ASEAN’s Secretary-General hails Vietnam’s Chairmanship in 2020
Secretary-General of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Dato Lim Jock Hoi has commended Vietnam’s exemplary role as the Chair of ASEAN in a year full of challenges.
Australian minister highlights significance of RCEP amid global trade uncertainty
16:24 14/11/2020
Australian Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Simon Birmingham has recently emphasised the importance of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement, which is expected to be signed on November 15 between 10 ASEAN countries and China, Japan, the Republic of Korea (RoK), New Zealand and Australia.
Australia supports Vietnam and other countries to access COVID-19 vaccine
10:24 08/11/2020
The Australian Government has pledged to provide AUD500 million for countries in Southeast Asia and the Pacific to access safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines, the Australian Embassy in Vietnam announced November 6.
Joe Biden elected US 46th President
07:10 08/11/2020
(CPV) – Democrat Joe Biden secured the 270 Electoral College votes needed to win the US 2020 presidential election and become this country’s 46th President, major US media like CNN and NBC reported on November 7.
ASEAN officials gather at Socio-Cultural Community Council meeting
16:18 07/11/2020
The 24th meeting of the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (ASCC) Council, the most important event of the ASCC this year, was held online on November 6 with the participation of 10 member countries’ officials, the ASEAN Secretary-General, and the bloc’s Secretariat.
Election 2020 in America
10:47 04/11/2020
Donald Trump and Joe Biden are vying for the presidency as a pandemic rages across the country. It has influenced every aspect of the campaign, from the conventions and debates to how voters cast their ballots. Millions have already voted, surpassing pre-election totals in 2016.
ASEAN+3 ministers agree to strengthen cultural, arts exchanges
11:06 24/10/2020
Culture ministers of the ASEAN Plus Three countries, including 10 ASEAN member states and China, Japan and the Republic of Korea, have agreed to strengthen multilateral cultural and arts exchanges despite the COVID-19 pandemic.
IMF: Cambodia to be fastest-growing economy in ASEAN by 2025
16:42 17/10/2020
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has projected that Cambodia will be the third-fastest growing economy in ASEAN next year and fastest growing economy in the region by 2025.
Singapore launches regional centre to prepare future of work
15:03 30/09/2020
Singapore has launched a regional centre to help ASEAN member states prepare for the future of work.
WB lowers Malaysia’s 2020 growth forecast to -4.9 pct
14:58 30/09/2020
The World Bank (WB) has revised down Malaysia’s economic growth forecast this year to a contraction of 4.9 percent, from an early estimate of minus 3.1 percent, following a sharper than expected contraction in the second quarter of 2020.
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