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Indonesia, Vietnam Strengthen ASEAN Trade

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – Indonesia and Vietnam have agreed to strengthen bilateral ties in order to enhance trade activities at the ASEAN level. “Our strategy is to strengthen Vietnam’s position as Indonesia’s main regional chain of supply in ASEAN,” said Trade Minister Enggartiasto Lukita on Monday, August 14. Enggartiasto said that the strategy is more practical for Indonesia instead of […]

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Myanmar workers march to call for minimum wage rise

About 2,000 workers have marched for a daily minimum wage increase and also called on the government to provide them with social welfare housings. The workers from the factories of Yangon, Bago and Thanlyin industrial zones on Sunday also asked authorities to impose penalty of imprisonment against employers who ignore the rules and orders of […]

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Singapore economy grows 2.5 % y-o-y in Q2

SINGAPORE’S economy grew 2.5 per cent compared to a year ago in the second quarter of 2017, based on advance estimates of gross domestic product (GDP) released by the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) on Friday. The latest print was lower than market consensus and was the same pace of growth clocked in the […]

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GMS gets closer to a food safety strategy

A draft five-year strategy for promoting safe and environment-friendly agriculture products in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) that would enhance regional food safety and promote trade is expected to be finalised today, according to the Asian Development Bank. “The five-year Regional Strategy and Action Plan (2018-2022) for Promoting Safe and Environmentally-Friendly Agro-based Value Chains focuses on […]

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