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The New Asia Forum seeks to serve as a news hub for all happening at the cooperation front with in Asia. The Latest News Section would keep a track of all the latest developments in the Asian Cooperation and Growth fronts for a better knowledge of all those concerned and are keen on participating in the process of Asian Regional Integration. The News Stories have been arranged chronologically. Click on the respective months for news on Asian Regional Integration.

August 2009
Thailand Keen On Importing Assam Tea
Indian Trade Pacts Will Contribute To Economic Integration Of Region
Australia- Regional Trade Ministers Strengthen Trade And Economic Links
ASEAN+6 countries moving closer to intra-regional FTA
Thailand Commerce Minister: ASEAN+3, ASEAN+6 Mull Forming Free-Trade Area
India, ASEAN to ink FTA today
India, Australia looking at possibility of FTA
S. Korea, India Sign Bilateral Trade Agreement
Japan PM Frontrunner Calls For Single Asian Currency
July 2009
Asian Economies Should Adopt Unilateral Liberalisation, Widen Supply Chains
'Emerging E Asian economies to see recovery in 2010'
ADB sees Asian growth doubling in 2010
June 2009
India-ASEAN Trade Likely To Cross $50 Bn By ’10
May 2009
¥10 Trillion Set For Asia Liquidity
ADB Urges New Development Paradigm For Asia-Pacific
April 2009
China Plans $10 Billion ASEAN Investment Funding
February 2009
SE Asia's Political Clout Grows With The Rise Of China And India
FM George Yeo To ASEAN 'Fight protectionism'
Asia's Local Currency Bond Markets to Expand - ADB Report
Developing Asia suffering more than expected: ADB
January 2009
India, ASEAN Explore Ways To Expand Trade Relations
India, ASEAN Discuss Timing Of FTA Signing
World Bank Says Current Financial Crisis A Good Time To Review Global Economic Order

November 2008

Grim Outlook For Asia Next Year, IMF Warns
India Keen To Open Up New Trade Avenues With Asean
Fine time to pursue regional integration
India for early free trade pact among BIMSTEC countries
India, S. Korea to sign FTA

September 2008

Stress on creation of common Asian culture
ADB Urges Coordination Among Asia's Regulators Amid Financial Turmoil
Asia Growth Prospects Not So Bad, Says ADB
Asian Economic Integration Should Commit to Open Regionalism
Transportation in focus at NE Asia trade forum

August 2008

India Will Protect Its Sensitive Sectors
Manipur`s role in look east policy is significant
Fourth Meeting of the Nalanda Mentor Group
ASEAN Economic Ministers meet to track progress of integration efforts
First South Asia Economic Summit in Colombo
Asean-India trade deal to fill Doha void

July 2008

RIS projects 8.2% GDP growth rate for 2008-09
S'pore right in allowing currency to rise: ADB
East Asian Summit Ministers Discuss Food Security at Singapore Meeting
East Asia grapples with spiraling fuel and food prices
Emerging East Asia's Economic Growth To Moderate

June 2008

Asian Economies Need Europe’s Experience, Expertise
Asian nations fight currency depreciation
Despite FTA, Indo-Thai economic ties need a boost
Korea to Lead Asia’s Economic Integration
ASEAN and its East Asia Summit Partners Establish Own OECD-like Think Tank
Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia organized; Vietnam's Dr Dinh Van An elected Chairman

May 2008

Dr M proposes Single Trading Currency For East Asia
Speed up financial integration, Asia urged
Asia's economic growth to remain fast with momentum from China, India

March 2008

India-Japan trade may touch $15 bn: CII
Singapore poised to ride China-India wave: Lee
India, Japan to swap CEPA negative lists at Tokyo meet
ASEAN chief calls for '2nd Fukuda Doctrine' for Asia's future

February 2008

GCC unlikely to follow EU model for single currency
Asia’s trade disparities ‘need to be equalised’
ASEAN, India to improve trade

January 2008

Americans prefer Indian products to Chinese: study
Japan SMEs keen on India's industry corridor
Future of India-U.S.-China triangle will be invention-based: expert
Delhi-Mumbai industrial corridor incorporated
Duty cut on 539 items under pact with Singapore
A Shared Vision for the 21st Century of the People's Republic of China and the Republic of India
India, China to explore possibility of RTA

December 2007

China, India economies ‘40% smaller’
ISEAS to deepen involvement in ASEAN's integration
East Asia growth to slow down in 2008: Asian Development Bank

