Singapore begins COVID-19 vaccination for children from 6 months to 4 years old
Singapore on October 25 officially began COVID-19 vaccination for children from six months to four years old.
Malaysia’s ringgit marks new all-time low
Malaysia’s ringgit further weakened against the US dollar on October 21, closing the week at a new all-time low of 4.738 due to the absence of fresh market catalyst, analysts said.
Thai Cabinet approves funding for new bridges in southern region
The Thai Cabinet has approved funding for the construction of new bridges across Songkhla lake, connecting Ko Lanta to the mainland.
ASEAN strengthens collaboration in building regional disaster resilience
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) reaffirmed its resolve to strengthen collaboration in building disaster resilience in the region at the 10th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Disaster Management (AMMDM) and 11th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the ASEAN Agreement on Disaster Management and Emergency Response (AADMER) on October 20.
ASEAN, China wish to early adopt Code of Conduct in East Sea: spokesperson
The joint working group of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and China held their 37th meeting on the implementation of the Declaration of Conduct of Parties in the East Sea (DOC) in Cambodia on October 1-3, according to Foreign Ministry spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang.
ASEAN, EU sign world’s first bloc-to-bloc air transport agreement
The ASEAN, European Union (EU) and their member states signed the Comprehensive Air Transport Agreement (ASEAN-EU CATA) at the 28th ASEAN Transport Ministers’ Meeting in Bali, Indonesia on October 17.
Malaysia to cut daily oil output from November
Malaysia has agreed with the recent implementation of oil production cut of 2 million barrels per day by the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and allies (OPEC ) with effect from this November.
Malaysia’s labour market continues to improve
The labour market in Malaysia continued to improve further in August with the latest unemployment rate at a pandemic low of 3.7% year-on-year.
ASEAN, Russia look for new cooperation dynamics
An international conference themed “Russia and ASEAN in the Asia-Pacific region: Dynamics of cooperation, regional processes and global context” took place at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) on October 13.
ASEAN expands cooperarion with parners to promote digital transformation in education
Vietnamese Minister of Education and Training Nguyen Kim Son on October 14 chaired the 6th ASEAN Plus Three Education Ministers Meeting (APT EMM) and the 6th East Asia Summit Education Ministers Meeting (EAS EMM).
ASEAN, Russia bolster digital technology cooperation
An online symposium focusing on economic aspects in the transition to the Fourth Industrial Revolution in Russia and ASEAN countries and cooperation chances between the sides, was recently held in Moscow.
ASEAN Committee meets to step up strategic partnership with US
Vietnamese Ambassador to the US Nguyen Quoc Dung on September 26 chaired three meetings of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Committee in Washington D.C (ACW).
ADB plans USD14 billion to ease food crisis, promote long-term food security in Asia and the Pacific
(CPV) - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) announced plans on September 27th 2022 to provide at least USD14 billion over 2022–2025 in a comprehensive program of support to ease a worsening food crisis in Asia and the Pacific, and improve long-term food security by strengthening food systems against the impacts of climate change and biodiversity loss.
Asia must improve digital environment for entrerpreneur, new global index shows
(CPV) - Four-fifths of developing Asian economies place toward the bottom in a global ranking of digital environments and support systems for entrepreneurs, according to a new index developed by the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
ADB lowers developing Asia growth outlook as global risks mount
(CPV) - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) again lowered its forecasts for economic growth in developing Asia and the Pacific, amid mounting challenges that include increased monetary tightening by central banks, fallout from the protracted Russian invasion of Ukraine, and recurrent COVID-19 lockdowns in the People’s Republic of China (PRC).
ASEAN creates healthy competition environment for SMEs
Heads of ASEAN member economies have agreed to create a mechanism to promote competition, create an environment conductive for regional SMEs to enter ASEAN amid economic recovery from COVID-19 crisis.
ASEAN++ Bridge forum seeks sustainable development
The ASEAN++ Bridge forum, themed “Connecting for Sustainable Development”, took place in Ho Chi Minh City on September 9.
Thai oil refining firm eyes investment in Vietnam
Thai Oil Plc (TOP), Thailand’s the largest oil refining company by capacity, is looking forward to pouring its investment in Vietnam, Indonesia and India, in the fields of oil refinery, lube oil and high-value petrochemical products.
Indonesia unveils net zero emission roadmap
The Indonesian Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (EMR), in cooperation with the International Energy Agency (IEA), has unveiled the Indonesia Net Zero Emission (NZE) Roadmap for the energy sector of 2060.
Thailand's CPI hits 14-year high in August
The headline consumer price index (CPI) of Thailand in August rose 7.86% year-on-year, the highest level since July 2008, the Thai Ministry of Commerce reported on September 5.
Cambodia, Thailand ink deal on human trafficking combat
Cambodia and Thailand have signed an agreement on the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) on law enforcement cooperation against human trafficking, according to a statement from Cambodia's National Committee for Counter Trafficking (NCCT) on August 29.
Pandemic sets back fight against poverty in Asia by at least 2 years, has likely hurt social mobility
(CPV) - The COVID-19 pandemic has set back the fight against poverty in Asia and the Pacific by at least 2 years, and many in the region will likely find it harder than before to escape poverty, according to a report from the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
Vietnam contributes to enhancing NPT’s role in global security
The 10th Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) concluded in New York in the United States on August after nearly four weeks of working, during which Vietnam contributed to promoting the NPT’s role as part of global security.
Winners of ASEAN Plus Youth Volunteer Award 2022 named
Winners of the ASEAN Plus Youth Volunteer Award 2022 were announced at a ceremony in the central province of Quang Binh on August 26 evening.
Cambodia rescues 865 foreigners from human trafficking
Cambodia authorities had rescued some 865 foreigners from human trafficking in 87 cases from January 1 to August 20, 2022, Deputy Minister and Minister of the Interior Sar Kheng said on August 26.
Laos works to ensure safe school openings amid COVID-19
The Lao Ministry of Education and Sport issued 10 measures and 40 recommendations nationwide to ensure safe school openings amid COVID-19 pandemic when the new academic year begins on September 1.
Cambodia eyes to serve 1.3 million foreign tourists in 2022
Cambodia expects to welcome 1.2-1.3 million international tourists in 2022, said Director General of Tourism Development and International Cooperation at the Ministry of Tourism Thong Rathasak.
Indonesia celebrates Independence Day in Nusantara for first time
Indonesia celebrated its Independence Day in its future capital city of Nusantara for the first time on August 17.
Southeast Asia big data use to generate over USD100 billion in health, jobs, social protection
(CPV) - Big data holds immense potential in fast-tracking post-COVID-19 economic recovery in Southeast Asia, with benefits in public health, social welfare and protection, and education valued at over USD100 billion, according to an Asian Development Bank (ADB) report launched on August 17th 2022.
ASEAN Family Day 2022 held in Hanoi
On August 13, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the ASEAN Women's Circle of Hanoi (AWCH) jointly held the ASEAN Family Day 2022, on the occasion of ASEAN’s 55th founding anniversary and the 27th anniversary of Vietnam’s accession to the regional organisation.