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Cambodia expects to finalise FTA with China in November
26/02/2020
A free trade agreement (FTA) between Cambodia and China is expected to be finalised in November in a move to boost trade between the two countries, the Phnom Penh Post reported.
ASEAN-Canada Joint Cooperation Committee holds 8th meeting
09:34 26/02/2020
The ASEAN-Canada Joint Cooperation Committee (ACJCC) held its 8th meeting at the ASEAN Secretariat’s headquarters in Jakarta, Indonesia on February 25th.
Malaysian King accepts PM Mahathir’s resignation
11:20 25/02/2020
Malaysia’s King Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah on February 24th accepted Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad’s resignation but asked him to stay on in the role until a new PM is appointed and a cabinet formed, the country’s Chief Secretary Mohd Zuki Ali said the same day.
27th ASEAN – New Zealand Dialogue takes place in Cambodia
09:54 24/02/2020
The 27th ASEAN – New Zealand Dialogue took place on February 20th-21st in Cambodia, focusing on commitments to further deepening bilateral strategic partnership in 2020.
Indonesia confirms radioactive contamination cases
09:59 22/02/2020
The Nuclear Energy Regulatory Agency (Bapeten) of Indonesia has obtained the test results of nine residents following the finding of radioactive contamination in a vacant land plot in Serpong, South Tangerang city, over 40km in the south of Jakarta.
ASEAN, China enhance cooperation in response to COVID-19
16:02 21/02/2020
A special meeting of the ASEAN Coordinating Council (ACC) and a special conference of ASEAN-China Foreign Ministers on cooperation in responding to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) took place in Vientiane, Laos, on February 20th.
2.9 million people affected by one or more humanitarian crises in Niger in 2020
10:38 20/02/2020
(CPV) - Nearly 3 million people in Niger, more than half of whom are children, need humanitarian assistance amidst the risks posed by insecurity, malnutrition, recurrent disease epidemics, cyclical floods, droughts and displacement. UNICEF called for increased attention to the plight of children and their families on February 19th 2020.
Malaysia expects to welcome 30 million foreign tourists this year
10:32 20/02/2020
Malaysia hopes to meet its target of welcoming a record 30 million tourists in 2020 by redirecting its marketing efforts to local and other markets as the number of visitors from China has dropped.
ADB registers record disbursement for Nepal
10:06 19/02/2020
(CPV) - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) achieved a record disbursement of USD323.7 million for development projects in Nepal in 2019.
Singapore lowers GDP growth due to COVID-19
09:49 18/02/2020
The Ministry of Trade and Industry of Singapore downgraded its economic growth forecast to between 0.5-1.5 percent from the rate of between 0.5-2.5 percent estimated in November 2019.