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World Bank recommends free trade zone in Basilan, Sulu, Tawi-Tawi area

Apr 08, 2018 - 8:30 AM

'With zero tariff and few non-tariff barriers, Basulta could return to a version of the barter trade that made it prosperous in the past,' says the World Bank

UNLIKE ANY OTHER. Magnificent sunrise in Tandu Banak, Sibutu. Photo by Glen Santillan/Rappler

Jokowi: Peraturan kawasan perdagangan bebas dan pemerintah daerah tak harmonis

Jan 05, 2016 - 7:42 PM

Kata Jokowi peraturan tentang Free Trade Zone Batam Bintan dan Karimun bermasalah

Presiden Jokowi pimpin Rapat Terbatas di Kantor Presiden, pada 5 Januari 2016. Foto dari Setkab.go.id

Zero-tariff exports to EU a Christmas gift for PH traders

Dec 21, 2014 - 8:02 PM

The Philippines inclusion to the EU s zero tariff trading scheme which starts December 25 is seen to rake 600 million euros worth of exports plus 267 000 new jobs

Shanghai mayor pledges to speed up FTZ reform

Nov 02, 2014 - 1:54 PM

While China keeps a tight grip on the yuan Shanghai s mayor Yang Xiong pledges full convertibility of the currency

File photo by AFP/Peter Parks

Microsoft offers gaming console in China at long last

Sep 29, 2014 - 5:06 PM

The launch comes as Microsoft faces Chinese government investigation for alleged monopoly actions regarding other products like the Windows operating system

XBOX ONE.  Visitors play a racing video game on Microsoft's Xbox One consoles during the 2014 Tokyo Game Show at the Makuhari Messe Convention Center in Chiba prefecture, Japan, September 18, 2014. Christopher Jue/EPA

China launches free trade zone in Shanghai

Sep 29, 2013 - 12:09 PM

State news agency Xinhua: New zone a test bed for the Chinese leadership s drive of deepening market oriented reforms and boosting economic vigor

TRADE HAVEN. A general view shows the skyline of the Lujiazui Finance and Trade Zone in Pudong of Shanghai city, China, 24 September 2013. EPA/Wu Hong

China unveils details on first free trade zone in Shanghai

Sep 27, 2013 - 9:46 PM

However the announcement made no mention of a reported plan to liberalize the country s tightly controlled Internet sector in the zone

China to allow free yuan exchange in Shanghai zone - plan

Sep 05, 2013 - 2:19 PM

China will allow unfettered exchange of its yuan currency in its first free trade zone a draft plan showed

File photo by AFP/Peter Parks