The creation and implementation of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) in 2015 was a crucial initiative to integrate the ten-member countries as a single market and production base, with investments, services, free movement of goods, skilled labour, and flow of capital among its key underpinnings.
According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, Chinese smartphone vendors now account for one-fifth of the total Southeast Asian smartphone market over the past 3 years.
The Italian ecosystem for innovation provides an integrated framework capable of delivering significant positive spinoffs for the entire economy and its peripheries.
International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde highlighted some of the risks in an April 12 speech in Beijing. She cited the challenge of “ensuring that Belt and Road only travels where it is needed” and warned of potential project failure and misuse of funds.
SoftBank Group’s debt risk last month jumped to the highest in almost two years following a successful exchange of its dollar- and euro-denominated bonds for new securities, allowing the mobile-phone unit to release its loan guarantee.
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has set an ambitious target of securing 23% of its primary energy from renewable sources by 2025.
Individual investors – the stalwarts underpinning equity markets like China’s – accounted for just 41 percent of total turnover on the Indonesian stock exchange last year, compared with more than 80 percent for Taiwan and 59 percent in nearby Thailand.
The Beijing-based company is considering an offering as soon as next year with banks suggesting Hong Kong as the most likely destination, said the people, requesting not to be named because the matter is private.
The city-state has posted solid growth in the past two quarters as global trade continues to rebound, supporting its export-oriented economy.