Technology could make aging a 'Silver Dividend' for Asia's economies
(CPV) - Aging populations could be a boon to economies in the Asia and Pacific region if governments adopt technology policies that improve elderly people’s health, extend skills and working lives, and facilitate job matching, according to a new report from ADB.
Four major Thai banks cut loan interest rates to spur economy
15:12 16/08/2019
Four major banks of Thailand have decided to cut their minimum retail rate (MRR) by 0.25 percentage point to help lower financial costs of small and medium enterprises (SMEs), increase their competitiveness and support the Thai economy.
Indonesia bans activities around Volcano Merapi
11:05 15/08/2019
Indonesian authorities have banned residents and trekkers from doing activities within 3km from the summit of Mount Merapi, as the volcano located between Central Java and Yogyakarta provinces spewed hot lava on August 14th.
Thai House Speaker assures envoys of readiness for AIPA summit
10:22 15/08/2019
The Speaker of the House of Representatives of Thailand, Chuan Leekpai, has addressed envoys from the ASEAN Parliament, assuring them that security measures are in place for the 40th ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA), which will take place later this month.
EU: DPRK’s missile test undermines efforts to achieve peace
17:47 14/08/2019
The European Union on Saturday condemned the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) for the latest in a series of missile launches, saying the tests undermined international efforts to achieve peace on the peninsula, reported AFP.
FTAs help Thailand’s international trade reach USD140 billion in H1
10:52 14/08/2019
Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) between Thailand and 17 partner countries have helped international trade value in the first half of this year to reach USD140 billion, with ASEAN remaining the top trading partner.
Ceremony marks 52nd anniversary of ASEAN in Australia
10:47 14/08/2019
The Committee of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in Canberra held a ceremony in the Australian capital city on August 13th to celebrate the bloc’s 52nd founding anniversary (August 8th).
RoK, Philippines launch third round of FTA talks
19:18 13/08/2019
The Republic of Korea (RoK) and the Philippines began the third round of negotiations on a bilateral free trade agreement in Busan city on August 12th.
IMF warns China’s economic growth to slow
16:50 13/08/2019
China's economy is slowing in the context of increasing trade conflicts with the US, and if Washington continues to ramp up tariffs, the growth rate of the world's second largest economy will be cut more sharply.
Thai rice price surges compared to other Asian countries
10:28 12/08/2019
Rice export prices in Thailand rose sharply this week on worries that the country’s worst drought in about a decade could reduce supply.