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Singapore: Investment in fintechs surges
Investment in Singapore’s financial technology companies in the first half of 2019 has quadrupled from a year ago to USD453 million, according to a recent report of consulting company Accenture.
AMM-52: ministers discusses series of regional issues
10:21 01/08/2019
Delegates to the 52nd ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (AMM-52) in Bangkok on July 31st discussed the building of the ASEAN Community and foreign relations, and reviewed preparations for year-end summits, as well as exchanged ideas on international and regional issues of common concern.
ADB provides guarantees to support trade in Nepal
19:52 31/07/2019
(CPV) - ADB's Trade Finance Program (TFP) and Laxmi Bank Limited, a leading bank in Nepal, signed an agreement on July 30th 2019 to provide guarantees to support trade in the country.
Vietnam attends ASEAN SOM ahead of AMM-52
09:44 30/07/2019
A delegation of Vietnam led by Deputy Foreign Minister Nguyen Quoc Dung attended the ASEAN Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM) in Bangkok, Thailand on July 29th.
UNICEF ramps up Ebola prevention efforts as South Sudan assessed as ‘high-risk’ country
10:30 29/07/2019
(CPV) - Crucial information on how to protect oneself from contracting Ebola saves lives. Since January 2019, UNICEF and its partners have engaged more than 3 million people in South Sudan with Ebola prevention messages, the UN children’s agency said on July 29th 2019.
Russian President to visit France ahead of G7 meeting
19:03 28/07/2019
French President Emmanuel Macron said Sunday he has invited Russian President Vladimir Putin for talks on August 19, days ahead of hosting a G7 summit, to be held in the southwestern French city of Biarritz on August 24th-26th.
China’s actions violate Vietnam’s sovereignty within EEZ: US Congressman
10:57 28/07/2019
Representative Eliot L. Engel, Chairman of the US House of Representatives’ Committee on Foreign Affairs, on July 26th (US time) issued a statement on Chinese interference in Vietnamese-controlled waters, in which he said China’s actions constitute a violation of Vietnamese sovereignty and its legitimate rights within its exclusive economic zone (EEZ).
Indonesia: volcano erupts near Bandung city
16:32 27/07/2019
A volcano erupted near Indonesia's third-biggest city of Bandung on July 26th, sending ash several hundred metres into the air and triggering warnings for people to stay away.
Thailand to host 52nd ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting
14:48 25/07/2019
The 52nd ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (52nd AMM), Post Ministerial Conferences (PMCs), and related meetings will take place in Bangkok from July 29th to August 3rd.
Pacific social development improving
14:28 24/07/2019
(CPV) - Lessons from the impact of the global economic crisis a decade ago, plus a sustained period of economic growth, has helped to drive substantial social development gains in the Pacific, according to the latest issue of ADB's Pacific Economic Monitor (PEM) launched on July 23rd 2019.