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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.
Leaders of countries involved speak highly of Mekong-Lancang Cooperation: Lao media
11:44 26/08/2020
Leaders of Mekong-Lancang Cooperation (MLC) countries have spoken highly of their cooperation over the last two years and how it has contributed to improving living standards among people in the region, according to Lao media.
Indonesia: Second candidate declares plan to run for Presidency
11:28 26/08/2020
Newly-appointed Acting Chairman of the Indonesian Solidarity Party (PSI) Giring Ganesha has declared his intention of running in the 2024 presidential election.
ASEAN ministers review implementation of economic initiatives
11:17 26/08/2020
Economic ministers from ASEAN member countries reviewed the implementation of economic initiatives in 2020 at a virtual meeting on August 25.
Japan, Laos to ease travelling restrictions from September
16:52 24/08/2020
Japan and Laos have agreed to resume travelling between the two nations for long-term residents from September, which has been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Cambodia, Japan to ease travel restrictions in September 2020
10:32 24/08/2020
Japan and Cambodia agreed on August 22 to reopen borders for expatriates, starting possibly from early September, on condition they observe a 14-day self-quarantine period and take other precautions against the novel coronavirus, Kyodo News reported.
ADB supports Philippines' financial inclusion reforms with USD300 million loan
10:28 24/08/2020
(CPV) - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a USD300 million policy-based loan to support the Philippine government’s efforts to boost inclusive growth by implementing reforms to expand Filipinos’ access to financial services, especially in unserved and underserved areas across the country.
Thailand records first COVID-19 case outside quarantine areas
10:53 20/08/2020
Thailand recorded the first COVID-19 case outside state quarantine areas on August 19, the 86th day without a domestic case in the country.
ADB approves USD2 million grant to support Armenia’s fight against COVID-19
10:46 20/08/2020
(CPV) - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a USD2 million grant from its Asia Pacific Disaster Response Fund (APDRF) to support Armenia in its fight against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.
UNICEF: COVID-19 causes disruptions to child protection services in more than 100 countries
17:00 19/08/2020
(CPV) - Violence prevention and response services have been severely disrupted during the COVID-19 pandemic, leaving children at increased risk of violence, exploitation and abuse, according to a global survey by UNICEF.