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Brazil President-elect completes cabinet
12/12/2018
Brazil President-elect Jair Bolsonaro on December 9th appointed rightist lawyer Ricardo Salles as Environment Minister, completing his 22-member cabinet.
Pressure on rupiah not yet over in short term: Minister
10:51 26/11/2018
Indonesian Coordinating Minister for Economy Darmin Nasution said the pressure on rupiah would not yet be over although it is relatively stable hovering in a narrow range of IDR14,500 - IDR14,600 per USD after dropping to the level of IDR15,000 per USD a few weeks ago.
Singapore's October core inflation highest in four years
11:30 24/11/2018
Singapore's core inflation edged up to 1.9 percent year-on-year in October, the highest level in four years.
India, Laos chart course for stronger ties
11:06 24/11/2018
Laos and India charted a roadmap to ratchet up their ties and cooperation in the future at the ninth meeting of their joint committee in Vientiane, Laos, on November 23rd.
DPRK destroys 10 guard posts in border area
16:42 21/11/2018
The Republic of Korea (RoK)’s Ministry of Defense on November 20th said the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) destroyed 10 guard posts inside the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ).
ADB supports Indonesia’s recovery and rehabilitation of Lombok and Central Sulawesi
15:56 21/11/2018
(CPV) - ADB has approved a USD500 million emergency assistance loan to support the Government of Indonesia’s recovery and rehabilitation of Lombok and Central Sulawesi after recent disasters claimed thousands of lives and destroyed infrastructure, property, and livelihoods.
Thailand strives to bolster domestic tourism
11:02 21/11/2018
The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has launched a campaigned called “Let’s go no plan” with the aim of encouraging tourists to visit the country’s second-tier cities.
Emerging East Asia bonds can weather short-term risks
10:16 21/11/2018
(CPV) - Short-term risks continue to cast a shadow over emerging East Asia’s local currency bond markets. However, they should be able to weather the challenges so long as the region’s policymakers remain vigilant, says the latest edition of ADB's Asia Bond Monitor.
CPTPP operation to be discussed in Tokyo
10:20 20/11/2018
Chief negotiators from the 11 members of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) will gather in Tokyo, Japan, on November 20th-21st to discuss policies after the deal takes effect in late this year.
ADB welcomes PHP1 billion bond under ASEAN+3 Multi-Currency Bond Issuance Framework
10:12 20/11/2018
(CPV) - ADB welcomed the PHP1 billion bond issued by AEON Credit Service (Philippines) Inc. (AEON Philippines) on November 19th 2018. The bond is the first in the Philippines guaranteed by the Credit Guarantee and Investment Facility (CGIF) and issued under the ASEAN+3 Multi-Currency Bond Issuance Framework (AMBIF).