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ASEAN senior officials meet online
19/05/2020
The ASEAN Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM) at the Deputy Foreign Ministerial level was held on May 18th in the form of a teleconference, with Deputy Foreign Minister Nguyen Quoc Dung, head of Vietnam ASEAN SOM, participating.
ADB supports Lao PDR's emergency response to COVID-19
11:11 25/05/2020
(CPV) - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved a USD20 million loan to support the Lao People’s Democratic Republic’s (Lao PDR) response to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.
At least 76 dead in Pakistan plane crash
10:46 23/05/2020
At least 76 bodies have been recovered after Pakistan International Airline flight 8303 crashed in Karachi Friday, according to a statement from the Sindh Health Department.
COVID-19: Singapore, Malaysia discuss economic recovery
10:12 21/05/2020
Singapore’s Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat and his Malaysian counterpart Tengku Zafrul Aziz on May 19th discussed economic recovery measures via a video conference as COVID-19 restrictions are gradually eased.
Indonesia rolls out USD43 billion stimulus for MSMEs, SOEs
11:26 19/05/2020
The Indonesian government is rolling out a 641.17 trillion rupiah (43 billion USD) economic recovery stimulus, bigger than previous allocations, to soften the impact of COVID-19 on micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), as well as state-owned enterprises (SOEs).
Vietnam proposes stronger ties between ASEAN, partners to handle outbreaks
11:44 16/05/2020
Deputy Minister of Defence Sen. Lt. Gen. Nguyen Chi Vinh on May 15th suggested ASEAN countries enhance their connectivity with ASEAN+3 nations and other partners to cope with outbreaks of disease.
Cambodia: Anti-money laundering draft law approved
11:19 16/05/2020
Cambodia’s draft law of anti-money laundering bill was approved on May 15th at the Council of Ministers meeting chaired by Prime Minister Hun Sen.
COVID-19 economic impact could reach USD8.8 trillion globally
23:37 15/05/2020
(CPV) - The global economy could suffer between $5.8 trillion and $8.8 trillion in losses—equivalent to 6.4% to 9.7% of global gross domestic product (GDP)—as a result of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, says a new report released by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) on May 15th 2020.
ASEAN ministers talk impacts of COVID-19 on labour, employment
11:50 15/05/2020
Labour ministers from 10 member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) had a video conference on May 14th to look into impacts of COVID-19 on labour and employment.
Cambodia resumes rice exports
16:20 14/05/2020
The Cambodian government has allowed companies to resume exporting rice from next week, after banning it for more than a month to ensure the country's food security during the COVID-19 pandemic.