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Late Russian military expert in Vietnam honoured
A ceremony took place in suburban Moscow on August 4 to install a memorial stele dedicated to the late Sen. Lieut. Gen Anatoly Ivanovich Khiupenen, head of the Russian military expert delegation to Vietnam.
Indonesia allows nine economic sectors to resume activities
16:56 06/06/2020
The Indonesian government has allowed nine sectors to resume their activities, according to head of the COVID-19 Task Force Doni Monardo.
ASEAN Women for Peace Registry meets online
10:19 06/06/2020
The ASEAN Women for Peace Registry (AWPR) convened an online meeting on June 5th, where delegates exchanged information on activities and initiatives regarding women, peace, and security.
ASEAN+3 Economic Ministers adopt joint statement on COVID-19 response
10:58 05/06/2020
Economic ministers from ASEAN member nations and the three partners of China, Japan, and the Republic of Korea (known as ASEAN+3) adopted a joint statement on June 4th on mitigating the economic impact of COVID-19.
Cambodia’s garment, footwear sectors propose EU postpone EBA withdrawal
17:11 04/06/2020
The Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC), the Cambodia Footwear Association (CFA) and the European Chamber of Commerce in Cambodia (EuroCham) on June 2nd requested the European Commission to postpone its withdrawal of the ‘Everything But Arms’ (EBA) preferential trade scheme for 12 months so that the apparel, footwear and travel goods sectors recover.
ADB opens Mongolian Togrog-Linked bond market
15:54 04/06/2020
(CPV) - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has raised 21 billion Mongolian togrog (MNT), about USD7.5 million, in a groundbreaking issue of the first offshore MNT-linked nomad bonds. The issue sets a new benchmark in the international bond market for frontier currencies.
Quang Ninh considered ideal destination for foreign investment
19:10 03/06/2020
Quang Ninh province emerges as an ideal destination for investors who want to diversify production activities and expand their supply chains outside China. "For investors operating in Guangdong (China), Quang Ninh is a destination worth considering in the plan to relocate production bases to Vietnam," said Pritesh Samuel, an expert from Dezan Shira & Associates Company.
ADB, ESCAP discuss stepping up cooperation to help Asia and Pacific in addressing COVID-19 crisis
16:24 03/06/2020
(CPV) - Asian Development Bank (ADB) President Masatsugu Asakawa and United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and Pacific (ESCAP) Executive Secretary Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana on June 3rd 2020 discussed enhancing cooperation to help the region as it addresses the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.
Coronavirus still a challenge in some Southeast Asian countries
15:21 03/06/2020
The novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 that causes COVID-19 is still spreading in Southeast Asian countries such as Indonesia, the Philippines, and Malaysia, as they reported many more cases on June 2nd.
Ebola resurfaces in Équateur Province, north-western Democratic Republic of the Congo
16:11 02/06/2020
(CPV) - The Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has confirmed the death of five people – including one 15-year-old girl - due to Ebola in Mbandaka, the capital of Équateur Province in the north-western part of the country. The deaths occurred between the 18th and 30th of May but they were only confirmed as Ebola-related on May 31st 2020.