The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership offers hope in in an ocean of trade policy pessimism.
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.
If Malaysia truly wants to reach high-income countries, it must first arrest and then reverse its structural regression, and improve the business environment to revive private investment in manufacturing.
Beyond political rhetoric, the question is whether the current trend is indeed ominous of growing protectionism on the horizon.
An ADB-financed project is helping female entrepreneurs open sewing workshops, bakeries and cattle ranches, and other business ventures.
Asian policy makers must take proactive steps to turn a nascent upturn into a sustained boom. Missing the opportunity will have enormous costs.
Asia should not be dissuaded by the European challenges. Yet, Asia should not rush to integrate either.
Working with smallholders is tough, but these inclusive business farmers have found ways to overcome the numerous challenges involved to create real impact.
The rise of mega-regionals such as the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) suggest that the world trade system is fragmenting to appear more like a jigsaw puzzle than a spaghetti bowl. How do we resolve the growing mess?
Every sari tells a story. Sometimes personal and sentimental, often historical, and usually cultural. Increasingly though, saris are a story about globalization, for both good and bad.