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Indonesia confirms radioactive contamination cases
22/02/2020
The Nuclear Energy Regulatory Agency (Bapeten) of Indonesia has obtained the test results of nine residents following the finding of radioactive contamination in a vacant land plot in Serpong, South Tangerang city, over 40km in the south of Jakarta.
ASEAN, China enhance cooperation in response to COVID-19
16:02 21/02/2020
A special meeting of the ASEAN Coordinating Council (ACC) and a special conference of ASEAN-China Foreign Ministers on cooperation in responding to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) took place in Vientiane, Laos, on February 20th.
Indonesia, EU strive to complete negotiations on economic deal in 2020
10:41 20/02/2020
Indonesia and the European Union (EU) have agreed to complete the negotiations on the Indonesia-EU Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IEU CEPA) by the end of 2020.
Malaysia expects to welcome 30 million foreign tourists this year
10:32 20/02/2020
Malaysia hopes to meet its target of welcoming a record 30 million tourists in 2020 by redirecting its marketing efforts to local and other markets as the number of visitors from China has dropped.
Indonesian President’s approval rate surges
11:59 18/02/2020
Indonesian President Joko Widodo’s approval rate has surged after the first 100 days of his second term, according to a latest survey by Indo Barometer.
Singapore lowers GDP growth due to COVID-19
09:49 18/02/2020
The Ministry of Trade and Industry of Singapore downgraded its economic growth forecast to between 0.5-1.5 percent from the rate of between 0.5-2.5 percent estimated in November 2019.
Thailand moves to reclaim world biggest rice exporter spot
10:36 17/02/2020
Thailand is seeking measures to reclaim the number one global rice exporter spot from India after losing this position for three years.
Bangladesh reforms its capital market
10:35 17/02/2020
(CPV) - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a second tranche loan of USD170 million to conclude the Third Capital Market Development Program in Bangladesh.
Malaysia tightens rules on foreign ships for fear of COVID-19
12:01 16/02/2020
The Malaysian Government has decided not to allow any foreign vessel that refuses to share essential information required by local authorities to dock in the country.
ASEAN culture, cuisine popularised in Ukraine
17:14 15/02/2020
The embassies of Vietnam, Malaysia and Indonesia in Ukraine on February 13th held a programme to introduce ASEAN culture and cuisine, as part of the popularisation efforts in Vietnam’s ASEAN Chair Year 2020 in the country.