ASEAN Plus 3 revises agreement protecting regional finance
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and their partners, namely China, Japan, and the Republic of Korea (RoK) agreed on December 14th to revise the Chiang Mai Initiative Multilateralisation (CMIM) Agreement – a regional financial safety net.
Congo's Ebola outbreak now 2nd largest in history, WHO says
20:30 30/11/2018
The World Health Organisation (WHO) on November 29th warned that the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)’s deadly Ebola outbreak is now the second largest in history, behind the devastating West Africa outbreak that killed thousands a few years ago.
ADB and ESCAP discuss to support the SDGs in Asia and Pacific
20:29 30/11/2018
(CPV) - ADB President Mr. Takehiko Nakao and Under Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Secretary of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) Ms. Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana met at ADB headquarters together with senior staff of both institutions to discuss deepening their collaboration.
Two Koreas start joint railway inspection
20:28 30/11/2018
The 18-day joint railway inspection on the east and west coast of the Korean peninsula began on November 30th.
Kiribati strengthens economic management
20:21 30/11/2018
(CPV) - ADB has approved a USD2.5 million policy-based grant to support the second subprogram of the government-led Kiribati Strengthening Economic Management Reform Program.
Thai Prime Minister’s trip to Germany a success
09:58 30/11/2018
The Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) announced on November 29th that Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha had made a successful state visit to Germany and had assured his host that a general election in Thailand is still slated for February.
Malaysia yet to set deadline for CPTPP ratification
09:55 30/11/2018
The Malaysian Government has not set any deadline for ratifying the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), Malaysian national news agency Bernama quoted International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Darell Leiking as saying.
US: Nancy Pelosy nominated as House Speaker
16:29 29/11/2018
Democrats in the US House of Representatives on November 28th picked Ms. Nancy Pelosy to be their nominee for the Speaker.
World leaders head to Argentina for G20 summit
16:27 29/11/2018
Nineteen leaders of the world's biggest economies and a representative of the European Union have begun to arrive in Buenos Aries (Argentina) for the Group of 20 summit.
Thailand’s exports surge in October
11:24 29/11/2018
Thailand’s exports increased 8.7 percent in October from a year earlier, nearly double the forecast of 4.5 percent.