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Making Digital Platforms Work for Asia and the Pacific
Edited by: Bambang Susantono, Cyn-Young Park

Making RCEP successful through business-friendly rules of origin
23
Mar
2021

Making RCEP successful through business-friendly rules of origin

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By determining the origin of a product, rules of origin are the plumbing of a free trade agreement. Only goods originating in the RCEP region will be granted duty free or reduced rate of duty when exported to regional partners.

Despite the pandemic, remittances have kept flowing home to Asia’s families
23
Mar
2021

Despite the pandemic, remittances have kept flowing home to Asia’s families

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Many Asian migrant workers seem to have withstood the waves of economic hardships, sending home record amounts of money in months following a large slump between April and May 2020.

Asia’s regional financing woes are exposed during COVID-19
17
Dec
2020

Asia’s regional financing woes are exposed during COVID-19

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The COVID-19 pandemic, with its twin health and economic crises, has exposed the vulnerabilities in this financing arrangement. The rapid withdrawal of capital from Asia in the early months of the outbreak is a reminder of the region’s continued dependence on non-resident capital.