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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.
Russia invites ASEAN enterprises to economic forums in 2019
16:15 15/11/2018
Russia will invite officials and enterprises from ASEAN member countries to attend the 22nd annual International Economic Forum in St. Petersburg (SPIEF–2018) and the Eastern Economic Forum in the country in 2019, said Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Thailand seeks to change date for 2019 ASEAN summit
16:10 15/11/2018
The Thai Government has proposed to host the first ASEAN summit in June, instead of the previously suggested date in April, when Thailand chairs the group in 2019, due to worries about a delay in the country’s next general election, according to Thai media on November 14th.
Myanmar earns almost USD436 million from rice exports
17:54 12/11/2018
Myanmar earned nearly USD436 million from exporting rice and broken rice from April 1st to October 26th this year, according to the Myanmar Rice Federation (MRF).
Cambodia marks 65th Independence Day with grand meeting
09:15 10/11/2018
Cambodia marked its 65th Independence Day with a grand meeting held in Phnom Penh capital city on November 9th (1953-2018).
Internet-based technologies revitalize rural markets in China
11:29 08/11/2018
(CPV) - Internet-based technologies, notably e-commerce, have revitalized rural markets in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) by improving the quality of agricultural produce and in connecting small farmers with big markets, which has helped reduce poverty in the countryside, according to a new ADB publication launched on November 6th 2018.
UN Command and two Koreas hold talks to disarm JSA in border area
16:45 07/11/2018
The Republic of Korea (RoK), the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the United Nations Command on October 6th held follow-up talks on disarming the Joint Security Area (JSA) in the inter-Korean border areas.
Thailand hopes to become world’s startup centre
09:42 07/11/2018
Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has expected his country to become a startup centre of the world that will attract crowds of businesses from multiple countries.
Malaysia hopes to restore Asian Tiger status thanks to 2019 Budget
14:31 05/11/2018
The Malaysian government on November 2nd submitted to the legislature the 2019 Budget, which is expected to help restore the Malaysian economy as an Asian Tiger, according to the New Straits Times.
Afghanistan develops horticulture value chains
10:57 01/11/2018
(CPV) - The Board of Directors of ADB has approved a USD75 million grant to help in the development of horticulture value chains in Afghanistan, empowering farmers, crop producers, as well as agriculture enterprises to become major contributors to the country’s economy.