November 2007

ASEAN needs to invest in its people: incoming chief
$2 billion East Asia eco-aid plan unveiled
Let’s create an arc of advantage, says PM
Japan, China Urged to Help Establish Monetary Integration in East Asia
More subregional cooperation needed in South East Asia - ADB president
Look East policy showing results: Manmohan Singh

China, India factor pushes ASEAN Integration

Greater integration needed between India & China
India showed extreme flexibility in ASEAN FTA
With Asean pact in limbo, India now looks at E Asia
Regional economic integration essential for East Asia/ - Summary
East Asia risks falling behind without deeper cooperation: minister
ADB Releases New Study on Benefits of ASEAN+6
Asian local currency bonds good investments in current scenario - ADB conference
Soaring oil prices a long-term threat to Asia -- ADB
PM Lee calls on ASEAN countries to fully liberalise air travel

October 2007

PM: Stronger connections with Asia
Arroyo backs India's 'Look East' policy for more cooperation
India’s services sector a threat to East Asia: S&P
Philippines invites Indian pharma comapnies to set up base

September 2007

Historic Asia trade route to be rebuilt
India for greater engagement with East Asia
India calls for the formation of an Asian Economic Community
Supply-side factors are helping drive Asian exports – ADB
Growing manufacturing trade helps East Asia ride forex rise
FM sets agenda for integration of capital mkts in Asian region
Pranab seeks to push further 'Look East' policy
Japan, India team up on WTO talks
India's presence imperative for APEC: Expert
Asian Integration Still a Long Way Off
Pranab Mukherjee to address seminar on SAARC

August 2007

Stepping up to tackle regional integration
Asia urged to forge region-wide free trade bloc
Costlier loans not to deter Asian nations from energy projects
India Needs Education Push to Stay Ahead of China in IT
ASEAN economic ministers to sign road map to integrate logistics services to cut trade costs
Abe hails ties with India as ‘crucial’
Japan-funded E. Asia economic think tank unveiled in Manila+
Govt eyes 40 Japan-India projects
ASEAN+3, a win-win road for integration of East Asia
Singaporean PM says Southeast Asian nations must integrate to survive
Vietnam seeks to trade with Myanmar through East-West economic corridor

July 2007

Yang Jiechi Attends ASEAN Plus China, Japan and the Republic of Korea (ROK)
Foreign Ministers' Meeting
ADB warns on unwinding of carry trade
Asian Development Bank raises forecast for East Asian growth
Emerging Asia 2007 economic growth forecast raised to 8.1 pct from 7.6 pct - ADB
ASEAN, East Asia research body to be set up in November
ASEAN Ministerial Meeting to Focus on Charter, Regional a Integration: Singapore FM
Power climate in Asia shifts to efficiency and energy savings
East Asians have an eye for India
First Meeting Of Nalanda Group In Singapore
JETRO Moots Setting up of Research Institute
East Asian Countries Should Strengthen Cooperation To Prevent Financial Crisis
Asia marks crisis with confidence and ambition
Risks still lurk despite Asia's bounce from financial crisis: Asian Development Bank
Regional cooperation helps Asia recover from financial crisis 10 years ago: ADB symposium
Asian Financial Experts Advocate Regional Efforts to Avoid Future Crises

