Obama to Asians Worried About U.S. Election: It’s Going To Be OK

By Matt Spetalnick HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam, May 25  – U.S. President Barack Obama sought on Wednesday to ease growing Asian worries about the raucous election campaign to succeed him which has been dominated by the incendiary rhetoric of mogul Donald Trump, now the Republican Party’s nominee. “I think other people sometimes look at

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Singapore Calls for Resumption of EU-ASEAN Free Trade Talks

BERLIN, Dec 29 – Singapore’s trade and industry minister has called for a resumption of free trade talks between the European Union and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations now that problems over Myanmar have been removed, a German newspaper said. The EU and 10-nation ASEAN launched free trade talks in 2007, but abandoned them

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ASEAN Creates ‘Community’ at Summit Shadowed by Terrorism Fears

By Trinna Leong and Megha Rajagopalan KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 22 – Southeast Asian nations on Sunday established a formal community that attempts to create freer movement of trade and capital in an area of 625 million people with a combined economic output of $2.6 trillion. The Community declaration was signed by leaders of the 10-

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