During US-ASEAN Special Summit, the US pledged US$150 million to tackle several key topics ranging from maritime security to pandemic preparedness to clean energy. Despite hitting the right notes, the summit lacked the concrete trade and investment commitments that ASEAN members were seeking. Access to the prized US market for ASEAN will be vital if Washington wants to balance … [Read more...] about Why Does the US-ASEAN Special Summit Lack Substantial Value?
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PHNOM PENH (The Phnom Penh Post/Asia News Network): Cambodia imported iron and steel worth US$119.72 million in the first four months of 2022, marking an increase of 19 per cent over the $101 million recorded in the same period last year, according to Customs. This accounted for 1.192 per cent of the Kingdom’s total goods imports over January-April, valued at $10.043 billion, … [Read more...] about Cambodia iron, steel imports mount as construction sector recovers
MANILA, May 19, 2022 (AFP): The Philippine central bank raised interest rates Thursday for the first time in more than three years, in a bid to curb inflation as rising fuel prices and food shortages push up living costs. Robust economic growth and jobs in the first quarter gave the monetary authority room to continue "rolling back its pandemic-induced interventions", said … [Read more...] about Philippine central bank raises interest rates to curb inflation
TOKYO: Oil prices rose on Thursday, recovering from early losses, on hopes that planned easing of restrictions in Shanghai could improve fuel demand while lingering concerns over tight global supplies outweighed fears of slower economic growth. Brent crude futures for July were up $1.32, or 1.2%, at $110.43 a barrel at 0700 GMT, after falling by more than $1 earlier in the … [Read more...] about Oil prices recoup early losses on China hopes, global supply fears
KUALA LUMPUR: Kobay Technology Bhd ’s net profit more than doubled to RM15.1mil in the third quarter ended March 31 (3Q) from RM7.06mil a year ago. Its revenue rose almost threefold to RM100.1mil in the third quarter against RM35.2mil a year prior. The engineering solution provider, in a statement, said growth mainly came from the manufacturing segment which saw a … [Read more...] about Kobay reports higher net profit of RM15mil in 3Q