June 2007

World Economic Forum Envisages 3 Scenarios For Financial Services Industry
Philippine Leader Says Creation Of East Asian Community Inevitable
Rapid growth of cities seen as threat to Asian prosperity
Arroyo urges China, India to be regional leaders
Asia urged to take lead on global challenges
World Economic Forum on East Asia opens in Singapore
India pushes forwards idea of South Asian parliament
The 6th ACD ministerial meeting launched in Seoul
GCC and India to sign FTA by 2007 end
U.S. Commitment to Asia Is Unwavering, Defense Secretary Declares
May 2007
China, India to advance feasibility research on regional trade arrangement
Asia the top investment choice for expats: survey
Investment regions policy to hasten formation of Delhi-Mumbai corridor
Indian, Chinese Companies Join Hands to Develop KSEZs
Japan pledges $ 100 million for new ADB funds
Asian Development Bank wins support for overhaul
Asia: Stronger Regional Cooperation Can Promote Inclusive Growth ...
ADB targets new $40-m fund for regional cooperation
ASEAN calls for speeding up preparation for economic integration
Japan, China, S Korea consider Asian pool of foreign reserves to weather financial crisis
April 2007
China and India: Asian values : In search for hitherto elusive co-operation
BFA Annual Conference 2007 opens, focusing on Asian integration
New vision for ADB
IMF set to play referee for financial integration in Asia
India, China urged to enhance regional economic cooperation
Japan, China must deepen economic ties for sake of EASIA- ADB
India, Malaysia Can Jointly Promote Developing Nations' Interests
Unified currency possible for East Asia
Myth of Asian trade veering from the West
Boao forum puts integration in sight
East Asia Economic Union Urged
March 2007
GCC investment in Asia to rise to $30b in 2007
ADB president calls for building Asian economic integration
RP to benefit from ASEAN integration
EU-style community for Asia "not feasible": ADB President
February 2007
Italy for India's greater role as regional player
InfoComm Asia enters second decade in 2008 with pan-Asian event in Hong Kong
NZ joins East Asia study
India's connections with South-East Asia go back to historic times
India hopes to clinch FTA with ASEAN soon: Pranab
India may play key role in East Asian economy
January 2007
Regional ties key to handling crisis: bankers
Faster pace of economic integration seen after ASEAN, East Asia summits
Africa needs cooperation beyond oil resources
Asia seeks to protect itself from rapid investment
Centre of economic gravity shifting to Asia: Kamal Nath
Bilateral Meeting between Foreign Minister George Yeo and Indian Minister of External Affairs Pranab Mukherjee in Cebu on 11 January 2007 
APEC considers widening club to count India 
ASEAN Leaders To Ink Several Declarations During Summit 
Asean to debate tighter integration rules 
PM for more economic integration between India, ASEAN 
December 2006
ASEAN Signs Pacts for Economic Union 
Rise of India, China should not worry the West: Manmohan 
ADB Forecasts Slower Growth in East Asia in 2007
Asian Development Bank urges unity on dollar's fall  
Economics top Manmohan's agenda for Japan, ASEAN meet next week
Japan Should Look Towards Asian Neighbours In EAC Initiative  
Singh unhappy with level of Japan trade
2nd East Asian summit will discuss cooperation in energy, bird flu and disaster
Kalla wants 'Asian values' in trade deal
November 2006
East Asia must manage the massive
Iron Silk Road' to link Asia, Europe
Bank warns Africa against becoming a feeding ground for China and India
Washington must readjust role and strategy in SE Asia: US Chamber
Asia: Singapore to help revive ancient Indian university
East Asia Posts Solid Growth While Bracing for A Global Downturn
U.S. wary of move for E. Asian economic integration
China eyes free trade area with India
India, ASEAN must co-operate, not compete: Kapil Sibal
Journal Aims to Serve for Regional Prosperity
October 2006
GCC ‘poised for substantial growth in non-oil sector’
China’s Asean entry to hit India hard
India keen on Asian economic integration: Chidambaram
Asia needs to invest $3T in infrastructure over next decade
September 2006
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
August 2006
Asian Governments should stay on alert for financial downturn: UNESCAP
Japan, Asean plan mother of all trade blocs
Japanese 10 Bln Yen For East Asia ASEAN Economic Research Center
Malaysia Urges ASEAN to Aim for 2015
Japan-India economic ties not fully tapped
BIMSTEC meet sets early deadline for FTA
ASEAN and East Asia group on track for free-trade deal by 2016
ASEAN-India trade talks stalled but political will persists: ASEAN chief
Japan envisions 16-nation Asian free trade zone
India a better place to invest than China, says Forbes survey
Asian factory output gains from diversity
July 2006
