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G20 at Ten : Time For Greater Multilateral Role
The G20 summit last weekend in Argentina resulted in a truce between Washington and Beijing and pledged to reform the WTO. It is now time for the G20 to play a bigger role in the multilateral trading system.
TPP12 vs TPP11: Gainers and Losers
Our simulation of an econometric model suggests that the net benefit of TPP11 is positive. There is, therefore, a case for going ahead with TPP11.
Indian Ocean: Re-energising Trade Integration in IORA
The recent inaugural Indian Ocean Conference (IOC 2016) while well-timed and successful in projecting India’s soft power, failed to come up with concrete recommendations to re-energise trade within the region. This should ...
Economic and strategic dimensions of mega-FTAs: A perception survey of Asian opinion leaders
The advent of mega-free trade agreements (mega-FTAs) including the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is a ...
CPTPP : New Key Player in International Trade
Despite some concerns, the revamped CPTPP which became a reality recently is a force for good in international trade. The next steps are to expand membership and to establish a small secretariat.
Institutions for Asian Development Finance : Growing Competition or Complementarity?
The benefits of the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and the New Development Bank have outweighed the costs and they are working well with their older counterparts to promote Asian development. But more needs ...
TPP’s Resurrection: Will It Be Finally Ratified?
The resurrected and renamed TPP, or the CPTPP, is a “high quality agreement” in terms of content and economic impacts. The ratification rule has been revised, which should facilitate the signing of the final agreement.
Belt and Road Forum 2019 : BRI 2.0 In The Making?
At the second Belt and Road Forum in Beijing last week, China acknowledged the criticisms labelled against the BRI and pledged to reform it a number of ways. If these pledges are implemented, and cooperation with development ...