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Southeast Asian leaders affirm free trade goals

Southeast Asian leaders pose for family photo during ASEAN Leaders Gathering ont the sidelines of International Monetary Fund and World Bank Annual Meeting 2018 in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia on Oct......»»

Category: newsSource: philippinetimes philippinetimesOct 12th, 2018

Davao biz leaders to ASEAN: unite vs terror, negotiate as one bloc for trade pacts

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/10 November) – The 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) must sit down and think as one community to address terrorism and negotiate as one bloc with major global trading partners for free trade agreements in the 31st ASEAN Summit slated in Manila next week, business leaders from Davao City said Friday. Ronald Go, […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsNov 10th, 2017

Chinese premier to attend key meetings in Manila

Wang Shouwen, vice-minister of commerce, said China will support the leading role of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in the proposed free trade agreement talks and for their successful conclusion at an early date.   The 16 leaders will evaluate progress and exchange views on negotiations, which are at a crucial stage, he said.   The meeting was proposed by Asean and the Philippines, this year's Asean chair, he said. China continues to support the rolethat the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership can play in regional development and prosperity.   Premier Li Keqiang will attend a series of high-level meetings in the Philippines fromNov...Keep on reading: Chinese premier to attend key meetings in Manila.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 7th, 2017

PROC’s role evolves

The recent holding of the back-to-back summits of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) affirmed the People’s Republic of China (PROC) as the new champion of free trade taking over the reins from the United States. “The blooming relations of both countries are expected to result in a […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsNov 20th, 2018

US Vice President Presses Asian Leaders on Rohingya, Maritime Dispute

SINGAPORE - While leaders from 10 Southeast Asian countries largely discussed trade in Singapore Wednesday, participating U.S. Vice President Mike Pence focused on keeping Asian seas open internati.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsNov 14th, 2018

US Vice President Presses Asian Leaders on Rohingya, Maritime Dispute

SINGAPORE - While leaders from 10 Southeast Asian countries largely discussed trade in Singapore Wednesday, participating U.S. Vice President Mike Pence focused on keeping Asian seas open internati.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsNov 14th, 2018

Singapore PM warns Asean about threats to economic growth

SINGAPORE --- Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong warned Southeast Asian leaders about threats against international rules that underpin world stability and economic growth. "The international order is at a turning point," Lee said at the opening ceremony here of the summit of the 10-nation Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean). "The existing free, open and rules-based multilateral system, which has underpinned Asean's growth and stability, has come under stress," Lee said. U.S. President Donald Trump's "America First" foreign policy and his resistance to multilateral agreements and institutions are viewed as an affront and a challenge in a region whose modern ...Keep on reading: Singapore PM warns Asean about threats to economic growth.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 13th, 2018

ASEAN summit puts focus on trade tensions, trends

The potential damage to the global trade brought on by President Donald Trump's tariffs battle with Beijing is looming as leaders of Southeast Asian nations, China, the U.S. and other regional economies meet in Singapore this week......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 13th, 2018

Merkel calls for free trade as EU, Asia meet

BRUSSELS, Belgium – German Chancellor Angela Merkel issued a rallying call for free trade Friday, October 19, as EU and Asian leaders met to unite in defiance of US President Donald Trump's "America first" approach. As disputes fester with Washington, the EU wants to use the 12th summit of the Asia-Europe ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 19th, 2018

President Duterte to Attend ASEAN Leaders’ Gathering in Indonesia

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is set to attend the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Leaders’ Gathering in Bali, Indonesia on October 11. President Duterte will meet with the other ASEAN leaders to discuss issues related to the theme: “Achieving SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) and Overcoming Development Gap Through Regional and Global Collaborative Actions.” “The […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsOct 9th, 2018

Plan to upgrade China-Asean trade agreement unveiled

NANNING/BEIJING --- China will work with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations to upgrade a strategic partnership and build a closer community of a shared future, Vice-Premier Han Zheng said at the opening ceremony of the 15th China-Asean Expo in Nanning, capital of the Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region,on Wednesday.   China welcomes Asean countries aboard the express train of China's economic development, Han said, and will share the dividends of economic growth withAsean. Han announced that China will work withAsean to upgrade the China-Asean Free Trade Agreement signed in 2004 and accelerate talks for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership.   ...Keep on reading: Plan to upgrade China-Asean trade agreement unveiled.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 13th, 2018

