According to the Federation of Association for Small and Medium Enterprises of Cambodia, SMEs account for less than 10% of Cambodia’s exports. If we look at the range of consumer products available in the domestic market, we also see a glaring absence of locally manufactured products.
It believes that a historical moment has come when China is developing its manufacturing sector, and turbulent trading relations between Beijing and Washington have opened potential markets for other countries.
Following its electoral victory in 2018, the Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition has promised to break away from the past and adopt a different approach.
Modi was quick to recover from the false starts towards the end of his first term. Coupled with the early activities of his second term, it is possible to divine what India’s regional foreign policy will look like for the next five years.
Bad, but not catastrophic — the most concise summary of the impact of international sanctions on North Korea’s economy. Understanding the reasons behind this assessment will explain why things are likely to remain this way for the foreseeable future.
The United States House of Representative has decided to launch antitrust investigations against some high-tech companies including Google, Apple and Amazon, which have been accused of illegal and abusive practices.
In June, during his visit to Argentina, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro advocated the creation of the peso-real, a single currency for Argentina and Brazil, which could later extend to all Mercosur member countries.
With a surge in goods being imported into the US from other parts of Asia, Vietnam is shaping as arguably the key beneficiary of the trade war.
In an age of constant technological change, Cambodia’s rural students face several challenges in preparing themselves for an increasingly competitive global labor market.
China and the United States agreed on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan, to restart economic and trade consultations on the basis of equality and mutual respect, after trade frictions since last year.
Do oligarchs in eastern Europe produce the power structures or do the power structures produce the oligarchs? Whichever came first, EU funds aggravate the problem, and it’s time this was stopped.
India may assert itself as an emerging global power, but so long as its relations with Pakistan are tense — and other domestic issues persist — it will remain only a regional power.
Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad’s latest promise that he “will not go more than three years” in the premiership is the latest in an ongoing saga of leadership succession within the Pakatan Harapan coalition government.
Trump is forthright. He is keen on and good at seeking attention and causing a sensation. Such methods applied to promoting peace and stability can produce great results and make certain breakthroughs.
The highest total BRI projects is in Indonesia, which amounted to $171 billion, followed by Vietnam ($152 billion), Cambodia ($104 billion).
The Osaka G20 summit may yet be remembered in history as the moment the global rules based order was lost.
The original intention of the US might lie in containing China’s further development through decoupling from China.
ASEAN will look back at the unveiling of its Outlook on the Indo-Pacific (AOIP) at the 34th Asean Summit in Bangkok last week as a moment of truth.
To close the stable door after the horse has bolted, aptly describes the Government authorities’ efforts to scrutinize all building permits in the aftermath of the collapse of a under construction seven story building in Sihanoukville nine days ago.
The EU and four South American countries have signed a milestone trade agreement. It’s a clear signal to the US president about the importance of free trade.
The G20 summit in Osaka, Japan is bringing together all the contradictions of an interconnected but highly fragmented world.
China confirmed that Chinese President Xi Jinping will attend an informal meeting with leaders from Russia and India on the sidelines of the upcoming G20 summit in Osaka, Japan.
China’s soft power can take a myriad of shapes and forms. Its instruments include Confucius Institutes, globalised media flagships (including Xinhua and the China Global Television Network), sports, film, educational and cultural industries — all traditionally state-controlled agencies and enterprises.
A rap-style music video to promote the Osaka G20 leaders’ summit to be held on 28–29 June contains the lyrics “Let’s talk! Let’s dance! Here is Osaka wonderful city! Let’s conversation! Hard communication! Come on!”.
Seventy-five per cent of globally exported waste ends up in Asia. But since July 2017 — when China began to ban imports of plastic waste — Southeast Asia in particular has become a dumping ground for wealthier countries’ waste.
The US–China trade war has significantly degraded the rules-based trading regime. The upcoming Osaka G20 summit over 28–29 June could send the global trade system either into intensive care or to the coroner.
During his first term, President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo was repeatedly accused of being anti-Islam. To counter the accusations, Jokowi chose traditionalist Muslim cleric Ma’ruf Amin as his running mate. Ma’ruf Amin’s main contribution has been to negate the use of identity politics based on religion against Jokowi.
US President Donald Trump announced his “deal of the century”, a peace plan to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
In the global political landscape looms a superpower with a military and economic might widely believed to remain unrivalled at least for decades to come.
Southeast Asian nations reached a consensus on Sunday to fight against trade protectionism and support the maintaining of a multilateral trade system as they wrapped up the 34th summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in Bangkok.