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COVID-19: Number of children living in household poverty to soar by up to 86 million by end of year
(CPV) - The economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic could push up to 86 million more children into household poverty by the end of 2020, an increase of 15 per cent, according to a new analysis released on May 28th 2020 by Save the Children and UNICEF.
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.
Thailand prepares online teaching for new school year
10:35 12/05/2020
Thailand’s Ministry of Education is going to test an on-air and online learning system, in case at-school teaching is not safe enough for the start of the new semester on July 1st.
Thailand’s consumer confidence lowest in 21 years
09:56 10/05/2020
Thailand’s consumer confidence slumped to a 21-year low in April as the public remained worried about the poor economy, unemployment and future income because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Thailand hopes for early resumption of production, tourism
14:08 09/05/2020
The Thai economy would improve once businesses reopen and employ people, and tourism resumes, with measures in place to give visitors confidence in their safety, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said on May 8th.
Airlines gradually resume flights to Cambodia
10:07 06/05/2020
More regional airlines have begun to resume flights to Cambodia’s international airports this month – under strict biosecurity guidelines – as the industry attempts to desperately revive itself from the worst period in aviation history, reported the Khmer Times on May 5th.
Cambodia’s rice exports surge in first four months
11:20 05/05/2020
Cambodian Minister of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries Veng Sakhon has said that his country exported 300,000 tonnes of rice in the first four months of this year, up nearly 40.5 percent year-on-year.
ADB approves USD20 million to support Bhutan's COVID-19 response
11:01 05/05/2020
(CPV) - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved a USD20 million loan on May 4th 2020 to support Bhutan’s efforts to stimulate the economy, protect public health, and mitigate the effects of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic on its people.
Japan to support ADB developing member countries' response to COVID-19 challenges
11:44 04/05/2020
(CPV) - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has provided several targeted interventions to support its developing member countries (DMCs) in combating the effects of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic from its early stages.
Japan to help firms to move production bases to Southeast Asia
11:38 04/05/2020
Japan will launch a subsidy programme to encourage domestic manufacturers to transfer their overseas production bases to Southeast Asia, as the coronavirus pandemic has greatly disrupted their supply chains heavily dependent on China.