Thai economy expected to return to normal in next two years
26/09/2020
Thailand’s economy is expected to return to normal within two years as the government has tried to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, said Thai Deputy Prime Minister Supattanapong Punmeechaow on September 25.
Japan, Laos to ease travelling restrictions from September
16:52 24/08/2020
Japan and Laos have agreed to resume travelling between the two nations for long-term residents from September, which has been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Cambodia, Japan to ease travel restrictions in September 2020
10:32 24/08/2020
Japan and Cambodia agreed on August 22 to reopen borders for expatriates, starting possibly from early September, on condition they observe a 14-day self-quarantine period and take other precautions against the novel coronavirus, Kyodo News reported.
ADB supports Philippines' financial inclusion reforms with USD300 million loan
10:28 24/08/2020
(CPV) - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a USD300 million policy-based loan to support the Philippine government’s efforts to boost inclusive growth by implementing reforms to expand Filipinos’ access to financial services, especially in unserved and underserved areas across the country.
Thailand records first COVID-19 case outside quarantine areas
10:53 20/08/2020
Thailand recorded the first COVID-19 case outside state quarantine areas on August 19, the 86th day without a domestic case in the country.
ADB approves USD2 million grant to support Armenia’s fight against COVID-19
10:46 20/08/2020
(CPV) - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a USD2 million grant from its Asia Pacific Disaster Response Fund (APDRF) to support Armenia in its fight against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.
UNICEF: COVID-19 causes disruptions to child protection services in more than 100 countries
17:00 19/08/2020
(CPV) - Violence prevention and response services have been severely disrupted during the COVID-19 pandemic, leaving children at increased risk of violence, exploitation and abuse, according to a global survey by UNICEF.
Building a better future for every child in East Asia and the Pacific, post COVID-19
10:09 19/08/2020
(CPV) - UNICEF East Asia and Pacific issues on August 18th 2020, “Recover, Rebound, Reimagine - Building a better future for every child in East Asia and the Pacific, post COVID-19.”
Tackling the COVID-19 Youth Employment Crisis in Asia and the Pacific
17:08 18/08/2020
(CPV) - The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered a massive disruption of economies and labour markets with disproportionate impacts on youth employment in Asia and the Pacific, says a new report by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and Asian Development Bank (ADB).
Thai economy sees biggest contraction in more than 20 years
10:44 18/08/2020
The Thai economy contracted the most in more than two decades due to impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.