Weekly Top News - 2018 December 30


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  1. The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) announced that its Board of Governors has approved the membership applications of six more countries, bringing AIIB's total approved members to 93. - Read more

  2. Starting on January 1 2019, China plans to remove import and export duties on a range of goods, including zero tariffs on ingredients for livestock feeds and certain medicines, according to the finance ministry. - Read more

  3. China has released its first nationwide “negative list” for investment applying to both domestic and foreign investors.  NDRC and the MofCOM specified 151 areas that are either banned to non-state businesses or require government approval for entry. - Read more

  4. As part of ongoing efforts to introduce a single visa for all Central Asia, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan agreed to launch a Silk Visa in early 2019. According to reports, Kazakhstan also plans to bring Azerbaijan and Turkey into the Silk Visa as well. - Read more

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Grzegorz Stec