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    KL: Asean committed to single market

    Published on 22/08/2015

    » KUALA LUMPUR — The current global headwinds will not deter Southeast Asian economic ministers, who began their annual meeting here on Saturday, from pressing ahead with their ambitious plan for an Asean single market.

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    Asean, EU to revisit FTA talks

    Published on 26/04/2015

    » KUALA LUMPUR — The Association of Southeast Asian Nations and the European Union will look into resuming their stalled free trade talks after a "stock-taking" meeting at the end of 2015, trade officials from both sides said Sunday.

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    Japan to revise Asean free-trade pact

    Kyodo News, Published on 27/02/2019

    » TOKYO: The Japanese government endorsed at a cabinet meeting Tuesday a plan for a revised free trade agreement (FTA) with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations that includes the liberalisation of the service sector and investment field.

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    China proposes regular war games with Asean

    Kyodo News, Published on 21/08/2018

    » MANILA: China has proposed to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations that the two sides hold regular joint military exercises in the South China Sea, according to an Asean diplomatic source.

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    Malaysia-Singapore rail tender deadline postponed

    Kyodo News, Published on 19/04/2018

    » SINGAPORE: The deadline for bidders to submit their tenders for the development of a high-speed rail line between Singapore and Kuala Lumpur has been postponed by six months due to the complexity of the project, the two governments said Thursday.

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    Asean, Australia summit ends with rebukes against protectionism

    Published on 18/03/2018

    » SYDNEY: The leaders of Australia and Singapore closed a regional summit on Sunday with a stand against against protectionism, arguing in favour of multi-nation trade deals as fears mount that US plans for new tariffs could stoke a global trade war.

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    Indonesian man rescued from human trafficking in Africa

    Kyodo News, Published on 08/03/2018

    » JAKARTA: The Indonesian government and a migrant labour union have managed to rescue a young Indonesian man who was trafficked to Africa to work on a Chinese fishing boat, with as many as 29 others possibly still be in danger, officials said Thursday.

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    Moody's: Malaysia biggest winner in TPP agreement

    Kyodo News, Published on 09/03/2018

    » KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia stands to benefit the most by joining a revamped Trans-Pacific Partnership, Moody's Investors Service said Friday, as 11 countries signed the slimmed-down trade deal without the US overnight.

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    Asean mulls plan to boost e-commerce in region

    Published on 02/03/2018

    » SINGAPORE: Trade ministers from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) this week discussed Singapore's proposal to develop a digital economy in the region, especially a framework to promote the use of e-commerce in the region, at their meeting in the city-state.

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    Japan urges Suu Kyi to ensure Rohingya's safe return

    Published on 12/01/2018

    » NAY PYI TAW: Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono asked Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Friday to ensure the "safe and voluntary repatriation and resettlement" of members of the Rohingya ethnic group who have fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar's strife-torn Rakhine state.

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