10 Green Destinations Around The World (Part 1)

Since Malaysia and perhaps all of Asia for that matter, are now working towards a more sustainable lifestyle and culture, it’s good to have some role models to look up to. There are about 20 cities in the world at the moment that are setting the benchmark for us all, and in this article, we’re going to look at the first 10. Perhaps they might also inspire you to go green, and serve as your next trip’s destination as well?SEE ALSO: You Can Make the World Greener During Your Travels.

7 August 2019

Canada wants more trade with ASEAN

Is an ASEAN-Canada Free Trade Agreement (FTA) on the cards?The idea which was first proposed in 2016, was one of many on the agenda during the 16th ASEAN-Canada Dialogue in Canada’s capital, Ottawa, last month.

6 April 2019

The new and not improved NAFTA

United States (US) President Donald Trump acts as if he has pulled off a smashing victory by replacing the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) – supposedly “the worst trade deal ever” – with the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).

12 October 2018

ASEAN-Canada, an underrated relationship

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the Great White North go way back – 41 years back to be exact.Last year, both ASEAN and Canada marked 40 years of dialogue relations and expressed confidence in a relationship that would hopefully continue to shape “a better, safer, and more prosperous world” for its peoples.Enduring benefits of ASEAN-Canada dialogueCanada first became an ASEAN dialogue partner in 1977.

10 May 2018

Trade ministers agree Asia-Pacific trade pact without US

Ministers from 11 Asia-Pacific countries agreed Saturday to press ahead with a major trade deal without the United States, as the world's largest economy seeks to go it alone under President Donald Trump's "America First" policy.Trump pulled his country from the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) at the start of the year, dismaying allies and casting into doubt an agreement heralded for tying lower tariffs to strong environmental and labour protections.He has been something o

11 November 2017

Still no deal for nations looking to save TPP

Pacific nations are yet to agree on how to salvage a blockbuster trade pact after days of talks in Vietnam, with Australia confident of an outcome but Canada warning it wants a good deal over a fast one.Trade ministers meeting on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit are due to present their proposal on the future of the Trans-Pacific Partnership to leaders on Friday.

10 November 2017

Singapore property prices predicted to increase by 10%

After years of declining home prices in Singapore, analysts are expecting a turnaround as early as this year even as most of the government’s property cooling measures remain in place.Singapore property prices will rise between 5 percent and 10 percent next year after bottoming out in 2017, analyst Vikrant Pandey at UOB Kay Hian said.

18 September 2017

G20 members push forward on Paris climate accord

Some 30 environment ministers will push forward on the Paris climate accord at a meeting Saturday requested by Canada, China and the European Union.With more than half of G20 members attending – representing most of the world's largest economies – "this first gathering of its kind aims to further galvanise global momentum for the implementation of the Paris Agreement," the European Commission said.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada, who will make a brief appearance at the

15 September 2017

Trudeau urges Suu Kyi to end Myanmar violence

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Wednesday urged Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi to end the violence which has seen nearly 380,000 Rohingya Muslims flee to neighbouring Bangladesh.During a phone call, Trudeau stressed Suu Kyi's role as a "moral and political leader" for the nation, as he voiced his "deep concerns over the situation in Rakhine state for Rohingya Muslims," his office said in a statement.According to human rights organisations, 379,000 Rohin

14 September 2017