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ASEAN @ 5 Jan. 2018

Cambodia Cambodian rice exports in 2017 increased 17 percent by volume compared to the year before, with exporters pushing to fill orders under China’s expanded import quota while shipments to European markets remained steady, according to Agriculture Ministry figures. (Phnom Penh Post) Cambodia attracted $5.2 [Read More]

ASEAN @ 22 Dec. 2017

ASEAN ASEAN nations have some of Asia’s fastest rates of economic growth, but also some of its biggest infrastructure shortfalls. The Asian Development Bank estimates that developing countries in Asia need $1.7 trillion of infrastructure investment each year through 2030 to maintain the current expansion [Read More]

ASEAN @ 15 Dec. 2017

ASEAN ASEAN nations have some of Asia’s fastest rates of economic growth, but also some of its biggest infrastructure shortfalls. The Asian Development Bank estimates that developing countries in Asia need $1.7 trillion of infrastructure investment each year through 2030 to maintain the current expansion [Read More]

ASEAN @ 8 Dec. 2017

Cambodia A representative from the central bank warned of increased fraudulent activities linked to local firms promoting cryptocurrencies, claiming that because Cambodia lacks regulations surrounding their use, they remain a risky investment tool. (Phnom PenhPost) Cambodia may have reduced its levels of extreme poverty to [Read More]

ASEAN @ 1 Dec. 2017

Cambodia Despite the massive economic gains Cambodia has made since being accepted into the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 2004, which granted it preferential trade status with major consumer markets, the government has not championed many positive reforms over the past six years. (Phnom Penh [Read More]

ASEAN @ 1 Apr. 2017

Indonesia The government seems largely unfazed by US President Donald Trump’s executive order to investigate the “trade imbalance” between the US and 16 countries, including Indonesia. (Jakarta Post) Lao PDR The Bank of the Lao PDR has warned the public to be on the alert [Read More]