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APEC senior officials hold virtual discussions on economic cooperation
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 situation improves in Philippines, remains bad in Singapore
09:57 10/05/2020
The Philippines confirmed 147 COVID-19 infections and eight more fatalities on May 9th, raising the total to 10,610 and 704, respectively.
Thailand’s consumer confidence lowest in 21 years
09:56 10/05/2020
Thailand’s consumer confidence slumped to a 21-year low in April as the public remained worried about the poor economy, unemployment and future income because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
ADB President, Bhutan Finance Minister discuss COVID-19 response
18:01 09/05/2020
(CPV) - Asian Development Bank (ADB) President Masatsugu Asakawa and Bhutan Finance Minister and ADB Governor Namgay Tshering discussed ADB’s support on May 7th 2020 to the country in its fight against the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.
Thailand hopes for early resumption of production, tourism
14:08 09/05/2020
The Thai economy would improve once businesses reopen and employ people, and tourism resumes, with measures in place to give visitors confidence in their safety, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said on May 8th.
APEC calls for increased collaboration in COVID-19 combat
14:41 06/05/2020
(CPV) - The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Ministers Responsible for Trade on May 5th called for increased trade collaboration at all levels and across the region to accelerate the fight against COVID-19.
Airlines gradually resume flights to Cambodia
10:07 06/05/2020
More regional airlines have begun to resume flights to Cambodia’s international airports this month – under strict biosecurity guidelines – as the industry attempts to desperately revive itself from the worst period in aviation history, reported the Khmer Times on May 5th.
Cambodia’s rice exports surge in first four months
11:20 05/05/2020
Cambodian Minister of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries Veng Sakhon has said that his country exported 300,000 tonnes of rice in the first four months of this year, up nearly 40.5 percent year-on-year.
ADB approves USD20 million to support Bhutan's COVID-19 response
11:01 05/05/2020
(CPV) - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved a USD20 million loan on May 4th 2020 to support Bhutan’s efforts to stimulate the economy, protect public health, and mitigate the effects of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic on its people.
Japan to support ADB developing member countries' response to COVID-19 challenges
11:44 04/05/2020
(CPV) - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has provided several targeted interventions to support its developing member countries (DMCs) in combating the effects of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic from its early stages.