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Technology could make aging a 'Silver Dividend' for Asia's economies
13/11/2019
(CPV) - Aging populations could be a boon to economies in the Asia and Pacific region if governments adopt technology policies that improve elderly people’s health, extend skills and working lives, and facilitate job matching, according to a new report from ADB.
Thailand puts forward measures to bolster economy
09:49 12/11/2019
Thailand’s Ministry of Industry plans to launch a digital platform and big data system to facilitate the industrial sector and smooth the government’s ease of doing business next year.
Ceremony welcomes ASEAN-RoK Commemorative Summit
10:39 11/11/2019
A ceremony to welcome the upcoming ASEAN-Republic of Korea (RoK) Commemorative Summit was held in the southeastern port city of Busan on November 10th, luring the participation of around 10,000 people.
ASEAN, FIFA agree to cooperate to develop football in Southeast Asia
16:18 04/11/2019
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the International Federation of Football Associations (FIFA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in Thailand on November 2nd.
US to recover 1 billion USD from Jho Low in 1MDB scandal
15:13 02/11/2019
The US Department of Justice has reached a deal with Malaysian financier Jho Low to retake almost 1 billion USD in funds Low and his family had misappropriated from Malaysian investment fund 1MDB.
Indian scholar: New Delhi should prioritise East Sea issue in foreign policy
15:09 02/11/2019
Indian daily Times of India on November 1st ran an article by Baladas Ghoshal, a scholar from the Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies of India, that held that the encroachment of Vietnam’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ) by China’s Haiyang Dizhi 8 vessel clearly impinged on Vietnam’s territorial integrity and economic security.
Signing the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation: Germany and ASEAN strengthen ties
16:20 01/11/2019
(CPV) - On November 2nd 2019 Germany will formally accede to the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation in Southeast Asia (TAC). For Germany this is an important step in strengthening our relations with ASEAN, an increasingly important community with growing regional and universal significance.
Malaysian PM optimistic about economic recovery
16:35 31/10/2019
Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has affirmed that the government led by the Pakatan Harapan (PH) alliance is working to re-energise the economy, with the road to recovery now visible.
Thailand acts to soften impact of US suspension of trade benefits
17:06 30/10/2019
Thailand’s Ministry of Commerce has announced that it will adopt seven measures to soften the impact of the US suspension of trade benefits for the Southeast Asian country.
Creating policies to achieve inclusive and sustainable development in Asia-Pacific
10:15 29/10/2019
(CPV) - Ensuring access to nutritious, safe, and affordable food, enabled by modern technologies and creative policies, is essential to achieve inclusive and sustainable development in Asia-Pacific, participants heard at the Rural Development and Food Security (RDFS) Forum 2019 on October 28th 2019.