Economic

Title:

 Apec miracle: how the US and China can look beyond TPP and RCEP for Asia-Pacific trade harmony

Author:

Zha Daojiong

Source:

South China Morning Post

Date:

August 6, 2017

Description:

As diplomats and negotiators quicken their pace to put together the ­annual gathering of heads of state under the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation framework, one question is inevitable: can the meeting this year deliver progress on rules for region-wide trade and investment?

Tags: Commentary, Free Trade, TPP, RCEP

Title:

 AIIB receives highest credit rating from Fitch

Author:

Wu Xiaobo

Source:

China Daily

Date:

July 17, 2017

Description:

Global credit rating agency Fitch Ratings announced last Thursday it has assigned the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank its highest possible rating - AAA with a stable outlook.

Tags: News, AIIB

Title:

 PH eyes bilateral FTA with US

Author:

Bernie Cahiles-Magkilat

Source:

Manila Bulletin

Date:

July 17, 2017

Description:

After going through the failed proposal for sectoral free trade agreement (FTA) with the US and other forms of useless exercise to further open up access for Philippine goods in the world’s largest market, the Philippines is now eyeing the possibility of forging a comprehensive bilateral FTA with the US.

Tags: News, Philippines-US Relations, PH-US FTA

Title:

 Philippines, ASEAN states warned vs investment deals with China

Author:

Elizabeth Marcelo

Source:

The Philippine Star

Date:

July 13, 2017

Description:

NEW DELHI – Member-countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), especially the Philippines, should be cautious when entering into massive investment deals with China as they may end up paying more than what they bargained for, a scholar and former United Nations ambassador from India has warned.

Tags: Infrastructure, News, Chinese Investments in PH, Investments, Chinese Soft Power, Trade and Investments

Title:

 China in line to pip US, Japan and become Philippines' biggest trading partner

Author:

Noel Tarrazona

Source:

IB Times Singapore

Date:

 July 1, 2017

Description:

The Philippines and China have signed a total of 22 economic agreements in the last six months, which is expected to help the Southeast Asian country become the latter's largest trading partner of this year. The billion dollar worth agreements will cover fresh trade investments in various industries between the two countries such as manufacturing, agribusiness, trade, finance, hotels, telecommunications, tourism, transportation and infrastructure.

Tags: Investment, Trade, Zhao Jianhua, sealanes

Title:

 AIIB expects to sign 85 members by year's end

Author:

Editor: Feng Shuang

Source:

ECNS

Date:

2017-05-22

Description:

The China-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank expects to grow its membership to 85 by the end of this year, bank president Jin Liqun said on Saturday.

Tags: News, AIIB

Title:

 PH stops aid from E.U.

Author:

ABS-CBN News

Source:

ABS-CBN News

Date:

 May 17, 2017

Description:

he Duterte administration has informed the European Union (EU) that the Philippines will no longer receive aid from the bloc, ABS-CBN sources said. This would take effect for future projects, informed sources added.

Tags: News, European Union

Title:

 Duterte open to deals in South China Sea

Author:

Leila B. Salaverria

Source:

Inquirer.net

Date:

 May 17, 2017

Description:

President Duterte on Tuesday said that he was open to exploring the resources of the South China Sea with rival claimants China and Vietnam, contradicting Foreign Secretary-designate Alan Peter Cayetano, who said on Sunday that joint exploration was not a direction for the Philippines in the resolution of disputes in the strategic waterway.

Tags: News, South China Sea, Oil and gas, Joint Exploration