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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.
UNHRC adopts resolution on climate change and human rights
16:13 14/07/2019
The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) has adopted 26 resolutions, including a resolution on climate change and human rights co-authored by Vietnam, the Philippines and Bangladesh, during its 41st session in Geneva, Switzerland.
ILO congratulates Vietnam, EU on signing free trade deal
09:54 03/07/2019
The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has welcomed the signing of the EU-Vietnam free trade agreement (EVFTA) on June 30th in Hanoi, which promotes the respect for fundamental labour rights as a basic condition for fair international trade.
ASEAN nations join hands in fisheries development
14:20 02/07/2019
Measures for fisheries development of the Association of the Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) were discussed at a number of recent meetings, according to the Directorate of Fisheries under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
Thailand, Laos step up transport connectivity
10:19 02/07/2019
Thailand and Laos have inked an agreement to upgrade a road and extend a railway linking the two countries to foster cross-border economic cooperation.
Thailand calls for regional countries’ modernisation to increase competitiveness
10:49 26/06/2019
Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has called on Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam and Thailand (CLMVT) to embrace innovation or else risk losing their competitive edge.
ADB approves USD60 million to improve skills of Cambodia's labor force
09:41 26/06/2019
(CPV) - ADB has approved a USD60 million loan to boost the skills and competitiveness of Cambodia’s growing labor force, as the Government of Cambodia seeks to transition its economy from a low-skilled, labor-intensive growth model to a skills-driven one.
700 Japanese register for Vietnamese-language proficiency test
17:04 25/06/2019
More than 700 Japanese candidates on June 23rd registered for the third Vietnamese-language proficiency test held by the Japan College of Foreign Languages in Tokyo.
ADB endorses a new Country Partnership Strategy for Uzbekistan
15:41 25/06/2019
(CPV) - ADB has endorsed a new Country Partnership Strategy (CPS) for Uzbekistan. The 5-year partnership strategy, from 2019–2023, supports the government’s ongoing reforms to help the economy’s transition towards a more inclusive and market-driven growth path.
Myanmar State Counselor and ADB President discuss operations in Myanmar
16:44 24/06/2019
(CPV) - Myanmar State Counselor Ms. Aung San Suu Kyi met with ADB President Mr. Takehiko Nakao on June 23rd 2019 on the sidelines of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Leaders’ Summit. They discussed ADB’s continued engagement with Myanmar.