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Seoul week marks ASEAN-RoK dialogue
An ASEAN week to celebrate the 30th anniversary of establishing dialogue between ASEAN and the Republic of Korea (RoK) kicked off in Seoul on June 14th.
Uzbekistan modernizes railway fleet to improve services
10:25 23/05/2019
(CPV) - ADB has approved a USD170 million loan to help improve Uzbekistan’s railway fleet through the procurement of 24 state-of-the-art electric locomotives. The new locomotives will enhance the performance of the railway system by offering cleaner, more reliable, and efficient passenger and freight transport services.
Afghanistan promotes the development of renewable energy
09:31 23/05/2019
(CPV) - ADB has signed a USD4 million loan with a special purpose vehicle and subsidiaries owned by the 77 Construction, Contracting, and Trading Group (77 Group), an international civil works contracting firm headquartered in Turkey, to help build a 15.1 megawatt (MW) solar power plant and promote the development of renewable energy in Afghanistan.
Thailand’s economy sees slowest growth in four years
15:03 22/05/2019
Thailand’s economy saw a slower growth than expected in the first quarter of 2019, reaching the lowest level in the last four years.
Indonesian election: Widodo makes victory speech
10:15 22/05/2019
Incumbent Indonesian President Joko Widodo, accompanied by his running mate Ma’ruf Amin, made a victory speech in Central Jakarta on May 21st, following the official announcement of the results of the presidential and legislative elections.
US lifts steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada and Mexico
17:17 21/05/2019
US President Donald Trump lifted steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada and Mexico on May 20th that were imposed a year ago in an effort to gain leverage in broader trade negotiations, the White House said.
Second DMZ hiking trail to open in Cheorwon in June
17:13 21/05/2019
The second inter-Korean border trail along the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) that demarcates the two Koreas will be opened to civilian hikers next month, officials said on May 20th.
WHO urges Congo to prevent Ebola outbreak
17:13 21/05/2019
General Director of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on May 20th urged different political factions in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to unite in the battle against Ebola, warning that the risk of spread "remains very high".
APEC economies vow support for free trade
16:32 21/05/2019
Twenty one member economies of the Asia – Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum have voiced their support for free trade in the context that global economy is being affected by the US-China trade war.
Indonesia steps up security ahead of presidential election result
10:34 21/05/2019
Security was tightened outside Indonesia’s election agency on May 20th when official results of a presidential poll are released this week.