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ASEAN competitive tire market

SINGAPORE - The replacement car tire market for the key capital cities of Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines collectively registered a slight growth in volume demand of 2% in 2014 vs. 2013. However, total sales revenue was down 5%, largely a result of lower prices due to challenging market situations....

AEC implementation gridlock

MANILA - Progress of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) cannot be sustained without more effective institutions. To remedy the implementation gridlock, reforms to the leadership and the technical level of ASEAN bodies and an empowered ASEAN Secretariat are needed....

Sharia-based microfinance

WASHINGTON - Case studies by CGAP show that while Islamic finance is a growing industry with more than 1,000 Islamic finance institutions and combined assets in excess of $1.3 trillion (Reuters 2013), the development of sharia-compliant microfinance has been much less prolific....

BTA Report: SAFTA.

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