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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.
The worst natural disasters in 2019
11:56 26/12/2019
Strong typhoons which swept the Americas and Asia, earthquakes in Albania and China, and forest fires in Brazil and Indonesia are terrible natural disasters that humans faced in 2019.
ADB to support women-run businesses in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic
11:36 21/12/2019
(CPV) - ADB and RG Brands (RGB), a leading food and beverage group in Kazakhstan, signed a USD20 million loan to modernize operations along the company’s regional distribution chain. The assistance will improve the livelihoods of shopkeepers and support women’s empowerment in Kazakhstan and in neighboring the Kyrgyz Republic.
ADB helps Indonesia to develop Central Sulawesi’s coconut industry
10:57 21/12/2019
(CPV) - ADB signed a USD5 million financing facility with PT SASL and Sons Indonesia (PTSASL), a subsidiary of the Silvermill Group (Silvermill)—one of Sri Lanka’s largest manufacturers and exporters of coconut-based products—to expand the group’s operations in Indonesia.
ADB approves 2020 administrative budget
09:24 14/12/2019
(CPV) - ADB approved a 2020 administrative budget (net internal administrative expense budget) of USD726.7 million on December 13th 2019. This represents a 5.2% increase over the 2019 administrative budget, consisting of a price increase of 2.9% and a volume growth of 2.3%.
Thailand supports SMEs to expand overseas
10:35 10/12/2019
The Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) and the Bank of Thailand (BoT) have agreed to launch new measures for Thai small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to encourage them to expand overseas.
Southeast Asia’s GDP growth likely to remain at 4.5 pct in 2020
11:14 07/12/2019
Southeast Asia’s GDP growth is likely to remain at 4.5 percent in 2020, amid high risks of a re-escalation in trade tensions between the US and China, according to the latest report produced by the British advisory firm Oxford Economics.
7th ASEAN-UN workshop- 5th regional dialogue on political-security cooperation
11:13 04/12/2019
(CPV) - Ahead of Viet Nam’s accession to the Chair of ASEAN in 2020, senior officials from ASEAN governments, experts from ASEAN various institutions, including two former Secretaries-Generals of ASEAN, and senior officials from the United Nations as well as other external partners have come together in Ha Noi to discuss cooperation in support of the work of the ASEAN-Institute for Peace and Recon
Masatsugu Asakawa elected ADB President
11:23 03/12/2019
(CPV) - Masatsugu Asakawa has been unanimously elected President of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) by its Board of Governors.
Thailand’s cross-border trade slightly decreases in 10 months
10:37 02/12/2019
Thailand's cross-border trade reached 1.12 trillion THB in the first 10 months of the year, a year-on-year fall of 1.94 percent, according to statistics from the country’s Commerce Ministry.