ADB ratchets up Asia’ GDP growth forecast

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) forecasts in its latest report that Asia’s economy will expand by 6 percent in 2017, driven by stronger-than-expected exports and domestic consumption.

  • Vanuatu re-ignites WTO accession process

    Thirteen years after Vanuatu applied to join the World Trade Organisation, or WTO, it has now decided to resume discussions to accede to the world multilateral trading body.

  • Brunei keen to import more rice from Thailand: Yingluck

    BANGKOK, Sept. 11 (Xinhua) -- Thailand's Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said on Sunday that Brunei is keen to buy more jasmine rice from Thailand after returning from her official visit to Brunei as part of her ASEAN tour, state-run media MCOT reported.

  • Textile and garment sector eyes alternative markets - With exports to their traditional markets tending to decline due to economic turbulence, the Vietnam’s textile and garment sector is eyeing other alternatives to maintain growth.

  • Doha not working, new approach needed - U.S. official

    SASKATOON, Saskatchewan, Sept 9 (Reuters) - Attempts by the World Trade Organisation to broker a sweeping liberalization of world trade won't succeed without a new approach at December's WTO meetings in Geneva, a U.S. trade official said on Thursday.

  • China keeps word to WTO along bumpy road

    XIAMEN, Sept. 9 (Xinhua) -- It takes about five years of intricate talks on average for a candidate nation to join the World Trade Organization (WTO), but for China, such a process took 15 years plus five months.

  • WTO Backs US Tax On Chinese Tyres

    The World Trade Organization (WTO) Appellate Body has found in favour of the United States in a dispute brought by China challenging the imposition of additional duties on imports of Chinese tyres.

  • EU-Singapore Trade Pact In The Offing

    Following his meeting with Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Long, the President of the European Commission, Jose Manuel Barroso said that a comprehensive Free Trade Agreement between the EU and Singapore will likely be finalized "very soon".

  • China launches anti-dumping probe into steel tubes from EU, Japan

    BEIJING, Sept. 8 (Xinhua) -- China's Ministry of Commerce on Thursday declared anti-dumping investigations into certain High-performance Stainless Steel Seamless Tubes from the European Union and Japan.