Asia Watch: Time for new beginnings amid uncertainty

Beijing's plan to remove tariffs on alternative raw materials that can be used to make animal feed starts today. It has resumed some purchases of soya beans, such as those from this farm in the United States, after imposing tariffs of 25 per cent ami
Beijing's plan to remove tariffs on alternative raw materials that can be used to make animal feed starts today. It has resumed some purchases of soya beans, such as those from this farm in the United States, after imposing tariffs of 25 per cent amid its trade spat with Washington.PHOTO: REUTERS

After the upheavals and shocks of 2018, the New Year is set to usher in change and hopes of improvement on many fronts.

Several announcements are due to take effect today and throughout the rest of the month. They include the following:

Please or to continue reading the full article. Learn more about ST PREMIUM.

Enjoy unlimited access to ST's best work

  • Exclusive stories and features on multiple devices
  • In-depth analyses and opinion pieces
  • ePaper and award-winning multimedia content
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 01, 2019, with the headline 'Asia watch: Time for new beginnings amid uncertainty'. Print Edition | Subscribe