Trade between India, the world’s second-most populous country, and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations is targeted to double by 2022 from an estimate of US$100 billion [K100,000 billion] this year, as an economic partnership pact is expected to be signed later this year, reports the Jakarta Globe on March 12.
Taiwan is seeking to bring in migrant workers from Myanmar to resolve labour shortages in the manufacturing and agricultural sectors, reports CNA on March 9.
China lowered its 2015 economic growth target to "approximately seven percent" on March 5, as authorities seek a more sustainable path for the world's second-largest economy after its decades-long boom.
Phone and Internet firms are rolling out cheaper handsets and may turn to hot-air balloons to boost network coverage in developing countries, where sales of smartphones are booming.
A new global ranking says businesses with supply chains and operations in Myanmar, Bangladesh and Cambodia are benefiting from the world’s lowest labour costs, reports Supply Management on February 24.
European tin market sources say fighting in Myanmar, rather than an effort by Indonesia to cap tin exports, is more likely to lead to an increase in the world price of tin, reports Metal Bulletin on February 20.