He gave no details of the two agreements, which dealt with lowering import duties and cutting barriers to investment. Total foreign direct investment flows from HKC to ASEAN also amount to $9.6 billion or 9.9 percent of ASEAN total FDI in the same year.
Economic ministers from the 16 nations were meeting in Manila as part of the 49th ASEAN Economic Ministers' Meeting and Related Meetings.
"The signing of the agreement today also represents an important step forward in legal co-operation between Hong Kong and Nigeria", Mr Lee said. It has remained a separate customs entity from mainland China since the city's 1997 handover by Britain.
"Representatives of all 10 ASEAN [Association of Southeast Asian Nations] member states and Canada together agreed to launch exploratory discussions to determine the potential for an ASEAN-Canada free trade agreement", the release stated on Friday. They have also signed free-trade deals with key trading partners such as Japan and China. "Hong Kong's policy is therefore to facilitate such transfers between Hong Kong and other places as far as possible", Mr Lee said at the signing ceremony held at the Central Government Offices.
Increasing roadblocks on the path towards the Chinese economic heartland and a disquieting back and forth with the United States over the KORUS FTA has pushed the South Korean government to grow its trade with India and South Asian nations.
But the government refuses to release a draft bill until after the survey decides whether the Parliament will consider any bill. The bill will have a sunset provision, lasting only for the period of the postal survey.
The end is nigh for NASA's Cassini spacecraft, the intrepid probe that's been studying the Saturn system for the last 13 years . Cassini has been in a long-term relationship with Titan, with a new rendezvous almost every month for more than a decade.
The Yellow Jackets next play at home against Pitt on September 23 in what will be their first ACC game. Instead of football, Spectrum Stadium and the area near it will be used to help aid recovery efforts.
As Florida prepares for Hurricane Irma , Tropical Storm Jose has formed in the Atlantic Ocean and is forecasted to strengthen. So far this year, there have been five tropical storms and six hurricanes, including Irma , Jose and Katia.
WLL's SI was 77.27M shares in September as released by FINRA. 327,000 shares were sold by Sandberg Sheryl, worth $45.54 million. The stock of Whiting Petroleum Corp (NYSE: WLL ) has "Market Perform" rating given on Friday, December 16 by Wells Fargo.
Hurricane Irma , one of the most powerful Atlantic storms in a century, made landfall in Cuba on Friday as a Category 5 storm. Though it's unusual for three hurricanes to be active in the Atlantic basin at the same time, it's not without precedent.
On Sunday afternoon, Florida Power and Light reported that almost 75 percent of customers were without power in Miami-Dade County. Florida's coastal and southern areas have been evacuated since last week with a record 6.3 million people leaving their homes .
Toshiba has been desperate to sell its chip unit and cover billions of liabilities at its U.S. nuclear unit Westinghouse. Apple is also said to be involved in another would-be buyer for TMC, a consortium led by contract manufacturer Foxconn.
It is negative, as 45 investors sold BKD shares while 73 reduced holdings. 52 funds opened positions while 296 raised stakes. Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a "hold" rating on shares of Boston Scientific Corporation in a research note on Thursday.
He added that sanctions, diplomacy and information must be fully utilized to address this direct threat to the US and its allies. North Korea warned on Monday of retaliation if the United Nations approves the U.S. proposal for harsher sanctions.
BlackRock Group LTD owned approximately 0.08% of Rice Energy worth $3,069,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. As of quarter end Taylor Wealth Management Partners had sold a total of 3,925 shares trimming its holdings by 2.1%.
Federal Emergency Management Agency chief Brock Long said Hurricane Irma is going to pose challenges for first responders. But those few miles meant St Petersburg could get a direct hit, rather than its more populous twin across Tampa Bay.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 India launch set for today
Almost 1.5 lakh people have registered on Amazon, with 72,000 pre-booking on the very first day, according to an IANS report. Globally the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 starts at $930 (around Rs 59,600) in the U.S. and Euro 1,010 (about Rs 76,300) in France.
Irma Moves Closer Tonight - Wind & Rain Pick Up
So was a portion of coastal SC from the Georgia line to Edisto Beach, about 40 miles (65 kilometers) southwest of Charleston. The figure represents nearly 60% of the state's electricity users, who were still experiencing power outage as of 9 p.m.
Tropical Storm Jose forms over open Atlantic
Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto announced on Twitter that he had begun to coordinate emergency preparedness . The damage potential with Irma ultimately could be from "disastrous to catastrophic", depending on its final path.
Airlines brace themselves, passengers for Hurricane Irma
Thursday morning as it moved away from the northern coast of Puerto Rico and over the Dominican Republic and Haiti. At the time of publishing, the forecast for Hurricane Irma shows it heading toward the west coast of Florida .
1,64000 Myanmar refugees have entered Bangladesh
Former U.S. diplomat Clapp says the complexity of the situation merits a more nuanced reaction from the worldwide community. He said the number of internally displaced persons - those who have left their homes but not left Myanmar - is unknown.
Turkey's growth rate hits 5.1 percent in second quarter
Shortly after the official statistics was released, the Turkish lira rebounded against the USA dollar on Monday morning. The exchange rate stood at 3.4010 by 5 p.m. local time (1400GMT) Monday, compared with 3.4080 at Friday's close.
Pope primed to take Burnley chance
We fought well and created chances, didn't give anything away and controlled the game . De Boer's reign is the shortest in the top flight during the Premier League era.