in water management for sustainable agricultural development among APEC members, a senior Vietnamese official told the first APEC Water Resources Authorities Meeting for Food Security that opened in Cần Thơ yesterday.

  • South Asia's greater integration in Asia

    The regional integration and cooperation initiative in South Asia started with the formation of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) in 1985. SAARC includes Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, the Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka

  • Asean, India ministers aim to bridge gaps for trade pact

    MINISTERS from Asean countries and India plan to work together to resolve key issues related to a proposed regional free-trade pact when they meet next month in Manila, Commerce Minister Apiradi Tantraporn said yesterday.

  • The Asean Economic Community: A work in progress

    THE Chairman’s Statement during the last Asean Summit (April 2017) drew a bright picture of future Asean economic growth prospects. “Asean’s combined GDP stood at $2.55 trillion in the first half of 2016, with a robust year-on-year real GDP growth rate of 4.7 percent despite the challenging global environment The region’s economic growth is expected to accelerate to 4.8 percent in 2017, supported by solid growth of private consumption and investment as well as expansionary fiscal policy.

  • The future of Philippine-US relations

    AMERICA, undeniably, is the most popular nation with Filipinos than any sovereign state we interact with in this world. This Filipino mindset started in 1898 when, for $20 million, the US replaced Spain as our colonial master under the 1898 Treaty of Paris. This is easy to understand because the Spaniards oppressed us socially, culturally, economically and politically for almost 400 years.

  • Prodded by Trump, U.S., Canada and Mexico Prepare to Renegotiate Trade Deal

    The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) came into force in January 1994. It was an unprecedented symbol of cooperation between the U.S., Canada and Mexico and has since set the tone for the amicable relationship between the three neighboring countries, even with lingering, and new, disputes.

  • India negotiating 21 trade agreements with different countries: Minister

    Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday said the government was in the process of negotiating 21 trade agreements with different countries, including Israel and Mauritius.

  • PHL to explore expanded trade, investment with Czech Republic

    THE PHILIPPINES and the Czech Republic signed an agreement to increase trade and investment between the two countries, as Manila seeks to shift trade relations to non-traditional trading partners, the Department of Trade and Industry said in a statement.

  • Canada assigns $13 million to support FTA with Ukraine

    Canada has allocated $13 million for the program of the development and support of an agreement on a free trade area (FTA) between Ukraine and Canada, Charge d’Affaires, Head of Development Cooperation at the Canadian Embassy in Ukraine Karim Morcos has said.