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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.
Pacific increases renewable energy generation
10:14 28/12/2019
(CPV) - ADB will invest over USD1 billion worth of energy projects in the Pacific from 2019 to 2021 to increase renewable energy generation and improve access to affordable and sustainable electricity in the subregion.
Cambodian PM defends stance on rice pricing
09:58 28/12/2019
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has defended his stance on letting the free market determine prices of rice, saying that appeal for the government’s intervention in rice prices is unreasonable.
Uzbekistan improves public schools in Tashkent through PPP
12:41 21/12/2019
(CPV) - Minister of Public Education Mr. Sherzod Shermatov and the Deputy Country Director of ADB's Uzbekistan Resident Mission Mr. Enrico Pinali have signed an agreement for ADB to advise on a public–private partnership (PPP) to help rehabilitate and construct public schools in Sergeli district of the capital city, Tashkent.
Philippines government implements major infrastructure projects
09:49 14/12/2019
(CPV) - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a USD200 million loan to help the Philippine government prepare and implement major infrastructure projects under its flagship “Build, Build, Build” (BBB) development program.
ADB trims growth forecasts as Asia's biggest economies slow
14:46 11/12/2019
(CPV) - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has trimmed its forecasts for economic growth in developing Asia this year and next year as growth in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and India is weighed down by both external and domestic factors.
Southeast Asia’s GDP growth likely to remain at 4.5 pct in 2020
11:14 07/12/2019
Southeast Asia’s GDP growth is likely to remain at 4.5 percent in 2020, amid high risks of a re-escalation in trade tensions between the US and China, according to the latest report produced by the British advisory firm Oxford Economics.
Thailand’s cross-border trade slightly decreases in 10 months
10:37 02/12/2019
Thailand's cross-border trade reached 1.12 trillion THB in the first 10 months of the year, a year-on-year fall of 1.94 percent, according to statistics from the country’s Commerce Ministry.
RoK-ASEAN trade up 20-fold in 30 years
11:06 25/11/2019
The Republic of Korea (RoK)'s trade with Southeast Asian countries soared around twentyfold this year compared to that recorded in 1989, according to data released by the RoK Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy and the Korea International Trade Association as saying.
Emerging East Asia bond market growth steady amid global slowdown
10:18 25/11/2019
(CPV) - Emerging East Asia’s local currency bond market posted steady growth during the third quarter of 2019 despite persistent trade uncertainties and a global economic downturn, according to the latest issue of the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Asia Bond Monitor.