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ASEAN-India Free Trade Area Part IV: Thailand, Singapore and Malaysia

By Alex Tangkilisan Mar. 15 – In the fourth and final part of our ASEAN-India Free Trade Area analysis, we will examine trade trends and statistics from India to Thailand, Singapore and Malaysia. Thailand, Singapore and Malaysia account for three of ASEAN’s six major economies known as the ASEAN six majors (the other three being Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam). Together, these three countries combine for a GDP of US$864.02 billion, a population of 101.6 million and exports to India amounting to US$23.5 billion (or, about 5 percent of India’s total imports).

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Foreign Direct Investment In Asia: A Balancing Act (Part 2/2)

Though FDI remains a key factor that drives economic growth in Asia, at the same time decision makers need to prioritize growth of domestic industries and products. Continue reading

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Foreign Direct Investment In Asia: A Balancing Act (Part 1/2)

Foreign direct investment (FDI) has helped to boost the economies of many states in Asia. At the same time, however, it has also had a negative effect on local businesses who may experience lower sales and slower growth rates. Continue reading

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From China To ASEAN: Rebalancing India’s Trade

New Delhi has actively worked with Beijing to address its massive bilateral trade deficit. However, it has another option: India can seek greater economic integration with ASEAN and substitute its imports from China with that of ASEAN. The India-ASEAN Summit on December 20 would be a good place to start. Continue reading

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Anti-Japan Sentiment In China Taking Toll On Bilateral Trade: Survey

China exporters to Japan project revenue losses of up to 10 percent this year, while importers foresee a 5 percent decline in sales. Oct. 11 – Anti-Japan protests in cities across China appear over for now, but executives at companies with business ties to Japan foresee mid- to long-term effects of the island dispute on their revenue. Almost half of the 482 respondents in a survey conducted by Chief Executive China Online expect a negative impact on their business this year. Sixty-eight percent predict a loss of 10 percent or less to their annual sales. With 2011 bilateral trade amounting … Continue reading

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China Model Perceived as Barrier to India’s Acquisition of Mineral Assets

By Ian Bhullar Jun. 25 – Indian policymakers see China’s state-supported model of acquiring commodities abroad as a barrier to India’s own pursuit, according to an article published in the Business Standard last week. China’s acquisition of mineral resources is supported with extensive financial and diplomatic infrastructure, including favorable loans from state-owned banks, direct government underwriting, foreign aid and multilateral initiatives like the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation. Amongst many deals of this kind, the state-owned China National Petroleum Corporation in 2005 bought the former Soviet Union’s largest oil company, Petrokazakhstan; in the same year the Chinese government awarded US$2 billion … Continue reading

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India Set to Overtake China, Vietnam and Thailand as World’s Top Rice Exporter

India is expected to overtake China as the world’s largest rice exporter this year as the Indian harvest has had a major boost from both the weather and the government, pushing prices to record highs. Continue reading

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