MAY 10 2017

TPP 2.0 – Minus the USA

World Economy

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a regional trade agreement involving twelve countries on the Pacific Rim: Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the USA, and Vietnam. TPP was to be the largest regional trade agreement as the countries involved accounted for 40% of the world’s GDP and 26% of global…

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FEB 23 2017

Trump In Action: Triumph Or Tremor For Latin America?

Emerging Markets, World Economy

Donald Trump commenced his presidency by announcing ‘America First’ policy, thus casting a dark shadow on trade and exports from other countries to the USA. Trump’s protectionist and neo-isolation policies are accepted with gritted teeth across the world, particularly by the USA’s southern neighbors. The renegotiation of trade treaties, more stringent migration policies, as well…

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JUN 05 2015

Garments and Textiles In Vietnam – Is The Future As Bright As The Past?

Consumer Goods & Retail, Emerging Markets, Manufacturing

Recording a positive growth year after year since 2001, Vietnam’s garment and textile industry is now banking on a potential TPP and some FTAs to continue its journey on the success path. However, as some of the already existing problems, such as heavy reliance on imported raw materials, become a bigger concern, and new problems…

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FEB 04 2014

Vietnam’s Macroeconomic Environment: FDI Paving the Way for Growth

Consumer Goods & Retail, Emerging Markets, Manufacturing, Telecommunication, Transportation

2013 was the sixth consecutive year since Vietnam first witnessed macroeconomic instability. With high inflation levels, a collapse of the banking system, and relatively lower growth levels compared with its Asia-Pacific peers, the economy faced immense pressures. However, thanks to continuous efforts by the government to uplift the economy as well as the presence of…

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