ASEAN-Wide Bank Integration Pushed; Policy frameworks now being drafted

April 4, 2013 - Central banks and banking sectors across the 10 states of ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) are stepping up preparations for financial integration in two years.

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Mari Pangestu For WTO Chief

April 3rd, 2013 - An international election process more complex than the Vatican conclave is about to commence. Over the next few weeks the 159 ambassadors to the World Trade Organization in Geneva will assemble to select a new director general.

Asean report maps road to financial integration

April 3rd, 2013 - The Association of South East Asian Nations (Asean), in conjunction with the Asian Development Bank (ADB), has put out a new report on progress towards their aim of creating an Asean Economic Community (AEC) by 2015 – calling for "full and complete capital account and financial services liberalisation" in order to ensure success.

RI told to play active role in trade talks

April 3rd, 2013 - Indonesia should take a more active role in bilateral and regional trade-liberalization negotiations amid the continuing global economic slowdown, a researcher says.

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