New dimension in ties
Japan-ASEAN Economic Partnership Talks Set for Next Week
India, Japan likely to finalise CECA by year-end
ASEAN+3 lays foundation for East Asian community
Expert panel wants India, Japan economic pact to get cracking
ADB Adopts Regional Cooperation and Integration Strategy
East Asia Summit may stay as "strategic" forum
East Asian economies to expand 7.5%
China keen on tie-ups in sericulture industry
'Asians are world's biggest shopaholics'
China, India will drive media growth in 2010

























New dimension in ties
www.chinaview.cn July 29, 2006

A new dimension of international relations in Asia is taking shape. Most of the countries in East and Southeast Asia are on good terms with their neighbours. They are building more trust and co-operation on security. This is the region where economies grow on the principle of equality and mutual benefit.

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Japan-ASEAN Economic Partnership Talks Set for Next Week
Mainichi Daily News, 28 July 2006

Japan and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations will hold talks on concluding a comprehensive economic partnership agreement in Jakarta. At the meeting, the fifth of its kind, Japan and ASEAN will work to set a broad negotiation framework for the economic partnership, including a free trade agreement, in the hope of reaching an accord by spring next year
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India, Japan likely to finalise CECA by year-end
The Hindu, July 28 2006

India and Japan are likely to finalise a Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (CECA) by the end of this year. This was indicated by Union Commerce Minister, Kamal Nath, during his meeting with Yasuhisa Shiozaki, Senior Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, according to an official release.

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ASEAN+3 lays foundation for East Asian community
Vietnam News, 27 July 2006

Regional co-operation within the framework of ASEAN+3 will be further promoted as a driving force towards the long-term goal of building an East Asian community, foreign ministers of ASEAN+3 nations confirmed at the 7th meeting of ASEAN+3 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Expert panel wants India, Japan economic pact to get cracking
Huma Siddiqui, Financial Express, July 27 2006

A joint study group (JSG), which was set up during the Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi’s visit to the country in 2005, has given the green signal for having a Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) between India and Japan. Both the countries had accepted the report prepared by JSG after the end of the G-8 summit in St Petersburg last week.

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ADB adopts Regional Cooperation and Integration Strategy
ADB Press Release July 25 2006

ADB adopted a strategy to guide its work with developing Asian nations on regional cooperation and integration. The strategy is designed to support ADB’s overarching goal of poverty reduction by promoting “open regionalism” in Asia and the Pacific.

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East Asia Summit may stay as "strategic" forum
The Hindu July 24, 2006

The East Asia Summit (EAS), which brings together the leaders of 16 countries including India and China, besides Japan, may stay as "a unique, strategic, brainstorming forum." Ong Keng Yong, Secretary-General of the ASEAN in a phone-in interview from Jakarta told that the 16 leaders, who held their inaugural summit in Kuala Lumpur last December, "want" such a political ambience.

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East Asian economies to expand 7.5%
Shanghaidaily, July 19 2006

THE economies of East Asian nations will grow 7.5 percent as a group in 2006, drawing strength from a sustained, broad-based expansion in major industrial countries that are key export markets for the region and a rebound in the global information technology industry, said the in Manila, the Philippines.

"The region has adjusted well to a challenging first half characterized by high energy costs, persistent inflationary pressures, tighter monetary conditions, and financial volatility," said Masahiro Kawai, head of ADB's Office of Regional Economic Integration. It released its new Asia Economic Monitor (AEM) report yesterday.

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China keen on tie-ups in sericulture industry
Financial Express, July 18, 2006

China is looking at collaborations with India in certain areas of sericulture industry. This surprising indication came from Chinese trade delegates who met Karnataka sericulture minister and the department officials. Director of Karnataka sericulture department, said Karnataka government is interested in obtaining Chinese technology in silk races and reeling sectors.

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'Asians are world's biggest shopaholics'
Financial Express, July 6, 2006

Results from two international ACNielsen surveys about consumers' attitudes towards shopping have confirmed that the world's biggest shopaholics are to be found in Asia.

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China, India will drive media growth in 2010
Financial Express, 4 July 2006

The global entertainment and media industry is set for robust growth and is well poised to surge at a 6.6% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) to $1.8 trillion in 2010, according to PriceWaterhouseCoopers’ (PWC) Global Entertainment and Media Outlook for 2006-2010.

China (18% CAGR) and India (15% CAGR) will continue to drive growth. Global advertising, according to the PWC report, will increase at a 6.2% CAGR during the period to $521 billion in 2010 from $385 billion in 2005.

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