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
June 2006
Singapore says East Asia pacts should involve India, Australia
India and China economic powerhouses by 2020
ADB to establish knowledge hub at TERI
Opening a New Silk Road
Indo-Japanese cooperation likely in energy sector
CECA with Japan by December
US drops opposition to Asian currency unit
Asia ministers say region can drive world economy
ASEAN backs East Asian economic integration plan
World Economic Forum on East Asia to start Thursday in Tokyo
High-profile CEOs to boost India-Japan trade
IMF set to give Asia vote more weight
Push for rising Asia currencies may not cut trade gap
May 2006
Asian leaders trade ideas to build regional cooperation
Asian economies urged to strengthen regional financial integration
China, India 'Developing' Into Powerhouses: Ex-Singapore Leader
Korea needs FTAs for East Asian integration
Common East Asian market can wait: MM
Keep open mind on Asian regional financial integration: IMF chief
Tamim calls for Asian economic integration
More to it than free trade
Singapore to choose India to China
China to be Biggest Economy by 2050: Report
East Asia Summit Freezes Memebership for 2 Years
Asean, South Korea sign pact to liberalise trade
Drop in Asian currency markets offers relief to exporters
ASEAN Countries Brace for Single Economic Community by 2015
Asian nations to get help saving energy
Economic integration by 2015: ASEAN
Limits to Economic Growth
Japan Studying Creation of Asian version of OECD
ADB meeting urges financial integration
China, Japan and ROK ministers call for further regional co-op
ADB to Double Lending to India
Stabilise Oil Prices, urges ADB Chief
India-Gulf Cooperation Council CECA Meeting on May 24-25
Centre Seeks Inputs for CECA with GCC
April 2006
Bring ASEAN to the People to Enhance its Relevance, Says PM
India sees role for US in integrating regional energy markets
ADB and Boao Forum for Asia to strengthen cooperation and communication
Emerging Asia a big draw for worldwide investors
Asian monetary integration still a long way off: World Bank expert
Asian nations rise up in mutual confidence
Five "E"s for BFA's development in next five years, Ramos
Integration Key to ASEAN Competitiveness, says ASEAN Sec-Gen
Economic Pact can Integrate India with ASEAN
World Economic Forum in Japan for first time
UN meeting on Asia-Pacific mulls two-track approach for regional development
Centre to Review FTAs Skewed Against India
Asia forex reserve warning
'India should aim at becoming part of Asian Economic Community'
PM steps in to save ASEAN-India FTA
Japan pushes massive Asian free-trade zone
Singapore Plans to Develop SEZ in India
Economic Growth Remains on Track for ASEAN
Japan eyes East Asia free trade pact
Japan proposes establishing East Asian Economic Community
ASEAN vision for economic integration shouldn't block individual FTA talks
Asia, Addicted to Exports, Must Look Within: William Pesek Jr.
March 2006
'Enough space for India, China to grow together'
'Connecting India' Summit in Singapore
China, India Lead in Tech Manufacturing
Rise of India, China will Benefit West'
India can grow faster: ADB
Asian bond market tops agenda at ACD forum
Growth in Emerging East Asian Local Currency Bond Markets Up 14% in 2005
Pacific Leaders Invited To Attend First-Ever UNESCAP Meeting
Together on the bridge to ‘arc of prosperity’
Govt Eyes FTAs in Asia
China for Closer Trade Ties in Asia
PM subscribes to Tata panel's views on attracting investments
India plans to remove controls on the rupee
ADB to launch energy efficiency initiative
'China, India can usher in a true Asian century'
PM to inuagurate Asia Corporate Conference
Feburary 2006
ADB to Help Boost Economic Links Between East and South Asia
India, UN’s Asia-Pacific region commission identify new areas of cooperation
ASEAN a rising power
Singapore to ride on emergence of "new Asia": Minister
Asian Development Bank calls for unified East Asia trade pact
Kalam asks Korean industry to tap opportunities in India
Indo-Korean bilateral trade must touch 20 billion dollar mark by 2010: Kalam
East Asian countries can achieve Europe's standard of living: SM Goh
January 2006
India for pan-Asian trade agreement Asean seeks ties with China, Korea & Japan
Asia Pacific Biz Leaders Warn Delay in Doha Free Trade Pact May Derail Growth
‘Gravity of world commerce shifted to Asean, Saarc’
Asia has started to construct a common home
Korea saw Rapid FTA Progress in 2005
We want all-round ties with neighbours: India
E. Asian version of Davos forum to be held in Japan in June+
(Japan Economic Newswire Via Thomson Dialog NewsEdge)
Japan seeks free trade pacts with India, Australia, China
December 2005
Small step toward 'one East Asia'
East Asian nations vow to foster dialogue
PM says East Asia Summit, a 'historic meeting'
East Asian nations to boost economic ties