Son feels ashamed after South Korea s upset loss to Malaysia

By John Pye, Associated Press BANDUNG, Indonesia (AP) — In his last start a week ago Son Heung-min helped Tottenham to a win in the Premier League. In his last start in a South Korea jersey Son scored late in a World Cup upset group stage win over 2014 champion Germany in late June. He was a long way from there on Friday, when his belated start to the Asian Games ended in a 2-1 loss to Malaysia that left him feeling ashamed in front of 4,125 fans on the outskirts of Bandung, the capital of Indonesia's West Java province. After getting permission from Tottenham to pursue a gold medal that would earn him an exemption from national military service, Son finally got on the field in the 57th minute of South Korea's second group game. By then, the defending champions were down 2-0 after a pair of first-half goals from Safawi Rasid and all the warnings Son had given his young teammates about the potential threats of every opponent appeared to have gone unheeded. "I feel ashamed about this shocking loss," Son said in Korean. "The players sort of took it easy. After the Malaysians scored two goals, the players were perplexed." He was unable to spark a comeback win at SI Jalak Harupat Stadium, the art deco-inspired 27,000-seat stadium that is set amid volcanic hills and tea plantations about a four-hour drive southeast of Jakarta. Son had some good touches but, after Hwang Ui-jo scored for South Korea in the 87th, he pushed a long-range free kick wide in the last minute. South Korea had more than two-thirds of the possession and took 14 shots to Malaysia's five but lacked finish in the front third and were exposed early in defense. Defense is the key for this South Korean team. A gold medal will exempt them from 21 months of military service, an obligation Son is otherwise expected to start within the next two years. That's the kind of commitment that could hurt his playing career. He's at the Asian Games in Indonesia as one of the three wildcard — or overage players — in the under-23 South Korean squad. And he's one of four members of South Korea's World Cup squad selected for the roster, along with Hwang Hee-chan, Lee Seung-woo and goalkeeper Jo Hyeon-woo. Only one of them — Hwang — started against Malaysia. South Korea coach Kim Hak-bum admitted he made a tactical blunder by rotating his players too early in the tournament. "That was my mistake ... I regret that," Kim said through a translator. "Because of today's result we've got a difficult pathway to the finals. First place and second place in this group is quite different in the round of 16 ... but we'll get through." Kim responded to question about Son's limited playing time by saying the star player had only been with the squad a couple of days and his fitness and condition had to be properly managed. The 25-team tournament is not officially recognized by FIFA, but Tottenham allowed the 26-year-old Son to leave England after the 2-1 win at Newcastle. Son missed South Korea's run to the Asian Games title in 2014 because he was not released by former club Bayer Leverkusen, adding to the pressure on him to win gold this time. "I should have controlled the game better and helped the (young) players in their mind controls — I feel a big responsibility for that," Son said. "I and our coach told players that we could face a big trouble if we lowered our guard. Of course, this thing should not happen, but I feel very relieved that this happened during the group preliminaries. I hope our players have learned that." South Korea will round out the group stage against Kyrgyzstan on Monday and will need a big win to restore confidence ahead of the knockout stage. Malaysia leads Group E with two wins and is three points clear of South Korea, which had opened its campaign by thrashing Bahrain 6-0 on Wednesday. Bahrain and Kyrgyzstan had a 2-2 draw Friday to pick up their first points of the tournament and remain in contention. The top two teams from each group and four best-performing third-placed teams advance to the round of 16......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 18th, 2018

Asean seen pledging to fight protectionism

SINGAPORE: Southeast Asian leaders are expected to rally against protectionism at a summit in Singapore this weekend amid fears that tit-for-tat tariffs between the US and China could escalate into a global trade war. A region of around 650 million people, Southeast Asia is home to some of the world’s fastest growing economies, thanks largely [...] The post Asean seen pledging to fight protectionism appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsApr 28th, 2018

Indonesia wants Australia as full ASEAN member

  Indonesian President Joko Widodo wants Australia to become a full member of ASEAN, signaling Friday he is keen on Canberra playing a bigger regional role in defense, trade and security matters.   His comments come with Australia hosting a special summit of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) leaders in Sydney, as China increasingly flexes its muscle and the threat of violent extremism grows.   "I think it's a good idea," Widodo told the Sydney Morning Herald, referring to Australia joining ASEAN -- the first time an Indonesian president has endorsed the concept.   "Because our region will be better, (for) stability, economic stabi...Keep on reading: Indonesia wants Australia as full ASEAN member.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 16th, 2018

Indonesia wants Australia as full Asean member

SYDNEY: Indonesian President Joko Widodo wants Australia to become a full member of Asean, signaling on Friday he is keen on Canberra playing a bigger regional role in defense, trade and security matters. His comments come with Australia hosting a special summit of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) leaders in Sydney, as China increasingly [...] The post Indonesia wants Australia as full Asean member appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMar 16th, 2018

Singapore chairmanship of Asean welcomed

IF the Philippines was able to get the support of Southeast Asian leaders in pushing for a drug-free region during its chairmanship of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), anti-corruption advocates are hoping that Singapore’s hosting of Asean in 2018 would pave way for a corruption-free Asean. Dante Jimenez, head of the Volunteers Against [...] The post Singapore chairmanship of Asean welcomed appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsNov 15th, 2017

MSMEs must benefit from free trade, Robredo tells ASEAN businessmen

MANILA, Philippines – Vice President Leni Robredo urged entrepreneurs from Southeast Asia to push for inclusive growth that would benefit even micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs). Robredo delivered the keynote speech during the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Business and Investment Summit on Tuesday, November 14, at ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 14th, 2017

Trump open to US-PH free trade deal

The United States will consider a possible free trade agreement (FTA) with the Philippines following a bilateral meeting during the ongoing Association of Southeast Asian Nations Summit, a Cabinet official said. “[W]e were able to raise to President (Donald) Trump and US delegation the growing trade between the two countries,” Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez told [...] The post Trump open to US-PH free trade deal appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsNov 14th, 2017

Trump open to US-PH free trade deal

The United States will consider a possible free trade agreement (FTA) with the Philippines following a bilateral meeting during the ongoing Association of Southeast Asian Nations Summit, a Cabinet official said. “[W]e were able to raise to President (Donald) Trump and US delegation the growing trade between the two countries,” Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez told… link: Trump open to US-PH free trade deal.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsNov 13th, 2017

Duterte pushes for free trade deal during talks with Trump

      President Rodrigo Duterte has pushed for a free trade agreement (FTA) during his bilateral talks with US President Donald Trumpat the sidelines of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), a Palace spokesperson saidMonday.   Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said the FTA with the United States aims to reduce quotas and tariffs in the importation of goods.   "There was also a discussion on trade. The Philippines expressed a view that they're appreciative of the general system of preference and suggested that free trade agreement also be concluded between the US and the Philippines," Roque, who was present during the mee...Keep on reading: Duterte pushes for free trade deal during talks with Trump.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 13th, 2017

Hong Kong, Southeast Asian nations sign free-trade pact

MANILA — Hong Kong signed a free-trade agreement and an investment deal yesterday with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in pacts that it said are a.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 13th, 2017