Thailand reduces use of 1.5 billion plastic bags over past year
The Thai government’s waste-management policy has reduced the use of 1.5 billion plastic bags since August 17th last year, the country’s Pollution Control Department (PCD) reported.
Digital platforms actively contribute to Indonesia’s economy
10:52 24/07/2019
A workshop focusing on benefits brought by digital platforms was held by the Centre Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and the Tenggara Strategics in Jakarta on July 23rd.
ADB expands Credit Guarantee Investment Facility's operations
16:55 23/07/2019
(CPV) - ADB has approved a USD50 million additional capital contribution to support the guarantee operations of the Credit Guarantee Investment Facility (CGIF), a trust fund of ADB created to promote the development of deep and liquid local currency and regional bond markets in the ASEAN+3 region.
Singapore: Number of babies born dips to 8-year low
11:36 23/07/2019
The number of babies born in Singapore were 39,039 last year, a 1.5 percent drop from 2017 and the lowest over the last eight years, according to a report by the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority.
Indonesia’s capital inflows reach 192.5 trillion Rp
10:30 23/07/2019
Capital inflows to Indonesia stood at IDR192.5 trillion (USD13.82 billion) as of July 18th, indicating investors’ stronger confidence in the country’s economy, according to the Bank Indonesia (BI).
US opposes China’s acts to hamper oil, gas activities in East Sea
11:25 22/07/2019
The US Department of State on (DoS) has expressed concern over reports that China is hampering other countries’ oil and gas activities in the East Sea, and said its acts threaten regional peace and security, the Agence France-Presse (AFP) reported.
Singapore’s economic growth shows signs of slowndown
11:21 22/07/2019
Singapore’s Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) said the country's 2019 economic forecast could be cut again considering the weak performance in the second quarter and strong headwinds in the global economy.
Monsoon rains bring severe flooding and landslides across South Asia
15:00 21/07/2019
(CPV) - Heavy rainfall, flooding and landslides across three countries in South Asia – Nepal, India, and Bangladesh – have killed at least 93 children, and put the lives of millions more at risk. UNICEF estimates that more than 12 million people, including about five million children, have been affected.
Vietnam suggests greater investment in ASEAN youth
10:56 21/07/2019
Vietnam has stressed the need for stronger investment in the youth to enhance their capacity and solidarity during the building of the ASEAN Community.
Asia and Pacific growth steady amid global trade tensions
11:13 19/07/2019
(CPV) - Developing Asia will maintain strong but moderating growth over 2019 and 2020, as supportive domestic demand counteracts an environment of global trade tensions, according to a new Asian Development Bank (ADB) report released on July 18th 2019.