Seoul week marks ASEAN-RoK dialogue
An ASEAN week to celebrate the 30th anniversary of establishing dialogue between ASEAN and the Republic of Korea (RoK) kicked off in Seoul on June 14th.
US lifts steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada and Mexico
17:17 21/05/2019
US President Donald Trump lifted steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada and Mexico on May 20th that were imposed a year ago in an effort to gain leverage in broader trade negotiations, the White House said.
Second DMZ hiking trail to open in Cheorwon in June
17:13 21/05/2019
The second inter-Korean border trail along the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) that demarcates the two Koreas will be opened to civilian hikers next month, officials said on May 20th.
WHO urges Congo to prevent Ebola outbreak
17:13 21/05/2019
General Director of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on May 20th urged different political factions in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to unite in the battle against Ebola, warning that the risk of spread "remains very high".
APEC economies vow support for free trade
16:32 21/05/2019
Twenty one member economies of the Asia – Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum have voiced their support for free trade in the context that global economy is being affected by the US-China trade war.
ADB develops accountability mechanism framework for financial intermediaries
16:31 21/05/2019
(CPV) - The Office of the Compliance Review Panel (CRP) of the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Accountability Mechanism is helping to develop an Accountability Mechanism Framework for financial intermediaries to manage environmental and social risks, as well as safeguards compliance and accountability.
Indonesia steps up security ahead of presidential election result
10:34 21/05/2019
Security was tightened outside Indonesia’s election agency on May 20th when official results of a presidential poll are released this week.
India concludes marathon seven-phase election
16:24 20/05/2019
India has concluded its marathon seven-phase national elections on May 19th, the country's Election Commission has announced.
ASEAN, Chinese officials convene 17th meeting on DOC implementation
12:05 20/05/2019
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and China hold the 17th senior officials’ meeting (SOM) on the implementation of the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties on the East Sea (DOC) in Hangzhou, China, on May 17th and 18th.
Thai PM meets with World Bank Research Team
11:58 20/05/2019
The World Bank has reassured support for Thailand’s business sector since the government has conducted bureaucratic reforms to facilitate businesses, reduce costs while the country’s ranking on difficulties versus eases in doing business has improved.