Factories or Call Centers? Asia Charts its Development Path
Asia’s industries, primarily manufacturing, fueled phenomenal economic growth and poverty reduction in recent decades. But today many countries are looking to the service sector as an alternative.
Aid for Trade Needs to Catch Up with the Modern World
With mega trade deals and digitalization, we need to rethink aid for trade with more focus on policy and regulatory support.
Asia’s Fashion Industry Looks to New Strategies to Overcome Pandemic Impacts
Business-friendly policies, and the transition to greater use of e-commerce and on-demand production, are key to helping Asia’s small and medium-sized fashion companies bounce back from the pandemic.
Asia’s Resilient Supply Chains Withstand Pandemic and Global Turmoil
A range of factors have helped Asia’s supply chains weather the pandemic better than those in other parts of the world. Vigilance is needed to maintain these vital trade links.
Asian Trade Has Rebounded Strongly, Yet Uncertainties Persist
These charts illustrate the strong momentum of Asia’s trade growth during 2021, showing its resilience amid continuing uncertainties around the pandemic and a potential slowdown in the pace of global economic recovery.
The World’s Struggling Supply Chains Need Greater Transparency to Speed Recovery
Greater transparency is required to make global trade and supply chains more reliable and to ensure sustainability and social standards are met. But that is easier said than done.
Bangladesh Needs to Expand Trade with Its Neighbors
With the right policies and investments, Bangladesh can become a trade and transport hub in South Asia.
How Asia Can Strengthen Supply Chains and Avert Future Shocks to Global Trade
As the pandemic continues to affect global trade, governments need to take measures now to be better prepared for future disruptions.
Making RCEP Successful Through Business-Friendly Rules of Origin
The massive Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership presents a major trade opportunity for Asia but there are still critical details that need to be worked out.
RCEP is a Gargantuan Trade Deal But Will Economies be Able to Make the Most of It?
The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership brings 15 nations and 2.2 billion people into a trade partnership. It also offers broad economic and societal benefits that go beyond imports and exports.