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Bernie Sanders to run in US presidential election
20/02/2019
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders announced on September 19th that he will be running for US President in the 2020 election.
Malaysia plans to build one million affordable homes in 10 years
15:07 07/01/2019
The Malaysian Government is planning to build one million units of affordable homes within the next 10 years as part of its efforts to help more people, especially low-income earners, to own homes.
Philippines: Death toll in storm, landslides climbs to 126
14:43 07/01/2019
The death toll in a powerful storm that triggered landslides and flash floods in the Philippines has risen to 126, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said on January 6th.
Indonesia's economic growth hits 5.15 percent in 2018
11:46 06/01/2019
The Indonesian economic growth in 2018 is estimated to reach 5.15 percent, falling short of the target of 5.4 percent set in the state budget.
Thailand prepares for ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Retreat
10:37 05/01/2019
Chiang Mai, northern Thailand, is making preparations to host an informal meeting of ASEAN Foreign Ministers this month.
US, Chinese Presidents exchange congratulations over 40th anniversary of diplomatic ties
19:37 03/01/2019
Chinese President Xi Jin-ping and US President Donald Trump on January 1st exchanged congratulations on the 40th anniversary of the establishment of China - US diplomatic relations.
Singapore’s economy likely to slow down this year
16:12 02/01/2019
Singapore’s economy likely maintained a steady pace of growth in the fourth quarter as the manufacturing sector outperformed forecasts, but US-China trade tensions could slow the momentum in 2019.
Thailand begins assuming ASEAN Chairmanship 2019
15:54 02/01/2019
Thailand on January 1st started its role as the rotating Chair of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in 2019.
CPTPP trade deal officially takes effect
11:19 31/12/2018
The 11-member Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) officially came into force on December 30th, creating a free trade area covering more than a tenth of the global economy.
Indonesia: Dozens of thousands people evacuated over fear of new tsunami
16:17 29/12/2018
Indonesian authorities ordered massive evacuations on December 28th in residential areas from the coast along Sunda Strait following a warning of a possible second tsunami triggered by the eruption of Anak Krakatau volcano.