USD180 million ADB loan to improve water supply in Yangon city, Myanmar
30/09/2020
(CPV) - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a USD180 million loan to construct a 34-kilometer water transmission system that will help transfer 818 million liters of water a day to Yangon, the largest city in Myanmar.
Two endangered Javan rhino calves spotted in Indonesia
19:41 21/09/2020
Two extremely rare Javan rhinoceros calves have been spotted in an Indonesian national park, boosting hopes for the future of one of the world’s most endangered mammals.
Malaysia’s domestic tourism grows 12 percent
10:04 21/09/2020
Malaysia’s domestic tourism continued to record better performance last year, recording a double-digit growth of 12 percent to 92.6 billion RM (22.4 billion USD), according to Bernama news agency.
Japan, Malaysia sign 3 billion USD currency swap deal
16:31 19/09/2020
Japan and Malaysia on September 18 signed a mutual currency swap arrangement to allow each side to provide the other up to 3 billion USD to prevent a financial crisis, the Japanese Finance Ministry said.
AFMGM+3 seeks measures to promote regional economic growth
16:09 19/09/2020
The 23rd ASEAN Finance Ministers’ and Central Bank Governors’ Meeting Plus Three (AFMGM+3) was held virtually on September 18, with discussions focusing on a wide range of measures to promote regional economic growth.
Three European powers reject China’s South China Sea claims
09:56 19/09/2020
France, Germany, and the United Kingdom have come together to issue a joint note verbale to the United Nations in order to challenge China’s claims in the South China Sea, known locally as the East Sea.
EU, Indonesia commit to green economic development
20:31 18/09/2020
Indonesian Minister for National Development Planning Suharso Monoarfa and European Union (EU) Ambassador to Indonesia and Brunei Vincent Piket launched the publication EU-Indonesia Cooperation 2020: “Building Capacity for Green Growth” during an online event on September 17.
Amid COVID-19, India's GDP to Contract by 9.0% in FY2020
17:10 18/09/2020
(CPV) - India’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth for fiscal year (FY) 2020 ending on 31 March 2021 is forecast to contract by 9.0% as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic weighs heavily on economic activity and consumer sentiment in the country, according to a new report by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) released on September 15th 2020.
ASEAN Military Operations Meeting held
10:55 17/09/2020
Military officers from ASEAN member states exchanged views on issues regarding regional security and measures to enhance results-oriented cooperation between the operations departments of armies in the region, during the 10th ASEAN Military Operations Meeting (AMOM-10) held online on September 16.
ASEAN ministers bolster human resource development
10:48 17/09/2020
The ASEAN high-level conference on Human Resource Development for the Changing World of Work was held virtually on September 16 by Vietnam as the ASEAN Chair 2020, with the participation of 150 delegates.