RoK, Philippines launch third round of FTA talks
The Republic of Korea (RoK) and the Philippines began the third round of negotiations on a bilateral free trade agreement in Busan city on August 12.
Philippines’ economy shows lowest growth in four years
The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported on August 8 that the gross domestic product (GDP) growth slowed to 5.5 percent in the second quarter, its slowest pace in four years.
Thailand to speed up FTA negotiations
Thai Minister of Commerce Jurin Laksanawisit on August 7 pledged to speed up negotiations on bilateral and regional free trade agreement (FTAs), including the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) and the EU-Thailand FTA.