Stepping up to tackle regional integration
Asia urged to forge region-wide free trade bloc
Costlier loans not to deter Asian nations from energy projects
India Needs Education Push to Stay Ahead of China in IT
ASEAN economic ministers to sign road map to integrate logistics services to cut trade costs
Abe hails ties with India as ‘crucial’
Japan-funded E. Asia economic think tank unveiled in Manila+
Govt eyes 40 Japan-India projects
ASEAN+3, a win-win road for integration of East Asia
Singaporean PM says Southeast Asian nations must integrate to survive
Vietnam seeks to trade with Myanmar through East-West economic corridor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Stepping up to tackle regional integration

Uni-iapro.org, 28 August 2007

Unions at UNI-Asia Pacific’s Conference in Kuala Lumpur were urged to work closely together to ensure that there is a social dimension to the rapidly developing economic integration in South East Asia. ASEAN is fast tracking market freedoms in 12 key sectors by 2010 and wants to construct a full economic community and single market by 2015. There’s even the possibility that the move could stimulate a wider single market with other countries from Japan to China and India getting involved.

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Asia urged to forge region-wide free trade bloc

BusinessWorld, 24 August 2007

Speaking at a symposium of the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), ADB President Haruhiko Kuroda said the sheer size of the Asia-Pacific region has brought a rapid expansion of free trade agreements (FTAs).

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http://www.bworldonline.com/BW082407/content.php?id=052

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Costlier loans not to deter Asian nations from energy projects
Reuters, Livemint.com, 22 August 2007

Funding for energy infrastructure projects in Asia will get more expensive as banks tighten credit lines, but it is unlikely to stop Asian countries from pursuing expansion plans, according to a senior banker.

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http://www.livemint.com/2007/08/22004419/Costlier-loans-not-to-deter-As.html

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India Needs Education Push to Stay Ahead of China in IT
The Sydney Morning Herald, 22 August 2007

India must make a huge push in education and infrastructure to ensure it is not overtaken by China as a global outsourcing destination, a top industry body warned. China is unlikely to surpass India "in any significant manner over the next three to five years," said Kiran Karnik, president of the Nasscom.

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http://www.smh.com.au/news/Technology/India-needs-education-push-to-stay-ahead-of-China-in-IT/2007/08/22/1187462281606.html

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ASEAN economic ministers to sign road map to integrate logistics services to cut trade costs
International Herald Tribune, 22 August 2007

Southeast Asian countries are moving closer toward integration with a proposed road map to integrate freight, transport and other logistics services to move goods more cheaply and efficiently.

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http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/08/22/business/AS-FIN-ASEAN-Integration.php

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Abe hails ties with India as ‘crucial’
The Financial Times, 20 August 2007

In the course of the three-day state visit, during which Mr Abe will address a joint session of parliament and visit Calcutta, India will seek assurances from Japan that it will not oppose the Indo-US civil nuclear cooperation agreement in the 45-member Nuclear Suppliers Group. The two countries will also review progress towards a comprehensive economic partnership, which aims to kick-start their business relationship.

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http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2e7c764c-4f38-11dc-b485-0000779fd2ac,_i_nbePage=ff3cbaf6-3024-11da-ba9f-00000e2511c8.html

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Japan-funded E. Asia economic think tank unveiled in Manila+
Brietbart.com, 17 August 2007

A Japanese government trade group announced the creation of an economic research institute designed to hasten economic growth and integration of 16 East Asian countries, with an initial endowment of 1 billion yen from the Japanese government.

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http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D8R2N7EG1&show_article=1&cat=0


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Govt eyes 40 Japan-India projects
The Yomiuri Shimbun, 16 August 2007

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe aims to conclude an agreement with India to promote about 40 projects aimed at increasing cultural, academic and other exchanges during his forthcoming visit to the country, according to the government sources.

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http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/world/20070816TDY01007.htm

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ASEAN+3, a win-win road for integration of East Asia
Chinaview.cn, 8 August 2007

On the last day of July, just days before the 40th Anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), foreign ministers from the 10 ASEAN member countries and China, Japan and South Korea (10+3) gathered in Manila of the Philippines to discuss issues including economy, politics and security.

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http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2007-08/08/content_6497907.htm

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Singaporean PM says Southeast Asian nations must integrate to survive
International Herald Tribune, August 7, 2007

Southeast Asian nations must integrate or risk becoming irrelevant in a global economy in which investors are focused on the emergence of Asian giants China and India, Singapore's Prime Minister.

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Vietnam seeks to trade with Myanmar through East-West economic corridor
People’s Daily Online, 7 August 2007

Vietnam is seeking to develop transit trade with Myanmar through the East-West Economic Corridor Highway covered by the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS)- Economic Cooperation Program, according to local media report.

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http://english.people.com.cn/90001/90778/6233828.html

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