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ASEAN-Canada Joint Cooperation Committee holds 8th meeting
The ASEAN-Canada Joint Cooperation Committee (ACJCC) held its 8th meeting at the ASEAN Secretariat’s headquarters in Jakarta, Indonesia on February 25th.
Indian scholar: New Delhi should prioritise East Sea issue in foreign policy
15:09 02/11/2019
Indian daily Times of India on November 1st ran an article by Baladas Ghoshal, a scholar from the Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies of India, that held that the encroachment of Vietnam’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ) by China’s Haiyang Dizhi 8 vessel clearly impinged on Vietnam’s territorial integrity and economic security.
Signing the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation: Germany and ASEAN strengthen ties
16:20 01/11/2019
(CPV) - On November 2nd 2019 Germany will formally accede to the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation in Southeast Asia (TAC). For Germany this is an important step in strengthening our relations with ASEAN, an increasingly important community with growing regional and universal significance.
Southeast Asia may become net importer of fossil fuels: IEA
14:58 01/11/2019
The International Energy Agency (IEA) has predicted that Southeast Asia could become a net importer of fossil fuels in the next few years, raising the financial burden on governments and increasing carbon emissions in the region.
Malaysian PM optimistic about economic recovery
16:35 31/10/2019
Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has affirmed that the government led by the Pakatan Harapan (PH) alliance is working to re-energise the economy, with the road to recovery now visible.
Lao develops its agriculture, education, and public finance management
14:03 31/10/2019
(CPV) - On October 30th 2019, ADB and the Government of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) signed three loan agreements worth $140 million that will help develop the country’s agriculture, education, and public finance management.
Thailand acts to soften impact of US suspension of trade benefits
17:06 30/10/2019
Thailand’s Ministry of Commerce has announced that it will adopt seven measures to soften the impact of the US suspension of trade benefits for the Southeast Asian country.
Indonesia improves quality of government spending on health, education
16:53 30/10/2019
(CPV) - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $500 million policy-based loan to support Indonesia’s fiscal and public expenditure management reforms and improve the quality of government spending on health, education, social protection, and infrastructure.
Cambodia: Real estate market grows strongly in Q1
11:02 29/10/2019
Cambodia’s real estate sector experienced strong growth in the first half of the year, with robust market absorption for landed housing and condominiums.
Creating policies to achieve inclusive and sustainable development in Asia-Pacific
10:15 29/10/2019
(CPV) - Ensuring access to nutritious, safe, and affordable food, enabled by modern technologies and creative policies, is essential to achieve inclusive and sustainable development in Asia-Pacific, participants heard at the Rural Development and Food Security (RDFS) Forum 2019 on October 28th 2019.