Asia-Pacific Digest: Vietnam-EAEU FTA and Islamic capital

Russia's President Vladimir Putin (L) shakes hands with India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia

Russia's President Vladimir Putin (L) shakes hands with India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia

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Articles and features about a project linking China’s Silk Road with the Eurasian Economic Union, Russia’s growing business ties with Thailand, and the U.S. lifting its arms embargo on Vietnam were among the Asia-Pacific highlights on rbth.com.

Vietnam-EAEU free trade agreement to be launched before TPP– Russian envoy

May 26, 2016 GLEB FEDOROVRBTH
In an exclusive interview with RBTH, Russian Ambassador to Vietnam Konstantin Vnukov spoke about the state of Russia-Vietnam ties and the economic opportunities generated by a free trade agreement between Vietnam and the Eurasian Economic Union.

Russia to close first deals to attract Islamic capital in the fall

May 26, 2016 ALEXEI LOSSANRBTH
Russia hopes that Islamic banks will help make up for a deficit in international finance caused by sanctions.

Pakistan cannot influence Russia’s strategic partnership with India- expert

May 25, 2016 GLEB FEDOROVRBTH
In an exclusive interview with RBTH, leading South Asia expert Petr Topychkanov tries to dispel the myths surrounding Moscow’s recent outreach to Islamabad.

Logistics, mistrust hinder extension of Silk Road into Eurasia

A major project aimed at linking the Eurasian Economic Union with China’s Silk Road is being plagued by the questionable economic feasibility of certain railway routes and mutual distrust between Russia and China.

Lifting of U.S. arms embargo on Vietnam to complicate situation for Russia

May 23, 2016 INTERFAXRBTH
Russian arms exporters to face tighter competition.

Russia’s Sistema, Lenta look to cooperate with Thailand

May 24, 2016 ALEXANDER KORABLINOVRBTH
Sistema is looking at joint ventures in the kingdom.

‘Night,’ an international photo exhibition, is being held at the Oriental State Museum.

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