SINGAPORE: This year’s SME development survey will take on a different focus. The annual study will delve deeper into concerns among Singapore’s small- and medium-sized enterprises which are related to increasing competition overseas and the impact of free trade pacts.
After almost two years since Overseas Chinese Banking Corporation exited India, the biggest Chinese bank-Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC)-has evinced interest in setting up operations in India.
Singapore is keen on entering into an FTA with Sri Lanka, Minister of Enterprise Development and Investment Promotion Rohitha Bogollagama said on Wednesday.
Singapore is likely to ask India to re-visit the provisions of the bilateral Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement to bring it on a par with a similar agreement between India and Mauritius.
Panama and Singapore signed a free trade agreement Wednesday that will allow companies in both countries greater access to each other’s markets, as well as enhance collaboration in areas such as investment promotion and science and technology.
Three-quarters of Singapore’s domestic exports to South Korea will enjoy tariff elimination from Thursday.
Singapore and Panama will sign a free trade agreement on Wednesday.
Singapore’s attitude toward free-trade agreements makes a sharp contrast with other countries in the region, such as Thailand: where Thailand has seen controversy over its proposed FTA with the United States, Singapore only seems to become more eager with time when it comes to inking FTAs with the rest of the world.
Improving the quality of locally grown agricultural products will be a key government goal this year as more imports are expected to be sold on the South Korean market, the country’s agriculture minister said Monday.
South Korea and Singapore agreed to begin implementation of a bilateral free trade agreement (FTA) on March 2, according to South Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade on Tuesday.
Singapore Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding(MoU) with the century old Bengal National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BNCCI) here to promote bilateral trade and business relations at the state level besides exploring further opportunities.
GCC finance ministers said the six states were considering foreign trade deals with Singapore and Australia to widen existing talks for bilateral accords with some of its member states.
Korea’s National Assembly has overwhelmingly ratified a free trade agreement with Singapore. The vote was 220:5 in favor with three abstentions.
The Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between Singapore and Kuwait is "a matter of time" as there are some outstanding issues surrounding such agreements that would have to be resolved, a senior Singaporean official revealed on Thursday.
Singapore’s plans to sign a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Panama remain on track.
Pakistan and Singapore would go into the second round of talks on proposed Free Trade Agreement (FTA) by the end of November.
One of the main consequences of globalization has been the expansion of international trade. Bringing down trade barriers and witnessing the alleged ongoing deregulation of the global market seems to be a picture that many find quite alluring.
The second round of talks between Pakistan and Singapore on the proposed Free Trade Agreement (FTA) will be held from Nov 28 to 30 at Islamabad, an official at the ministry of commerce told the Daily Times on Tuesday.
There is a lot of anxiety in the developed world that Asia, buttressed by markets such as China and India, might be emerging as a big free trade block by itself.
Singapore and Vietnam today showed keen interest in enhancing trade ties with India in view of the immense opportunities for investors here.