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Malaysia eyes new FTA partners
The government will expand investment and trade opportunities by signing new free trade agreements, particularly with nations in West Asia and other emerging markets.
Malaysia to draw up FTA framework with GCC countries by October, says Mukhriz
Malaysia hopes to draw up a frawework for free trade agreement with the Gulf Cooperation Council countries by October, said International Trade and Industry Deputy Minister Datuk Mukhriz Mahathir.
Malaysia gets German support for FTA with EU
Germany is one of the largest foreign investors in Malaysia and supports the country in its bid to conclude the Malaysia-European Union Free Trade Agreement
US keen for Malaysia to join trade pact
The United States said Thursday it was keen for Malaysia to enter negotiations on a trans-Pacific trade deal after the two countries shelved talks on a bilateral agreement.
Malaysia: Government urged to start FTA talks with EU
The Malaysian business community hopes the government can speed up the decision to start free trade agreement negotiations with the European Union, Malaysia-China Business Council Joint Secretary-General Datuk Dr Michael Yeoh said.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Should Malaysia Join?
In March, the United States Ambassador to Malaysia James Keith indicated that Malaysia should participate in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement; a new regionalisation project that intends to expand the existing Pacific-4 Free Trade Agreement (P4 FTA).
Turkey Ready To Start FTA Talks With Malaysia, Says Envoy
Turkey is ready to commence Free Trade Agreement (FTA) negotiations with Malaysia after positive exploratory talks between the two countries early this year, Turkish ambassador to Malaysia Serap Ataay said.
Malaysia can become a gateway for Emirati investors, Deputy Governor Bank Negara Malaysia
Dato’ Mohd Razif Deputy Governor of Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) said that Malaysia has ample investment opportunities in various fields and can become a gateway for Emirati investors to access Asian Markets, expressing his resolve to open joint ventures between Malaysia and United Arab Emirates to enhance economic and trade ties between them.
Corporations Told To Exploit Opportunities From Asean-China FTA
Corporations should try to pragmatically capitalise on the opportunities of the Asean-China Free Trade Area (ACFTA), instead of having reservations about it, says Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
Malaysia To Include Islamic Banking In FTA Talks With GCC
Malaysia, which is currently in the midst of negotiating a free trade agreement (FTA) with the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), will look at several sectors including Islamic banking to be included in the FTA.
Malaysia and Canada may join TPP trolley
As the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) train begins to chug along the track a little faster, more countries are signaling that they want to jump on the bandwagon. Last month Colombia indicated its interest in joining the TPP talks and now Malaysia and Canada are doing the same.
Unlevel Playing Field Under Asean-China FTA, Say Aluminium Makers
An unlevel playing field exists under the Asean-China free trade agreement (FTA), according to the Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers Aluminium Manufacturers Group (FMM AMGM).
EU ready to start FTA talks with Malaysia
The European Union is ready for talks on the free trade agreement with Malaysia, says ambassador and head of delegation of the EU to Malaysia Vincent Piket.
Malaysia, India may ink free-trade deal by year-end
Malaysia and India are on target to sign a free-trade agreement by year-end as the two countries readied for a third round of talks.
Malaysia studying new regional trade pact with US
Malaysia said Thursday that negotiations towards a bilateral trade pact with the United States have been shelved and it is now considering joining a regional deal promoted by the US.
Malaysia may join Asia-Pacific trade talks to boost ties with US
"The US bilateral (free-trade) talk is not on, so we have to explore other alternatives. It is for that reason we are keen to come on board (the TPP) subject to local consultations," Trade Minister Mustapa Mohamed says
Malaysia govt will address concerns over surge in imports from China
Many Malaysian manufacturers are struggling to survive the influx of Chinese goods since the China-ASEAN FTA came into effect on 1 January 2010.
Malaysia may be keen to take part in regional trade pact
Malaysia is not attending the TPP’s first meeting in Australia next month.
Trans-Pacific pact will provide better results, says AMCHAM
US businesses in Malaysia said a broader trade pact like the Trans-Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership Agreement will provide better results than the stalled US-Malaysia free trade agreement (FTA) talks.
EU keen to step up FTA dialogues with Malaysia
Malaysia can have a free trade pact with the European Union (EU), EU ambassador Vincent Piket said, the second in Asean after Singapore.