for pan-Asian trade agreement Asean seeks ties with China, Korea
January 28, 2006
India on Friday expressed its desire for eventually expanding the
proposed comprehensive economic cooperation agreement (Ceca) with
Asean to a pan-Asian pact covering six more countries including
Japan, China, Korea, Australia and New Zealand, aiming at a common
economic community in East Asia.
Finance minister P Chidambaram said at a meeting with Asian leaders
and the Asian Development Bank president H Kuroda here at the World
Economic Forum that India had already signed framework agreement
for free trade with Asean last year. But the minister outlined the
need for a comprehensive economic treaty that takes care of investment
and other financial matters.
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Pacific Biz Leaders Warn Delay in Doha Free Trade Pact May Derail
Wong Choon Mei,
Channel NewsAsia , January, 24, 2006
delay in the conclusion of the Doha round of free-trade talks could
derail Asian growth.
That is the message to business leaders at the Asia-Pacific Economic
Co-operation Business Advisory Council meetings currently being
held in Singapore.
at the meeting on Tuesday, Second Minister for Foreign Affairs,
Raymond Lim said Asia's future would also depend on how well China
and India integrate with the rest of the regional and world economy.
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of world commerce shifted to Asean, Saarc’
January 21, 2006
his ‘Vision of an Integrated Asia in the 21st Century: Prospects
and Hurdles,’ at a special lecture organised by Ficci former
president of the Philippines and chairman of Boao Forum for Asia
FV Ramos, exhorted the Asian people and the their leaders to work
unitedly to fire Asia’s growth engine to expand the size of
the economic pie and close the gap between the rich and the poor.
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Asia has started to construct a common
Goh Chok Tong
| January 20, 2006
Prime Minister of Singapore Goh Chok Tong, at the valedictory session
of CIIs Partnership Summit, 2006 on East Asia regionalization has
said that globalisation has intensified competition and is reshaping
the world. Competition is a positive sum game, not a zero sum venture.
This is why we in Asia have started to construct a common home.
Indian atma biswas is obvious; its talent spans global MNCs, banks,
Wall Street and of course in Indian companies that are going global,"
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saw Rapid FTA Progress in 2005
The Korea Herald, January 13, 2006
made significant achievements in the area of free trade agreements
in 2005, demonstrating the government's stellar management of trade
policies, experts say.
wouldn't be an overstatement to say that the country made the most
progress ever in the area of free trade agreements last year,"
said Cheong Inkyo, an economics professor at Inha University. "The
achievements have helped lay the foundations for starting negotiations
with other countries like Mexico, India and the United States."
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want all-round ties with neighbours: India
Rediff India Abroad
January 12, 2006 01:42 IST
that it had accorded highest priority to the development of all-round
ties with its neighbours, India on Wednesday favoured dismantling
of 'existing barriers' between South Asian countries.
Secretary Shyam Saran said New Delhi envisioned realisation of the
Asian Economic Community as he talked about India's efforts to develop
relations with Asian and South East Asian countries, taking advantage
of its special geographical location.
a gathering at the Shanghai Institute of International Studies,
he said the old mindset of balance of power or conflict of interests
between India and China was outdated as the ties between the two
big neighbours had acquired a long-term, global and strategic character.
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Asian version of Davos forum to be held in Japan in June+
(Japan Economic Newswire Via Thomson Dialog NewsEdge)
World Economic Forum on East Asia, the East Asian version of an
annual get-together of the world's political and business leaders
in the Swiss ski resort of Davos, will be convened on June 15-16
in Tokyo, a business lobby said Wednesday.
will hold discussions under the theme of "Creating a New Agenda
for Asian Integration," the association said.
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seeks free trade pacts with India, Australia, China
Tuesday • January 3, 2006
plans to begin talks on a free trade agreement (FTA) with India
and Australia in 2007 and with China in 2009, in a bid to play a
leading role in bringing about a propsed East Asian economic grouping,
a press report says.
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