Indonesia urges ASEAN to cooperate against fake news

Indonesia urges ASEAN to cooperate against fake news

Indonesia, as the chair of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) for 2023, has called on regional countries to cooperate in combating fake news and misinformation related to government.
Young people demand healthier food environments in East Asia and the Pacific
Young people demand healthier food environments in East Asia and the Pacific
(CPV) - The food systems in East Asia and the Pacific, known for its diverse and vibrant food culture is changing rapidly. Traditional healthy fresh...
Indonesia unveils five pillars of financial sector reform
Indonesia unveils five pillars of financial sector reform
The reformation of Indonesia’s financial sector through the implementation of the Law on Financial Sector Development and Strengthening (UU P2SK) will...
ASEAN’s natural gas demand to more than double in 2050
ASEAN’s natural gas demand to more than double in 2050
ASEAN will more than double its natural gas demand to 350 billion cubic metres by 2050 as the region shifts away from coal-fired power generation,...
ASEAN creates healthy competition environment for SMEs
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.

Thai oil refining firm eyes investment in Vietnam
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
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
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, 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.

Vietnam contributes to enhancing NPT’s role in global security
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.

ASEAN Family Day 2022 held in Hanoi
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.

Three scenarios affect Thai economic growth
Three scenarios affect Thai economic growth

Thaland's National Economic and Social Development Council (NESDC) reckoned that the Thai economy can be affected by three scenarios taking into account the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war and other geopolitical conflicts.

US, Indonesia hold live-fire drill
US, Indonesia hold live-fire drill

Thousands of troops from Indonesia, the US, and allies held a live-fire drill on August 12 as part of the Super Garuda Shield 2022.

Thailand becomes world’s top rubber exporter
Thailand becomes world’s top rubber exporter

Thailand topped the list of rubber exporting countries in the first half of this year, with shipments of 2.19 million tonnes valued at 70.5 billion THB (2 billion USD), Advisor to Minister of Agriculture and Cooperatives Alongkorn Ponlaboot revealed on August 12.

Indonesian economy posts higher growth in Q2
Indonesian economy posts higher growth in Q2

Indonesia’s economy expanded 5.44 % in the second quarter of 2022, up slightly from the 5.01% growth recorded in the first quarter according to Statistics Indonesia.

Promoting business friendly local economies to boost pandemic recovery in Southeast Asia
Promoting business friendly local economies to boost pandemic recovery in Southeast Asia

(CPV) - Better business environments across Southeast Asia are critical to rejuvenating firms hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. This was the key message delivered at the regional webinar “Better Local Business Environments for Pandemic Recovery in Southeast Asia” on 29 June in Manila (Philippines), at which policy makers from across the region discussed national and subnational policies to drive economic and social recovery.

ASEAN, UK launch dialogue partnership
ASEAN, UK launch dialogue partnership

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the United Kingdom convened the inaugural ASEAN-UK Joint Cooperation Committee (AUKJCC) Meeting via videoconference on June 24, marking the start of a formal partnership to strengthen their long-standing ties.

At GEF Council, a commitment to lean into hope
At GEF Council, a commitment to lean into hope

(CPV) - Meeting in person for the first time since the COVID pandemic began, the Global Environment Facility’s governing body approved the final tranche of its seventh funding cycle and endorsed record donor contributions for the coming four years as the partnership rallied around the need to invest in improved planetary health.

Malaysia attracts record foreign investment since 2016
Malaysia attracts record foreign investment since 2016

Malaysia recorded net foreign investment inflows of 48.1 billion ringgit (10.93 billion USD) in 2021, the highest since 2016, signaling the robust recovery, according to the Department of Statistics Malaysia (DOSM).

Diplomat proposes ways to beef up India – ASEAN relations
Diplomat proposes ways to beef up India – ASEAN relations

Vietnamese Ambassador to India Pham Sanh Chau has attended workshops themed “Act East through North East” and “Natural Allies in Development and Interdependence” held recently by the Indian Ministry of External Affairs and the Government of Assam State.

USD400 million loan to support expansion of Philippine capital markets
USD400 million loan to support expansion of Philippine capital markets

(CPV) - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a USD400 million policy-based loan to help the Philippine government further deepen the country’s domestic capital markets and increase the supply of long-term finance, especially for infrastructure development, which is crucial for the country’s sustained economic growth.

ADB stays aligned to its strategy 2030 vision amid COVID-19 pandemic
ADB stays aligned to its strategy 2030 vision amid COVID-19 pandemic

(CPV) - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) responded effectively to its clients’ urgent needs amid the COVID-19 pandemic and should accelerate efforts to achieve the vision of its Strategy 2030 to support recovery and the Sustainable Development Goals, according to its Development Effectiveness Review (DEfR) released on May 25th 2022.