KATHMANDU (The Kathmandu Post/ANN)- South Asia, including Nepal, may find a reason to cheer if Donald Trump sticks to his campaign promise of withdrawing the US from two major free-trade pacts--referred to as TPP and TTIP--and imposing high tariff on goods imported from China and Mexico.
KUALA LUMPUR (The Star/ANN) - In essence, globalisation is about open systems. Those who realise that the world is better off through open systems welcome globalisation. Those who want to be protected and to keep the “purity” of genes and faith argue for more closed systems.
BEIJING (China Daily/ANN) - China released upbeat macroeconomic data on Tuesday indicating that the economy remained on solid footing at the start of the year, and analysts said the trend will continue through the year.
BANGKOK (ANN News Desk) - US President Donald Trump finally sounded presidential at his address to the US Congress this week, after a tumultuous first month of sound and fury in tweets, executive orders and policy switches that left friends and foes around the world in total confusion.