Late Russian military expert in Vietnam honoured
A ceremony took place in suburban Moscow on August 4 to install a memorial stele dedicated to the late Sen. Lieut. Gen Anatoly Ivanovich Khiupenen, head of the Russian military expert delegation to Vietnam.
Cambodia’s garment, footwear sectors propose EU postpone EBA withdrawal
17:11 04/06/2020
The Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC), the Cambodia Footwear Association (CFA) and the European Chamber of Commerce in Cambodia (EuroCham) on June 2nd requested the European Commission to postpone its withdrawal of the ‘Everything But Arms’ (EBA) preferential trade scheme for 12 months so that the apparel, footwear and travel goods sectors recover.
ADB opens Mongolian Togrog-Linked bond market
15:54 04/06/2020
(CPV) - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has raised 21 billion Mongolian togrog (MNT), about USD7.5 million, in a groundbreaking issue of the first offshore MNT-linked nomad bonds. The issue sets a new benchmark in the international bond market for frontier currencies.
Quang Ninh considered ideal destination for foreign investment
19:10 03/06/2020
Quang Ninh province emerges as an ideal destination for investors who want to diversify production activities and expand their supply chains outside China. "For investors operating in Guangdong (China), Quang Ninh is a destination worth considering in the plan to relocate production bases to Vietnam," said Pritesh Samuel, an expert from Dezan Shira & Associates Company.
ADB, ESCAP discuss stepping up cooperation to help Asia and Pacific in addressing COVID-19 crisis
16:24 03/06/2020
(CPV) - Asian Development Bank (ADB) President Masatsugu Asakawa and United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and Pacific (ESCAP) Executive Secretary Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana on June 3rd 2020 discussed enhancing cooperation to help the region as it addresses the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.
Coronavirus still a challenge in some Southeast Asian countries
15:21 03/06/2020
The novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 that causes COVID-19 is still spreading in Southeast Asian countries such as Indonesia, the Philippines, and Malaysia, as they reported many more cases on June 2nd.
Ebola resurfaces in Équateur Province, north-western Democratic Republic of the Congo
16:11 02/06/2020
(CPV) - The Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has confirmed the death of five people – including one 15-year-old girl - due to Ebola in Mbandaka, the capital of Équateur Province in the north-western part of the country. The deaths occurred between the 18th and 30th of May but they were only confirmed as Ebola-related on May 31st 2020.
ADB President, President of Azerbaijan discuss combating COVID-19 and enhancing partnership
16:04 02/06/2020
(CPV) - Asian Development Bank (ADB) President Masatsugu Asakawa and President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev on June 1st 2020 discussed how ADB can support the government’s response in combating the impact of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.
ADB USD100 million loan to mitigate adverse health, economic impacts of COVID-19 in Georgia
13:02 30/05/2020
(CPV) - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a USD100 million loan to help the Government of Georgia contain the spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, mitigate the impact on businesses, and protect the livelihoods of the most vulnerable, including women and children.
COVID-19: Number of children living in household poverty to soar by up to 86 million by end of year
12:51 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.