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Singapore, US back settlement of East Sea disputes under international law
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has reiterated US support for Southeast Asian states upholding their sovereign rights and interests in the East Sea under international law.
RoK expert highlights RCEP’s role in dealing with protectionism
14:09 27/06/2020
An expert of the Republic of Korea (RoK) has highlighted the role of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) in dealing with protectionism, especially in his country.
Singaporean PM calls for greater cooperation among ASEAN members
12:31 27/06/2020
Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has called for greater economic integration and cooperation and unity among ASEAN member nations to prevent the COVID-19 pandemic from permanently damaging their economies.
COVID-19- Induced uncertainty continues to drag on emerging East Asian bonds
17:07 25/06/2020
(CPV) - The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic continues to drag on local currency bond markets in emerging East Asia as investment sentiment globally and in the region wane and containment measures limit economic activity, says the latest issue of ADB's Asia Bond Monitor.
Australian firms in ASEAN consider Vietnam favourable destination
23:16 07/06/2020
The rise of Vietnam has been highlighted in a recent survey of the Australian Chamber of Commerce (AustCham), as Vietnam is now considered the most favourable place to expand business, surpassing the Philippines and Myanmar in recent years as well as Australia’s long-term business partners namely Malaysia and Singapore.
Indonesia allows nine economic sectors to resume activities
16:56 06/06/2020
The Indonesian government has allowed nine sectors to resume their activities, according to head of the COVID-19 Task Force Doni Monardo.
ASEAN Women for Peace Registry meets online
10:19 06/06/2020
The ASEAN Women for Peace Registry (AWPR) convened an online meeting on June 5th, where delegates exchanged information on activities and initiatives regarding women, peace, and security.
ASEAN+3 Economic Ministers adopt joint statement on COVID-19 response
10:58 05/06/2020
Economic ministers from ASEAN member nations and the three partners of China, Japan, and the Republic of Korea (known as ASEAN+3) adopted a joint statement on June 4th on mitigating the economic impact of COVID-19.
Cambodia’s garment, footwear sectors propose EU postpone EBA withdrawal
17:11 04/06/2020
The Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC), the Cambodia Footwear Association (CFA) and the European Chamber of Commerce in Cambodia (EuroCham) on June 2nd requested the European Commission to postpone its withdrawal of the ‘Everything But Arms’ (EBA) preferential trade scheme for 12 months so that the apparel, footwear and travel goods sectors recover.
Coronavirus still a challenge in some Southeast Asian countries
15:21 03/06/2020
The novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 that causes COVID-19 is still spreading in Southeast Asian countries such as Indonesia, the Philippines, and Malaysia, as they reported many more cases on June 2nd.