Manmohan calls for creation of pan-Asian free trade area
ASEAN must boost ties with India 
Asian powers seek elusive chemistry at new summit
ASEAN leaders for integrating economies, societies
India to help in E Asian economic integration
November 2005
India, Indonesia to establish "strategic partnership" in tune with realities
India key to East Asia-Asia integration: Japan
Natwar : Trade
Asian currency unit sets stage for integration
Japan sees shared role with China in Asia
East Asia Community taking shape
October 2005
BIMP-EAGA Approves Economic Roadmap For 2006-2010
Good potential for intra-Asian trade'
Japanese agency recommends ways to boost Japan-ASEAN economic ties
Pan Asian organisation for exchange rate mooted
September 2005
Asean ministers mull economic integration
China, India drive Asia's growth: Singapore PM
US asked for commitment
East Asian economic growth to slow down this year on rising oil prices - ADB
Big powers in East Asia Summit will have their own strategic interests: FM Yeo
‘China-India ties will bring golden century for Asia’
ADB launches publication on Asian economic cooperation and integration
ADB President Announces Over US$6.5 Billion in Assistance to India
August 2005
Monetary Authority of Singapore and IMF to Host High-Level Seminar
Former ASEAN leader indicates single currency some way off
Asean Starts Fourth Round Of Services Negotiation
Currency Union in Asia Viable
Malaysia is back in the market for economic advice
East Asia's growth may slow: ADB
ASEAN panel to eye mini-constitution
Singapore PM for greater ASEAN integration 
Asean's plumber
Myanmar top leader calls for ASEAN community
Viet Nam contributes to ASEAN development
Asia: the best bet for businesses
July 2005
Asian bloc to promote economic cooperation
Asean on track to achieve zero-tariff goals, but challenges remain
Trading shift `needed to avoid crisis'
FTA to propel regional economy
More exchange-traded funds soon
PM: EU yet to fully uncover Asean's potential
RP Ready to Chair ASEAN Ministrial Group in 2006 – Romulo
Asian Monetary Fund Good Idea, Says Nobel Laureate
ASEAN promotes opening of services  
GMS Meet at Kunming
Investment cooperation to advance economic growth in East Asia
Accord on vast UN-backed Asian Highway network enters into force 4 July
Singapore pact is a step towards India-Asean FTA'
June 2005
India-Singapore CECA to take India Another Step Closer to ASEAN: Indian PM
Economic Integration Drives Growth in Asia
Australia Ready to Sign Regional Amity Treaty
Singapore's MAS Panel Urges Bigger,More Liquid Asian Markets
India Approves Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement with Singapore
China, ROK Willing to Advance FTA Process
New Asia is Confident of Its Role in World Stage: Badawi
Singapore Believes Intra-Asian Economic Integration will Gather Speed
May 2005
India to Host Energy Roundtable with Asian Nations
Intra-Asian Trade May Grow Faster Without Fixed-rate Regimes
India Pitches for Asian Economic Community
Chinese Vice-Premier Wu Calls for United efforts for Asian Boom
ASEAN+3 Taking Big Step Toward Economic Integration
Increased Openness and Integration Promotes Asian Dynamism, Says ADB President
Asian Giants Join Forces to Fight Currency Attacks
Enhancing Sino-Japanese Exchanges Important
April 2005
India Japan Decide on an Eight Fold Initiative for a Global Partnership
Global Economic Focus Shifts to Asia
Rapid Economic Development in Asia Brings Opportunities, Challenges
BFA Releases First Annual Report on Economic Integration in Asia
Business Leaders From 34 Countries to Convene at The World Economic Forum's Asia Roundtable in Singapore
First Round of Japan-ASEAN FTA Talks Underway
India to be an Integral Part of the East Asia Summit
Chinese Premier on Relations with South Asia, Russia, Japan
China Bets Heavy on Regional Trade with India
ACD Ministerial Calls for Pan Asia Free Trade Area and Asian Community
Strong Growth For Developing Asia in 2005
ADB Establishes Office for Regional Economic Integration
Experts Discuss Regional Cooperation at China Development Forum
ASEAN Must Widen Trade Net
ASEAN Japan to Start Negotiations in April

February 2005

ASEAN+3 Replaces EU as India's Dominant Trade Partner

Asia to Set Up Monetary Discussion Group 


January 2005

Twenty First Century to Belong to Asia, led by China and India: CIA Report
JP Morgan for ERM-style Asian Currency Grid
India, China Twin Engines of Growth in Asia
India China Raise Ties to Strategic Level 
Pan-Asian Railway Set in Train 
India, China Launch New Dialogue Mechanism 

Japan to Push for Free Trade Pacts in Asia 

APPF-13 Releases Joint Communiqué

Asian-Pacific Cooperation in Addressing Regional Issues Discussed

Special ASEAN Leaders' Meeting on Aftermath of Earthquake and Tsunami

First Roundtable of Asian Ministers on Regional Cooperation in Oil and Gas Economy