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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MANILA, May 19 (Reuters): The Philippine peso firmed on Thursday after its central bank raised rates for the first time in more than three years, while Asian shares tumbled on concerns around surging inflation, its impact on retail demand, and the threat of a recession. Stocks in Manila fell 1%, while the Philippine peso edged up 0.2%. The Philippine central bank raised its … [Read more...] about Emerging markets: Philippine peso firms after rate hike as Asian stocks fall on growth fears
BENGALURU: McDonald's Corp is selling its Russia business to its current licensee Alexander Govor and the restaurants would operate under a new brand, ending more than three decades of presence in the country following its invasion of Ukraine. The world's largest burger chain owns about 84% of its nearly 850 restaurants in Russia and became one of the biggest global brands to … [Read more...] about McDonald’s to sell Russia restaurants to local operator