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ASEAN Region Weekly (6 Sep. 2019)

ASEAN The world’s most widely recognised sustainability reporting standard, Global Reporting Initiative, has launched in Southeast Asia, with Singapore as the regional base. The Amsterdam-headquartered non-profit, whose standard is used by three quarters of the world’s biggest companies, aims to help Southeast Asian companies identify [Read More]

ASEAN Region Weekly (2 Aug. 2019)

Lao PDR Investment by domestic and foreign enterprises has not grown as planned despite the government’s augmented measures to boost private sector growth and sustain the economy. (Vientiane Times) Thailand The Bank of Thailand has cut the amount of short-term bonds it will sell via [Read More]

ASEAN Region Weekly (26 Jul. 2019)

Indonesia Analysts and businesspeople have said that Bank Indonesia will need to further slash its reference interest rate in order to stimulate the economy. (Jakarta Post) Philippines Foreign banks said they expect the Philippines to achieve gross domestic product growth of about 6% this year, [Read More]

ASEAN Region Weekly (19 Jul. 2019)

ASEAN The 34th Asean Summit in Bangkok emphasized the importance of advancing partnerships for sustainability to achieve a people-centred, people-oriented and forward-looking Asean community that leaves no one behind in the rapidly changing regional and global environment. (The Star) Indonesia The latest trade data suggest [Read More]

ASEAN Region Weekly (12 Jul. 2019)

ASEAN Connectivity will enable ASEAN to achieve competitive economic growth, increase greater opportunities for investment, trade, employment and narrow development gaps. Rapid urbanization and migration of people from rural areas to cities increase demands for ASEAN to plan and develop infrastructure for connectivity, housing and [Read More]

ASEAN Region Weekly (28 Jun. 2019)

ASEAN Southeast Asian nations have agreed to exercise “maximum flexibility” and step up efforts to complete a “high quality and mutually beneficial” free trade agreement with six Asia-Pacific countries before the end of the year. The trade deal, which has been under negotiations for the [Read More]

ASEAN Region Weekly (14 Jun. 2019)

ASEAN Leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations will commit to tackle the growing problem of marine debris, in particular plastics, during their summit later this month, an ASEAN sources said. (Kyodo) Myanmar A new directive from the Ministry of Planning and Finance has [Read More]

ASEAN Region Weekly (31 May 2019)

Cambodia Cambodia is currently among the fastest electrifying countries in the world, with coverage reaching 89.1 per cent as of the end of 2017, a newly published World Bank report says.  Viet Nam Vietnam’s economy could be bigger than Singapore’s by 2029, says DBS Bank [Read More]

ASEAN Region Weekly (26 Apr. 2019)

ASEAN ASEAN Chair Thailand has lined up 13 ambitious goals to achieve regional integration as the 25th ASEAN Economic Ministers’ Retreat kicks off today in Phuket, where two pacts are set to be signed to enhance services trade and investment within the group. (The Nation) [Read More]

ASEAN Region Weekly (22 Mar. 2019)

ASEAN A working group to study new issues related to intellectual property, labour, environment, and e-commerce is being set up by ASSEAN, as the bloc is revving up new free trade agreement negotiations with non-ASEAN partners. (Bangkok Post) Indonesia Bank Indonesia revealed that Indonesia’s foreign [Read More]