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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.
Indonesia exports over 36 million tonnes of palm oil in 2019
10:11 14/02/2020
Indonesia exported a record 36.18 million tonnes of crude palm oil (CPO) and its products last year, from 34.71 million tonnes in 2018, according to data from the Indonesia Palm Oil Association (GAPKI).
Indonesia, Australia agree to foster trade cooperation
16:12 12/02/2020
Indonesian and Australian leaders have affirmed the importance of promoting economic and trade cooperation between the two countries, and their joint efforts to ensure regional stability and mitigate the negative impacts of natural disasters as a consequence of climate change.
Singapore: tourist arrivals projected to drop 25-30 percent
16:07 12/02/2020
Singapore’s tourism sector will take a significant hit, with visitor arrivals estimated to fall by 25-30 percent this year due to the novel coronavirus outbreak, said the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) on February 11th.
US provides medical supplies for Laos
09:33 12/02/2020
The US government said on February 10th that it had provided health supplies for Laos in the first delivery from a pledge of up to 100 million USD in global assistance to fight the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV).
Vigil held for victims of Thailand mass shooting
10:26 11/02/2020
Hundreds of mourners on February 9th attended a vigil in Thailand’s northeastern city of Nakhon Ratchasima for the victims of a bloody mass shooting in the city which took place one day earlier.
Myanmar–Thailand border trade exceeds 1 billion USD
10:21 11/02/2020
Border trade between Myanmar and Thailand reached 1.15 billion USD in the first quarter of the present fiscal year 2019 – 2020 which started in October.
European Union, ASEAN countries partner to boost green infrastructure
10:12 11/02/2020
(CPV) - The European Union (EU) announced on February 10th 2020 that it is preparing to support the Association of Southeast Asian Nations’ (ASEAN) Catalytic Green Finance Facility (ACGF) with EUR50 million (USD54.9 million) to help governments prepare and catalyze public and private financing for climate-friendly infrastructure projects across Southeast Asia.
Indonesia’s budget deficit predicted to widen to 2.8 percent
09:41 10/02/2020
Indonesia’s 2020 state budget deficit is likely to further increase to 2.8 percent of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP), much higher than the government’s target, as tax reforms would result in lower revenue collection, according to local economists.
ADB helps Bangladesh to improve transport connectivity
09:37 10/02/2020
(CPV) - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved USD42 million in project readiness financing (PRF) for a facility to help improve transport connectivity and promote multimodal transport in Bangladesh.