Doubts remain as RCEP inches closer to conclusion

The signing of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) took place last week, but questions now loom over the status of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP).

10 March 2018

ASEAN, making India great again

The Southeast Asian region and India have civilisational, cultural and linguistical linkages stretching back almost two thousand years.

29 January 2018

Between great powers, ASEAN need not choose

India’s Republic Day is a big deal for a nation of 1.3 billion. It was on this day in 1950, when the constitution of India came into effect, marking the moment when the country became a full-fledged republic.

25 January 2018

Achieving a ‘high quality RCEP’

The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) encompasses 25 percent global GDP, 45 percent of the total population, 30 percent of global income and 30 percent global trade.

14 December 2017

Economic integration, the ASEAN way

Regional integration will be one of the top priorities for Singapore as it assumes the chairmanship of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in 2018.

28 November 2017

TPP-11 confident of salvaging trade deal

A blockbuster Pacific trade pact thrown into doubt by Donald Trump could be salvaged by suspending parts of the deal in order to get the 11 remaining nations to sign on, according to Malaysian Trade Minister Mustapa Mohamed.

8 November 2017