COVID-19: Number of children living in household poverty to soar by up to 86 million by end of year
30/05/2020
(CPV) - The economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic could push up to 86 million more children into household poverty by the end of 2020, an increase of 15 per cent, according to a new analysis released on May 28th 2020 by Save the Children and UNICEF.
ASEAN ministers talk impacts of COVID-19 on labour, employment
11:50 15/05/2020
Labour ministers from 10 member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) had a video conference on May 14th to look into impacts of COVID-19 on labour and employment.
Cambodia resumes rice exports
16:20 14/05/2020
The Cambodian government has allowed companies to resume exporting rice from next week, after banning it for more than a month to ensure the country's food security during the COVID-19 pandemic.
ADB provides USD100 million to support Mongolia's COVID-19 response
14:15 14/05/2020
(CPV) - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a USD100 million loan to the Government of Mongolia to mitigate the severe health and economic impacts of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.
Thailand prepares online teaching for new school year
10:35 12/05/2020
Thailand’s Ministry of Education is going to test an on-air and online learning system, in case at-school teaching is not safe enough for the start of the new semester on July 1st.
COVID-19 situation improves in Philippines, remains bad in Singapore
09:57 10/05/2020
The Philippines confirmed 147 COVID-19 infections and eight more fatalities on May 9th, raising the total to 10,610 and 704, respectively.
Thailand’s consumer confidence lowest in 21 years
09:56 10/05/2020
Thailand’s consumer confidence slumped to a 21-year low in April as the public remained worried about the poor economy, unemployment and future income because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
ADB President, Bhutan Finance Minister discuss COVID-19 response
18:01 09/05/2020
(CPV) - Asian Development Bank (ADB) President Masatsugu Asakawa and Bhutan Finance Minister and ADB Governor Namgay Tshering discussed ADB’s support on May 7th 2020 to the country in its fight against the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.
Thailand hopes for early resumption of production, tourism
14:08 09/05/2020
The Thai economy would improve once businesses reopen and employ people, and tourism resumes, with measures in place to give visitors confidence in their safety, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said on May 8th.
APEC calls for increased collaboration in COVID-19 combat
14:41 06/05/2020
(CPV) - The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Ministers Responsible for Trade on May 5th called for increased trade collaboration at all levels and across the region to accelerate the fight against COVID-19.