No substantial progress achieved at RCEP meeting in Bangkok

Business Sep 9, 2019

No substantial progress achieved at RCEP meeting in Bangkok

Ministers from 16 countries negotiating an Asian free trade pact failed to make significant progress Sunday at a meeting in the Thai capital, according to Japan's representatives. Speaking to reporters after the single day of talks on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, Minister of Economy, ...

South Korea-Japan rift spills over into RCEP trade meeting

Business Aug 3, 2019

South Korea-Japan rift spills over into RCEP trade meeting

A widening rift between Japan and South Korea spilled over at a meeting of 16 mostly Asian countries negotiating the world's largest free trade agreement Saturday, according to Japan's representative. After the one-day meeting of trade ministers chaired by China in Beijing, the members of ...

APEC adopts guidelines on infrastructure investment

National / Politics Nov 15, 2018

APEC adopts guidelines on infrastructure investment

The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum on Thursday adopted new guidelines on the quality of infrastructure development and investment, with all 21 economies — including China — agreeing to take into consideration recipients' ability to pay back loans for such funding. The guidelines call for openness, ...