ASEAN Family Day held in Italy
Embassies of member countries in the ASEAN Committee in Rome (ACR) celebrated the ASEAN Family Day on September 7th.
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.
Thai government approves fiscal 2020 budget
10:26 08/08/2019
The Thai cabinet has endorsed a budget of THB3.2 trillion (about USD104 billion) for fiscal year 2020, up 6.7 percent from fiscal 2019, which ends on September 30th.
Indonesia curbs private cars to cut air pollution
10:16 08/08/2019
The Indonesian capital city of Jakarta on August 7th announced new regulations to curb private cars as it moves to rein in choking air pollution.
Pakistan improves trade competitiveness and exports
10:15 08/08/2019
(CPV) - ADB has approved a USD500 million policy-based loan to support the Government of Pakistan’s reforms to improve trade competitiveness and exports as a defense against external shocks and to help finance the country’s trade deficit.