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.
Exports from six ASEAN countries drop only 2.2 pct despite pandemic: JETRO
09:53 15/02/2021
Exports from six Southeast Asian countries fell 2.2 percent in 2020 from a year earlier to a combined 1.35 trillion USD, a relatively marginal decline despite COVID-19, according to data from the Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO).
Leveraging digital technologies key to Asia’s COVID-19 recovery
10:37 11/02/2021
(CPV) - Digital platforms and other technology-based tools are providing new growth opportunities for businesses of all sizes and across all industries in Asia and the Pacific—a trend which could contribute significantly to the region’s sustainable recovery from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, according to a new report by the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
Leadership succession successfully completed – Roland Busch to succeed Joe Kaeser as President and CEO
22:29 06/02/2021
(CPV) - The successful term of office of long-serving President and CEO Joe Kaeser (63) will end today at the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting of Siemens AG. As long planned, leadership of the Munich-based technology company will be transferred from Kaeser to his successor, Roland Busch (56) – a step that will mark the successful completion of Siemens’ leadership succession process. Due to the COVID-1
Singapore suspends green lanes with Germany, Malaysia, RoK from Feb 1
11:20 31/01/2021
Singapore’s reciprocal green lane arrangements with Germany, Malaysia, and the Republic of Korea will be suspended for three months from February 1.
Essex lorry deaths: Four people-smugglers jailed for a total of 78 years
08:32 24/01/2021
The Old Bailey Court in London on January 22 jailed four people-smugglers for a combined 78 years after 39 Vietnamese migrants smuggled to the UK were found dead in the back of a lorry.
ADB: Vietnam to deepen skills development for transition to industry 4.0
10:44 23/01/2021
(CPV) - Viet Nam needs to develop dedicated technical and vocational education and training (TVET) programs to enable its transition to the fourth industrial revolution (4IR), increasing worker productivity and the country’s competitiveness, says a new study of the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
Myanmar extends entry restrictions for travellers to end of January
15:56 03/01/2021
Myanmar's Ministry of Foreign Affairs on December 30 decided to extend temporary entry restrictions for all visitors to the end of January.
ASEAN’s Secretary-General hails Vietnam’s Chairmanship in 2020
16:07 12/12/2020
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.
Phnom Penh declaration adopted at 9th ACMECS Summit
11:41 10/12/2020
The 9th Ayeyawady-Chao Phraya-Mekong Economic Cooperation Strategy (ACMECS) Summit held via videoconference on December 9 has adopted a Phnom Penh declaration.