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Singaporean-based company helps Da Nang fight COVID-19
A joint venture between the Singaporean-based Sakae Holdings and SSF Investment limited company has submitted a document offering help in the form of medical equipment and necessities to the central city of Da Nang in its COVID-19 combat.
Indonesia urges China to respect UNCLOS
10:52 03/08/2020
Indonesia has expressed concern over escalating tensions in the East Sea and urged China to obey international law, including the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), to settle disputes.
India reviews continuation of FTA with ASEAN
10:48 03/08/2020
The government is reviewing the continuation of the free trade agreement (FTA) with ASEAN in the wake of the trading bloc’s reluctance to address India’s concerns over what it believes are asymmetries in the trade pact during the last ten years. According to Times of India, the country’s main grouse is the rising trade deficit with the 10–country bloc.
Protocol amending ASEAN-Japan trade agreement becomes effective
09:42 02/08/2020
The first protocol to amend the ASEAN-Japan Agreement on Comprehensive Economic Partnership (AJCEP) officially took into effect in Japan and the five ASEAN member states of Laos, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam on August 1.
RoK to provide 5.15 million USD for six developing nations
16:40 01/08/2020
The Korean Ministry of Economy and Finance announced on July 31 that it will provide 5.15 million USD for six developing nations, including Vietnam, to support projects ranging from establishing green growth and digital infrastructure to an improved COVID-19 response.
European Commission issues press release on EVFTA
16:07 01/08/2020
The European Union (EU) – Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) - the most comprehensive trade agreement the EU has signed with a developing country, will take effect from August 1, a press release of the European Commission (EC) stressed.
A third of the world’s children poisoned by lead, new groundbreaking analysis says
23:17 31/07/2020
(CPV) - Lead poisoning is affecting children on a massive and previously unknown scale, according to a new report launched today by UNICEF and Pure Earth.
ADB provides USD20 million to help Palau prepare for COVID-19 threat
10:35 31/07/2020
(CPV) - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a USD20 million loan to help the Government of Palau prepare for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic and respond to its impact on the economy.
ADB provides USD20 million grant to help Samoa respond to COVID-19
20:20 30/07/2020
(CPV) - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a USD20 million grant to help the Government of Samoa respond to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.
ASEAN, Japan adopt COVID-19 economic resilience action plan
09:32 30/07/2020
Economic ministers in ASEAN member states and Japan approved the ASEAN - Japan Economic Resilience Action Plan at a virtual meeting chaired by Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh on July 29th, as part of the efforts to promote solidarity between the two sides in combating COVID-19.