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ADB downgrades developing Asia 2021 growth outlook

Developing Asia’s growth forecast for this year has been trimmed to 7.1%, down from the earlier projection of 7.3%Growth forecasts are revised...

ASEAN endorses 107 tariff lines to support free flow of essential...

The 35th ASEAN Free Trade Area (AFTA) Council has endorsed 107 additional tariff lines consisting of agricultural and food products to ensure...

Rebeca Grynspan leads UNCTAD

The former vice president of Costa Rica is the first woman and Central American to serve as UNCTAD’s secretary-generalShe takes up her...

Intermediate goods exports from Asia rises 28% in Q1

Global exports of intermediate goods rose by 20% year-on-year in the first quarter of 2021, with exports from Asia increasing the mostChina...

Global recovery under threat from vaccine, supply chain setbacks—BIMCO

The economic recovery of many Asian countries has been hindered by low vaccination rates and another wave of COVID-19 casesFresh outbreaks have...

COVID lockdowns keep ASEAN manufacturing in downturn

Manufacturing sector firmly in contractionFurther rapid falls in output and new ordersContractions across all seven constituent nations Business confidence weakest since July...

Global demand revival drives HK’s robust goods trade

Hong Kong's total exports and imports of goods both recorded double-digit increases in JulyExports to the mainland, US and EU all increased...

SoKor economy rebounds on strong export-led recovery

Growth seen to rebound from negative 0.9% last year to 3.9% in 2021 and 3.0% in 2022 on the back of a...

WTO goods index hits record high as trade recovery strengthens

The latest goods barometer reading is the highest on record and up more than 20 points year-on-year The rise reflects both the...

SG, Australia blockchain trial shows potential to cut transaction costs

The blockchain trial was initiated to simplify cross-border trade between the two countries and test the interoperability of the digital verification systems...