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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.
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.
Singapore worries about looming recession due to COVID-19
11:44 15/02/2020
The possibility of a recession looms over Singapore and the country’s economy will take a hit, Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has said.
Singapore, Malaysia join hands to tackle coronavirus spread
10:58 14/02/2020
Singapore and Malaysia are looking into establishing protocols for the transfer of COVID-19 patients between the two countries as part of efforts to work more closely in tackling the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Singapore remains most liveable city for 15 consecutive years
10:30 14/02/2020
Singapore remained the most liveable city for East Asian expats for the 15th consecutive year, according to the newest Location Ratings survey conducted by human resources consultancy company ECA International.