On this battlefield man has no better weapon than his intelligence, no other force but his heart
— José Rizal
  • Asean export decline smaller than feared

    TOKYO: Exports from the six largest Southeast Asian economies fell by 2.2% in 2020 from a year earlier to a combined $1.35 trillion, a relatively small decline given the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, according to data from the Japan External Trade Organization (Jetro).

  • Nissan pledges Thai EV hub

    Nissan Asean has invested billions of baht as part of its plan to help make Thailand an electric vehicle (EV) hub for export worldwide, expecting up to 250 million EVs will hit the streets in Asean.

  • RCEP poised to deliver big dividends

    The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) was finally signed in November after eight years of difficult negotiations. Its members -- the 10 Asean nations plus Australia, China, Japan, New Zealand and South Korea -- represent a very diverse mix, with varying interests and priorities.

  • Medical upgrades urged

    Thailand needs to step up efforts in using research and smart technologies to support healthcare businesses to better compete with foreign countries if the country wants to become a medical hub in Asean.

  • Venezuela Reiterates Request to Join ASEAN Cooperation Treaty

    RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza on Thursday, November 26th, ratified his country's formal request to join the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). "We want to express what we did at the beginning of the year in writing, ...

  • What the RCEP will mean

    The long-awaited Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) was finally signed on Nov 15 during a virtual meeting between leaders of the 10 Asean member states and five dialogue partners — China, Japan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand.

  • Dogane e Supply Chain

    RCEP, una Pietra Miliare per il Commercio in Asia (e non solo)

    Mentre il resto del mondo combatte contro la seconda ondata della pandemia di Covid-19, dall’oriente arriva un’alleanza in grado, secondo i paesi firmatari, di risollevare le sorti dell’economia globale. Ci sono voluti quasi dieci anni ed oltre trenta cicli di negoziazione prima che, domenica 15 novembre, i leader di 15 paesi ...