Trade and Investment

Reinventing Tun Razak Exchange

Another development component, the lifestyle quarter, was recently reported to be facing funding issues by a leading Malaysian financial daily, mainly due to a weak Malaysian property market, prior links to 1MDB and the recent change of government.

18 May 2018

Is ASEAN ready for physical cryptocurrencies?

Considering the fact that many countries in the region are still finding their feet with the use of non-tangible bitcoins, it is perhaps safe to say that widespread physical cryptocurrency uptake for ASEAN as a whole is still some time away.

11 May 2018

ASEAN economic integration

ASEAN’s agreement on trade in goods has evolved from the Common Effective Preferential Tariff (CEPT) to a more concise ASEAN Trade in Goods Agreement (ATIGA).

9 May 2018

ASEAN and the Commonwealth continue to prosper

According to Brunei’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the country has benefitted from the assistance and training provided by the Commonwealth in the areas of trade, industries, and human resources development.

3 May 2018

Indonesia's scramble for Africa

Among the topics discussed at the forum were “Strengthening Connectivity Cooperation Initiative: Why It Matters and How It Supports Growth” and “South-south and Triangular Cooperation: An Innovative Partnership for Mutual Progress.”

22 April 2018

Delivering the ASEAN Single Window

The ASW will help expediate electronic exchanges of customs data that can be used by traders to obtain customs clearances, permits and other documentation for trade among ASEAN countries.

26 January 2018