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APEC senior officials hold virtual discussions on economic cooperation
29/05/2020
Senior officials from the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) economies held a virtual meeting on May 28th to discuss economic cooperation and open markets to counter the COVID-19 outbreak.
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.
ASEAN ministers talk impacts of COVID-19 on labour, employment
11:50 15/05/2020
Labour ministers from 10 member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) had a video conference on May 14th to look into impacts of COVID-19 on labour and employment.
Cambodia resumes rice exports
16:20 14/05/2020
The Cambodian government has allowed companies to resume exporting rice from next week, after banning it for more than a month to ensure the country's food security during the COVID-19 pandemic.
ADB provides USD100 million to support Mongolia's COVID-19 response
14:15 14/05/2020
(CPV) - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a USD100 million loan to the Government of Mongolia to mitigate the severe health and economic impacts of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.
Thailand prepares online teaching for new school year
10:35 12/05/2020
Thailand’s Ministry of Education is going to test an on-air and online learning system, in case at-school teaching is not safe enough for the start of the new semester on July 1st.