German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle continued his tour of Asia with a stop off in Singapore. He reassured business leaders that the EU remains a key partner for Asia, and called for closer economic ties.
Both Cambodia and Myanmar heavily depend on the European Union's duty and quota free trade agreement. But the European bloc believes it is time that these countries address human rights abuses. Ate Hoekstra reports.
The ten-member ASEAN and its partners are meeting this week amid worries the US-China trade row will negatively impact the region. The summit is expected to see progress made on a China-backed regional trade pact.
The Asia-Pacific Conference of German Business is the flagship event in the region for the promotion of economic relations between Germany and Asia. This year the conference takes place in Jakarta.
Asian shares have jumped to three-week highs following a report that US President Donald Trump is aiming for a swift trade deal with China. The news came only days after Washington had threatened more punitive tariffs.
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