ASEAN members bolster trade with Mexican state
The ASEAN Committee in Mexico, comprising Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam, joined hands with authorities of Mexico’s Yucatan state to arrange a business forum in Merida city on November 15th.
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.
Myanmar: Death toll from landslide rises to 22
09:49 11/08/2019
The death toll from a landslide caused by monsoon rains struck Ye Pyar Kone village, Mon state of Myanmar, on August 9th rose to 22.
Philippines opposes Chinese ships’ presence in EEZ
09:29 11/08/2019
A Philippine diplomat on August 9th said the country will lodge a protest over the unannounced presence of two Chinese survey vessels in its exclusive economic zone (EEZ).
Timor-Leste begins to upgrade 58 kilometers of national road corridor
10:29 10/08/2019
(CPV) - ADB and the Government of Timor-Leste participated in a groundbreaking ceremony on August 9th 2019 in Baucau to officially mark the beginning of construction to upgrade 58 kilometers of the Baucau–Venilale–Viqueque national road corridor.
APEC Year 2020 to begin in November
10:42 09/08/2019
Malaysia will host the APEC Year 2020 from November 26th, 2019 to November 2020, with nearly 16,000 delegates from 21 member economies taking part, APEC 2020 head of logistics Suraya KA Rahman told a media briefing in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on August 8th.