ASEAN Signs Pacts for Economic Union
Financial Express, 9 December 2006
Rise of India, China should not worry the West: Manmohan
Hindu Business Line, 8 December 2006
ADB Forecasts Slower Growth in East Asia in 2007
VOA.com, December 7, 2006
Asian Development Bank urges unity on dollar's fall
International Herald Tribune, December 7, 2006
Economics top Manmohan's agenda for Japan, ASEAN meet next week
December 6, 2006
Japan Should Look Towards Asian Neighbours In EAC Initiative
Bernama.com, December 6, 2006
Singh unhappy with level of Japan trade
Daily Yomiuri Online, December 6, 2006
2nd East Asian summit will discuss cooperation in energy, bird flu and disaster
People’s Daily Online, December 5, 2006
Kalla wants 'Asian values' in trade deal
The Jakarta Post, December 1, 2006




































ASEAN Signs Pacts for Economic Union
Financial Express, 9 December 2006

Southeast Asian trade ministers hastily signed four agreements aimed at speeding up regional economic union after the high-profile summit of Asian leaders this weekend was postponed due to a typhoon.

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Rise of India, China should not worry the West: Manmohan
Hindu Business Line, 8 December 2006

The Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh, at the inauguration of the London School of Economics third Asia Forum, said that the rise of Asian industrial economies should not worry the West as a dynamic Asia could power global growth and provide new opportunities for growth for Europe and North America. He further suggested that the LSE must study the growth dynamics in Asia and their implications for the world economy.

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ADB Forecasts Slower Growth in East Asia in 2007
DVOA.com, 7 December 2006

The Asian Development Bank expects GDP growth in East Asian economies to be 4.4 percent on average in 2007, down from 4.9 percent this year. In its twice-yearly review of the East Asian regional economy, launched in Hong Kong on Thursday, the ADB says it expects an economic slowdown in the United States and Europe in 2007.


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Asian Development Bank urges unity on dollar's fall
International Herald Tribune, December 7, 2006

A senior Asian Development Bank official predicted Thursday that the dollar was likely to decline further and called for East Asian countries to make sure that their currencies appreciate in unison - and do not start swinging sharply in value relative to one another.

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Economics top Manmohan's agenda for Japan, ASEAN meet next week
December 6, 2006

India is set to expand its strategic and economic ties with Japan and Southeast Asia when Prime Minister Manmohan Singh goes on a six-day tour to Japan and the Philippines Dec 11.

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Japan Should Look Towards Asian Neighbours In EAC Initiative
Bernama.com, December 06, 2006

Japan, as one of the initiators of the proposed East Asian Community (EAC), can assist in accelerating its establishment if it places its "two feet" in Asia instead, says a noted Japanese academician.

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Singh unhappy with level of Japan trade
Takashi Kikuchi / Yomiuri Shimbun Correspondent, Daily Yomiuri Online, 6 December 2006

During an exclusive interview with The Yomiuri Shimbun, Prime Minister of India said India was "very keen that we [Japan and India] should accelerate the tempo" of the realization of an EPA between the two countries that would center on a free trade agreement. His statement indicated he felt trade and investment between the countries were disproportionately small given the size of the Japanese economy and India's potential for growth.


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2nd East Asian summit will discuss cooperation in energy, bird flu and disaster

People’s Daily Online, 5 December 2006

In an written interview with Xinhua, Philippine Undersecretary for Foreign Affairs Erlinda Basilio said that the 2nd East Asian Summit to be held next week in Cebu will address pressing issues in security and economic fields, namely energy security, education, finance, bird flu and communicable diseases, and disaster mitigation.

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Kalla wants 'Asian values' in trade deal
Abdul Khalik and Andi Haswidi, The Jakarta Post, December 1 2006

Stressing that closer economic cooperation among East Asian countries is the key to increased prosperity, Vice President Jusuf Kalla has urged businesspeople and government officials to find ways of overcoming the obstacles hindering economic integration.

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