Thailand calls for regional countries’ modernisation to increase competitiveness
Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has called on Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam and Thailand (CLMVT) to embrace innovation or else risk losing their competitive edge.
Thailand targets to become ASEAN’s electricity hub
10:18 26/06/2019
Thailand has set a target of becoming an electricity hub in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
ADB approves USD60 million to improve skills of Cambodia's labor force
09:41 26/06/2019
(CPV) - ADB has approved a USD60 million loan to boost the skills and competitiveness of Cambodia’s growing labor force, as the Government of Cambodia seeks to transition its economy from a low-skilled, labor-intensive growth model to a skills-driven one.
700 Japanese register for Vietnamese-language proficiency test
17:04 25/06/2019
More than 700 Japanese candidates on June 23rd registered for the third Vietnamese-language proficiency test held by the Japan College of Foreign Languages in Tokyo.
ADB endorses a new Country Partnership Strategy for Uzbekistan
15:41 25/06/2019
(CPV) - ADB has endorsed a new Country Partnership Strategy (CPS) for Uzbekistan. The 5-year partnership strategy, from 2019–2023, supports the government’s ongoing reforms to help the economy’s transition towards a more inclusive and market-driven growth path.
Myanmar State Counselor and ADB President discuss operations in Myanmar
16:44 24/06/2019
(CPV) - Myanmar State Counselor Ms. Aung San Suu Kyi met with ADB President Mr. Takehiko Nakao on June 23rd 2019 on the sidelines of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Leaders’ Summit. They discussed ADB’s continued engagement with Myanmar.
Malaysia working to recover USD65 mln in 1MDB case
11:04 22/06/2019
The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has launched legal action against 41 individuals and organisations to recover about USD65 million stolen from scandal-hit state fund 1MDB.
34th ASEAN Summit-related meetings begin in Bangkok
16:40 21/06/2019
The 34th ASEAN Summit and related meetings officially began in Bangkok on June 20th with the meeting of the Committee of Permanent Representatives to ASEAN (CPR).
ASEAN ICT Awards 2019 launched in Vietnam
10:29 19/06/2019
The Ministry of Information and Communications hosted a ceremony in Hanoi on June 18th to announce the ASEAN ICT Awards 2019 (AICTA).
Asia bond market is expanding
10:28 19/06/2019
(CPV) - The local currency bond markets in emerging East Asia continued to expand over the first quarter of 2019 despite trade conflicts and moderating global growth, according to ADB's latest issue of the Asia Bond Monitor. Housing bonds and green bonds are potential areas of future growth, the quarterly report said.