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Singapore, US back settlement of East Sea disputes under international law
05/08/2020
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.
Thailand enters race for COVID-19 vaccine
10:29 26/05/2020
Thailand is conducting tests on macaque monkeys as it races to produce a cheaper, alternative COVID-19 vaccine that it hopes will be ready by 2021, a top researcher said May 25th.
ADB supports Lao PDR's emergency response to COVID-19
11:11 25/05/2020
(CPV) - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved a USD20 million loan to support the Lao People’s Democratic Republic’s (Lao PDR) response to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.
At least 76 dead in Pakistan plane crash
10:46 23/05/2020
At least 76 bodies have been recovered after Pakistan International Airline flight 8303 crashed in Karachi Friday, according to a statement from the Sindh Health Department.
COVID-19: Singapore, Malaysia discuss economic recovery
10:12 21/05/2020
Singapore’s Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat and his Malaysian counterpart Tengku Zafrul Aziz on May 19th discussed economic recovery measures via a video conference as COVID-19 restrictions are gradually eased.
ASEAN senior officials meet online
11:41 19/05/2020
The ASEAN Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM) at the Deputy Foreign Ministerial level was held on May 18th in the form of a teleconference, with Deputy Foreign Minister Nguyen Quoc Dung, head of Vietnam ASEAN SOM, participating.
Indonesia rolls out USD43 billion stimulus for MSMEs, SOEs
11:26 19/05/2020
The Indonesian government is rolling out a 641.17 trillion rupiah (43 billion USD) economic recovery stimulus, bigger than previous allocations, to soften the impact of COVID-19 on micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), as well as state-owned enterprises (SOEs).
Vietnam proposes stronger ties between ASEAN, partners to handle outbreaks
11:44 16/05/2020
Deputy Minister of Defence Sen. Lt. Gen. Nguyen Chi Vinh on May 15th suggested ASEAN countries enhance their connectivity with ASEAN+3 nations and other partners to cope with outbreaks of disease.
Cambodia: Anti-money laundering draft law approved
11:19 16/05/2020
Cambodia’s draft law of anti-money laundering bill was approved on May 15th at the Council of Ministers meeting chaired by Prime Minister Hun Sen.
COVID-19 economic impact could reach USD8.8 trillion globally
23:37 15/05/2020
(CPV) - The global economy could suffer between $5.8 trillion and $8.8 trillion in losses—equivalent to 6.4% to 9.7% of global gross domestic product (GDP)—as a result of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, says a new report released by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) on May 15th 2020.