Indonesia, China look to triple bilateral trade in next three years
04/04/2021
Indonesia and China are planning to triple bilateral trade from 31 billion USD to 100 billion USD in the next three years, Indonesian Trade Minister M Lutfi has said.
Singapore becomes the first to ratify RCEP
11:27 10/04/2021
Singapore ratified the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) and deposited its ratification instrument on April 9, becoming the first participating country to complete the ratification process for the deal.
Thailand to become world’s top durian producer in five years
10:55 04/04/2021
Thailand is on course to become the world’s largest durian producer over the next five years, however, it is at risk of losing out to neighbouring exporters of the king of fruit, experts have warned.
World opinion condemns China’s violations of int’l law in East Sea
10:20 03/04/2021
Many countries in the world have showed serious concerns over China’s recent deployment of over 200 ships around Sinh Ton island cluster in Vietnam’s Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago and requested the country to immediately bring these vessels out of the area and end all provocations.
COVID-19 developments remain complicated in Southeast Asia
11:25 06/03/2021
The Philippines Department of Health (DOH) reported 3,045 new COVID-19 cases on March 5, the record number in four months, raising the total count in the country to 587,704.
ADB Appoints Woochong Um as Managing Director General
14:33 27/02/2021
(CPV) - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has appointed Woochong Um as Managing Director General. Mr. Um will assume office immediately.
ADB sells USD2 billion 10-year global benchmark bond
18:07 26/02/2021
(CPV) - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) priced a USD2 billion 10-year global bond, proceeds of which will be part of ADB’s ordinary capital resources.
Indonesian President: economic growth to be higher than expected
15:55 26/02/2021
Indonesian President Joko Widodo has said Indonesia will prove that its economic growth for 2021 will be higher than forecasts given by international economic and financial bodies.
Thailand’s food exports poised for 7.1 percent growth in 2021
16:47 20/02/2021
Thailand’s food exports are forecast to recover to 7.1 percent growth this year, fetching 1.05 trillion THB (35 billion USD), driven by growing demand in the global market.
Malaysia launches 10-year blueprint for national unity
10:09 16/02/2021
Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin on February 15 launched the National Unity Blueprint for 2021-2030.