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Malaysia PM urges TPP ‘renegotiation’

TOKYO: Malaysia’s newly-elected prime minister called Monday for the Trans-Pacific Partnership to be “renegotiated,” and urged protection for small countries in international trade. Malaysia, along with 10 other countries, pushed ahead with the TPP in March despite Donald Trump having yanked the United States out of the huge multilateral trade deal. But Mahathir Mohamad told […]

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Vietnam parliament delays approval of special economic zone bill

The Hanoitimes – Vietnam`s National Assembly, the country`s supreme legislative body, has decided to delay the voting on a draft law on special administrative-economic zone (SEZ), which had been scheduled for June 15. The decision was made on Monday morning with the endorsement of 85.63% of National Assembly deputies, following strong protests among experts, parliamentarians and […]

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Singapore not most expensive city after considering taxes

Singapore may be ranked the most expensive city to live in by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), but a different ranking shows that this is hardly the case after accounting for personal income tax rates. Instead, Singapore comes in 11th in the latest tax-adjusted Worldwide Cost of Living Index for top earners, calculated by international […]

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