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Challenges, gains seen in ageing Asia

Asia will be home to 60% of world’s over-65s by 2030, creating growth opportunities for business, says Deloitte, the global consultancy. The over-65 demographic in Asia will grow from 365 million in 2017 to more than 520 million in 2027, according to Deloitte’s Voice of Asia report released this week. While this creates emerging challenges […]

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Canada, Asean to talk FTA

Canada has agreed to commence exploratory discussions on a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the 10 member nations that make up Asean, according to an announcement by the Canada-Asean Business Council (CABC). The announcement comes after Canadian officials held consultation meetings with delegates of Asean member states during the ninth meeting of the Asean Economic […]

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China, ASEAN to boost investment promotion

Nanning, China – China and members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), which includes the Philippines, are expected to enhance further the cooperation on investment and production in several fields as the city hosts the 14th China-ASEAN Expo (Caexpo). “Bilateral high-level forums on production capacity and investment cooperation will be held between China […]

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Asean to ink FTA with Hong Kong

The 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) is set to sign a free trade agreement (FTA) with Hong Kong following three years of negotiations, according to a Ministry of Commerce official who said the agreement could spur more investment and expand trade with the bloc’s second-largest trading partner after mainland China. Commerce Ministry spokeswoman […]

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