Cambodia expects to finalise FTA with China in November
26/02/2020
A free trade agreement (FTA) between Cambodia and China is expected to be finalised in November in a move to boost trade between the two countries, the Phnom Penh Post reported.
Malaysia expects to welcome 30 million foreign tourists this year
10:32 20/02/2020
Malaysia hopes to meet its target of welcoming a record 30 million tourists in 2020 by redirecting its marketing efforts to local and other markets as the number of visitors from China has dropped.
ADB registers record disbursement for Nepal
10:06 19/02/2020
(CPV) - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) achieved a record disbursement of USD323.7 million for development projects in Nepal in 2019.
Indonesian President’s approval rate surges
11:59 18/02/2020
Indonesian President Joko Widodo’s approval rate has surged after the first 100 days of his second term, according to a latest survey by Indo Barometer.
Singapore lowers GDP growth due to COVID-19
09:49 18/02/2020
The Ministry of Trade and Industry of Singapore downgraded its economic growth forecast to between 0.5-1.5 percent from the rate of between 0.5-2.5 percent estimated in November 2019.
UNICEF appeals for USD42.3 million to support the global Covid-19 outbreak response
09:49 18/02/2020
(CPV) - UNICEF urgently needs USD42.3 million to scale up its response to the Covid-19 virus outbreak and support global efforts to contain it.
Thailand moves to reclaim world biggest rice exporter spot
10:36 17/02/2020
Thailand is seeking measures to reclaim the number one global rice exporter spot from India after losing this position for three years.
Bangladesh reforms its capital market
10:35 17/02/2020
(CPV) - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a second tranche loan of USD170 million to conclude the Third Capital Market Development Program in Bangladesh.
Malaysia tightens rules on foreign ships for fear of COVID-19
12:01 16/02/2020
The Malaysian Government has decided not to allow any foreign vessel that refuses to share essential information required by local authorities to dock in the country.
ASEAN culture, cuisine popularised in Ukraine
17:14 15/02/2020
The embassies of Vietnam, Malaysia and Indonesia in Ukraine on February 13th held a programme to introduce ASEAN culture and cuisine, as part of the popularisation efforts in Vietnam’s ASEAN Chair Year 2020 in the country.