Commerce to drive Kenya’s foreign policy
Albert Muriuki, Business Daily, 24 October 2007

ASEAN+6 is optimal for Asian integration
Mukul G Asher, October 17, 2007

Political will must drive East Asian community
Takashi Kitazume, The Japan Times, October 13, 2007

Japanese businessmen keen on East Asian Community
Hiroshi Yamazaki, UPI Asia online, 12 October 2007

New energy grips Asia
Arne Walther, Secretary General, IEF, Times of India, 2 October 2007


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 


Commerce to drive Kenya’s foreign policy
Albert Muriuki, Business Daily, 24 October 2007

Commerce is the main driving force of Kenya’s new foreign policy, a Ministry of Foreign Affairs draft working document says. Kenya’s new “Look East” policy has enabled Kenya to forge bilateral trade, economic and technological co-operation with vibrant economies in South East Asia.

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ASEAN+6 is optimal for Asian integration
Mukul G Asher, October 17, 2007

There is widespread consensus that Asia’s weight in global affairs will increase significantly in the 21st century. The major contributing factors are India and China’s rapid economic growth; Asia’s favourable demographics, growing technological competence and increasing importance of its outward foreign direct investment and portfolio flows.

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Political will must drive East Asian community
The Japan Times, October 13, 2007
Takashi Kitazume

Despite already close economic ties, a strong political will is crucial for East Asian nations to create a regional community, according to a consensus at a recent symposium in Tokyo.

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Japanese businessmen keen on East Asian Community
UPI Asia online, 12 October 2007
Hiroshi Yamazaki

Japan should exert more active, if not aggressive, economic diplomacy to cope with the changing Asian business environment, Japan's largest business executives association urged. In its policy recommendation, the Tokyo-based Japan Business Federation, claimed that the time has come for serious discussion on concrete plans and principles for regional integration in an East Asian Community.

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New energy grips Asia
Times of India, 2 October 2007
Arne Walther, Secretary General, IEF

TA new world energy order is in the making, with Asia as a driving force. Mega projects are on the drawing board, affecting India as well. Among these are projects for transnational pipelines to bring natural gas to a growing Indian energy market. With the centre of gravity shifting towards Asia, India stands centre stage in Asian and global energy endeavours. .


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