India, Japan sign pact to boost trade cooperation
Economic integration is the key to regional growth: Lim Hng Kiang
Greater ASEAN integration a stepping stone to pan-Asian integration
World Bank suggests East Asia to further diversify financial market
Asia Needs More Bond Funds to Finance Development, Nor Says
Asia to showcase economic strength at IMF/World Bank meeting
Japan and India sign electronic goods treaty
Now, rapid-start your biz in India
ASEAN can bolster China, India economies: Lee Kuan Yew
Emerging economies to get larger clout in IMF





























India, Japan sign pact to boost trade cooperation
Channelnewsasia.com, 25 September 2006

Business leaders from India and Japan have signed a symbolic agreement to enhance economic cooperation and remove trade and investment barriers between two of Asia's largest economies.

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Economic integration is the key to regional growth: Lim Hng Kiang
Channelnewsasia.com, 16 September 2006

Singapore's Minister for Trade and Industry Lim Hng Kiang has praised Asia's response to the 1997 financial crisis but he said that more could be done to facilitate future growth.

He said ASEAN member countries should build trade partnerships with China and India to tap into their fast-growing economies.

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Greater ASEAN integration a stepping stone to pan-Asian integration
16 September 2006

Greater ASEAN integration will help to turn the dream of pan-Asian integration into reality.


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World Bank suggests East Asia to further diversify financial market
People’s Daily Online, 15 September 2006

The World Bank suggested East Asia to further diversify its financial markets by developing its security markets. The East Asia needs and is well positioned to enhance its financial systems to meet the growing and increasingly sophisticated demand for financial intermediation in the region," said Homi Kharas, the World Bank's Chief Economist for East Asia and the Pacific, at a press conference.

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Asia Needs More Bond Funds to Finance Development, Nor Says
Bloomberg.com 12 September 2006

Asia needs to create more regional bond funds to tap its high savings and fund economic development, Malaysia's Second Finance Minister Nor Mohamed Yakcop said. He further said a bigger and deeper regional bond market and integration of the region's financial systems must be achieved before countries can consider forming a single Asian currency.

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Asia to showcase economic strength at IMF/World Bank meeting
channelnewsasia.com, 10 September 2006

Asia's robust economies will take the spotlight when the annual IMF/World Bank meetings return to the region for the first time since the 1997 financial crisis, providing a stark contrast to the blighted landscape then, according to the officials. Its economies are more robust, financial systems are healthier, there is greater regional cooperation and two Asian giants, China and India, are taking an ever bigger role on the world stage..

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Japan and India sign electronic goods treaty
Financial Times, 7 September 2006

India and Japan’s electronics industry associations have signed an agreement aimed at drumming up more Japanese investment to tap India’s rapid growth and catch up with rivals such as Samsung and LG of South Korea.

The move signals that Japan is waking to the potential of India not only as a manufacturing base for exports but also as a burgeoning domestic market.

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Now, rapid-start your biz in India
Financial Express, September 6 2006

A new report, “Doing Business 2007”, by International Finance Corporation (IFC) reveals that setting up shop in India today takes as much time as it takes in China—35 days. India has managed to cut red tape and match China in ensuring speedy approvals for starting a business.

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ASEAN can bolster China, India economies: Lee Kuan Yew
Todayonline, September 5, 2006

ASEAN states cannot compete economically with Asian giants China, India and Japan but can benefit from their success by playing a supporting role, Singapore elder statesman Lee Kuan Yew said.

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Emerging economies to get larger clout in IMF
Financial Express, 2 September 2006

The International Monetary Fund will give China and other emerging economies a larger voice to match their increasing size, in an effort to win greater acceptance of the fund’s recommendations on currencies and government finances. Greater freedom to emerging economies could augur well for India.

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