Vietnam presides over UNSC session on Yemen, Colombia
15/01/2020
Vietnam presided over a United Nations Security Council session on January 13th, during which the organisation adopted a resolution to extend the mandate of the UN Mission to support the Hodeidah Agreement (UNMHA) in Yemen and listened to a report on activities of the UN mission overseeing the peace agreement in Colombia.
Taiwan (China) invests 22 billion USD in building oil refinery in Indonesia
12:15 20/01/2020
Taiwanese (Chinese) state-owned oil refiner CPC Corp. has pledged to invest 22 billion USD in the development of the Balongan petrochemical refinery, said Coordinating Minister for Maritime and Investment Affairs Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan.
Indonesia’s car sales fall nearly 11 percent in 2019
12:11 20/01/2020
Indonesia sold 1.03 million cars in 2019, a drop of 10.8 percent year on year from 1.15 million units the previous year, due to the weak demand and other factors, according to the car manufacturer association (Gaikindo).
US firms to invest 5 billion USD in infrastrure projects in Indonesia
15:56 15/01/2020
The International Development Finance Corporation (IDFC) – an independent agency under the US government – plans to invest 15 billion USD in Indonesia, according to the Southeast Asian country’s Coordating Minister for Economic Affairs Airlangga Hartarto.
Indonesia calls for foreign investment in new capital
15:15 15/01/2020
Indonesian President Joko Widodo on January 13th invited nations and businesses around the world to invest in the country’s soon-to-be-built administrative hub.
Norway to support Pakistan's National Disaster Risk Management Fund
14:56 15/01/2020
(CPV) - ADB and the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Pakistan signed an agreement today to expand support for the National Disaster Risk Management Fund (NDRMF), further strengthening financing for natural disaster risk reduction and preparedness in the country.
Thailand detects first Corona virus infected patient
18:08 14/01/2020
Thailand has recorded the first patient infected with new Corona virus – a 61-year-old Chinese woman from Wuhan city, local media reported.
Prioritised orientations in ASEAN economic pillar in 2020 unveiled
18:05 14/01/2020
Three prioritised orientations in the economic pillar of ASEAN in 2020 was revealed during the first meeting of ASEAN Senior Economic Officials in 2020 (SEOM 1/51), which is underway in Hanoi from January 12th-14th.
Laos, China sign currency settlement agreement
18:01 14/01/2020
Laos and China have agreed to facilitate the direct exchange of the Lao kip (LAK) and the Chinese yuan (CNY) instead of having to making conversions through other currencies previously.
Indonesia asks Singapore to invest in developing new capital
14:04 11/01/2020
Indonesian Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan has called on Singaporean investors to invest in a number of sectors in the country's new capital city in East Kalimantan Province.