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Indonesian President: economic growth to be higher than expected
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Mekong – RoK cooperation facilitates regional economic integration: official
15:33 05/12/2020
The Mekong – Republic of Korea (RoK) cooperation is of importance to boosting regional economic integration, innovation, and economic competitiveness of the two sides, Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Le Hoai Trung said at the 8th Mekong – RoK Business Forum on December 4.