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Indonesian President: economic growth to be higher than expected
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.
Building a better future for every child in East Asia and the Pacific, post COVID-19
10:09 19/08/2020
(CPV) - UNICEF East Asia and Pacific issues on August 18th 2020, “Recover, Rebound, Reimagine - Building a better future for every child in East Asia and the Pacific, post COVID-19.”
Tackling the COVID-19 Youth Employment Crisis in Asia and the Pacific
17:08 18/08/2020
(CPV) - The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered a massive disruption of economies and labour markets with disproportionate impacts on youth employment in Asia and the Pacific, says a new report by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and Asian Development Bank (ADB).
Malaysia, Singapore resume cross-border travel
10:40 18/08/2020
Cross-border travel between Malaysia and Singapore resumed on August 17 after being shut since March to stem the coronavirus outbreak.
Indonesia adjusts GDP growth goal for 2020
10:00 18/08/2020
Indonesian Minister of Finance Sri Mulyani Indrawati recently adjusted the country’s GDP growth goal for 2020 down to -0.2 to -1.1 percent from the previous 2.3 percent, and 4.5 to 5.5 percent for the next year.
Indonesia to spend over 24 bln USD on stimulus funding in 2021
17:13 17/08/2020
The Indonesian Government has announced that it will allocate 356.5 trillion Rp (24.04 billion USD) for COVID-19-related stimulus funding next year in an effort to continue supporting the country’s economic recovery and strengthen the health care system, including the provision of a coronavirus vaccine.
Thailand urged to increase exports to prevent global food shortage
17:10 17/08/2020
The Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) has urged Thailand to increase food exports to prevent global shortage.
Japanese companies shift focus on Southeast Asia: JETRO
11:00 17/08/2020
More and more Japanese firms are expanding business in Southeast Asia and scaling down operations in China due to its escalating tensions with the US, according to the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO).
ADB and ICRC discuss collaboration in fragile and conflict-affected states
10:35 17/08/2020
(CPV) - Asian Development Bank (ADB) President Masatsugu Asakawa and International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) President Peter Maurer discussed areas of potential collaboration given the increasing overlap of development issues with the humanitarian and peace issues.
EU announces three new cooperation programme with ASEAN
11:17 14/08/2020
The EU Ambassador to ASEAN Igor Driesmans on August 13 announced three new development cooperation projects with ASEAN worth a total amount of 13 million EUR (over 15 million USD).