India showed extreme flexibility in ASEAN FTA
Zeenews.com, 13 November 2007
With Asean pact in limbo, India now looks at E Asia
Economic Times, 9 November 2007
Regional economic integration essential for East Asia/ - Summary
East Asia risks falling behind without deeper cooperation: minister
Earthtimes.com, 6 November 2007
ADB Releases New Study on Benefits of ASEAN+6
03 November, 2007
Asian local currency bonds good investments in current scenario - ADB conference
Forbes.com, 2 November 2007
Soaring oil prices a long-term threat to Asia -- ADB
Inquirer.net, 2 November 2007
PM Lee calls on ASEAN countries to fully liberalise air travel
01 November, 2007

 


 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


India showed extreme flexibility in ASEAN FTA
Zeenews.com, 13 November 2007

Minister of State for Commerce Jairam Ramesh said at a conference on Asian Economic Integration organised by Research and Information System for Developing Countries, that India has gone to "extraordinary lengths" to accommodate concerns of ASEAN in negotiating a FTA as it considers the south east Asian bloc not only an economic but also an important strategic partner. He also said that about the FTA with ASEAN, India went to extraordinary lengths to accommodate interests of its members and demonstrated extreme flexibility.

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With Asean pact in limbo, India now looks at E Asia
Economic Times, 9 November 2007

India’s problems with the FTA being worked out with the ASEAN notwithstanding, the country is eagerly exploring the possibility of entering into a CEPA with the sixteen East Asia Summit (EAS) members, including the 10 ASEAN countries, China, Japan, Korea, Australia and New Zealand.

The third EAS in Singapore later this month will give directions to the study group which has been formulated to do a feasibility study on CEPA. According to RIS Director General Nagesh Kumar, who represents India in the study group preparing the feasibility study, all members are positive about an agreement covering goods, services and investments.

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Regional economic integration essential for East Asia/ - Summary

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, said at a symposium organized by the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) held in Singapore, that regional economic integration is essential for East Asian countries to build on each other's strengths and enjoy greater stability. He also added that with integration, business people can operate more easily with lower physical and technical barriers to trade.


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East Asia risks falling behind without deeper cooperation: minister
Earthtimes.com, 6 November 2007

Singapore's Minister of Trade and Industry, S Iwaran said that East Asia risks falling behind competitors without deeper economic cooperation and greater integration. He also said that we need bold visions and concerted efforts to sustain our economic initiative and raise the standard of living of our people.

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ADB Releases New Study on Benefits of ASEAN+6

The surge in free trade agreements (FTAs) in East Asia since the Asian financial crisis has prompted a lively debate on the pros and cons of bilateral trade agreements versus multilateralism, their impact, and future path of FTAs in the region.


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Asian local currency bonds good investments in current scenario - ADB conference
Forbes.com, 2 November 2007

The ADB said government officials and investors believe it is a good time for regional players to invest in local currency bond markets in developing Asian economies as they have come a long way since the 1997-98 financial crisis.

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Soaring oil prices a long-term threat to Asia -- ADB
Inquirer.net, 2 November 2007


Rising inflation in emerging countries in Asia is still manageable but further rises in oil prices would pose a long-term threat to the region’s economies, a senior Asian Development Bank official warned.

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PM Lee calls on ASEAN countries to fully liberalise air travel
01 November, 2007

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has called on ASEAN countries to be flexible and to step up the process for fully liberalised air travel in the region.

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