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Vietnam presides over UNSC session on Yemen, Colombia
Vietnam presided over a United Nations Security Council session on January 13th, during which the organisation adopted a resolution to extend the mandate of the UN Mission to support the Hodeidah Agreement (UNMHA) in Yemen and listened to a report on activities of the UN mission overseeing the peace agreement in Colombia.
Indonesia calls for foreign investment in new capital
15:15 15/01/2020
Indonesian President Joko Widodo on January 13th invited nations and businesses around the world to invest in the country’s soon-to-be-built administrative hub.
Laos, China sign currency settlement agreement
18:01 14/01/2020
Laos and China have agreed to facilitate the direct exchange of the Lao kip (LAK) and the Chinese yuan (CNY) instead of having to making conversions through other currencies previously.
Indonesia asks Singapore to invest in developing new capital
14:04 11/01/2020
Indonesian Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan has called on Singaporean investors to invest in a number of sectors in the country's new capital city in East Kalimantan Province.
Thailand awaits Indian tourist surge on US-Iran tension
10:03 10/01/2020
Thailand expects a windfall from the Indian tourist market if travellers stay away from the Middle East and turn eastward instead. Executive Director of the ASEAN, South Asia, and South Pacific Markets under the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) said the ongoing Iran-US conflict could affect Indian travellers' confidence, resulting in their shunning of Dubai for Thailand to avoid the Middle East
Indonesia to focus on promoting economic diplomacy
09:58 10/01/2020
Indonesian President Joko Widodo has stressed that the country’s orientations and foreign policy priorities in the next five year should focus on economic diplomacy.
Thailand, Bangladesh to kick off FTA talks next week
16:10 04/01/2020
Thailand and Bangladesh will kick off talks to establish a free trade agreement (FTA) during their 5th Joint Trade Committee (JTC) meeting next week.
Indonesia holds meetings following China’s violation of EEZ
15:53 04/01/2020
Ministries and agencies of the Indonesian Government have continually held meetings over the last few days following China’s entry into the Southeast Asian country’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ).
Malaysia promotes digitalisation of economy
17:56 01/01/2020
The Malaysian government will ensure the digitalisation of the economy will not leave anyone out of the mainstream of development, Minister of Finance Lim Guan Eng said at a tech conference on December 30th.
Myanmar’s border trade with neighbours surges
17:52 01/01/2020
Myanmar’s border trade with neighbouring countries reached about 2.4 billion USD as of December 20th in present fiscal year 2019-2020 which started from October 1st.