Asean morning news for December 18

Asean morning news for December 18

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   Remove trade barriers to transform Southeast Asian agriculture Did you know 98% of trucks exporting pepper from Cambodia to a processing facility in Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam must stop at the border and unload their contents into identical Vietnamese trucks to cross the […]

Asean morning news for December 17

Asean morning news for December 17

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   ASEAN Plus 3 young entrepreneurs share startups experience Young entrepreneurs and leaders from the ASEAN member nations and those from the Republic of Korea, Japan and China – the dialogue partner countries of the group, joined a discussion on experience, opportunities and challenges in hi-tech […]

Asean morning news for December 14

Asean morning news for December 14

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   Maritime disputes best settled through negotiations: Singapore on filing UNCLOS declaration Maritime boundary delimitation disputes are best settled through negotiations, said Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) on Thursday (Dec 13) amid an ongoing maritime dispute with Malaysia. — Channel NewsAsia S&P economists trim GDP […]

Asean morning news for December 13

Asean morning news for December 13

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   ADB retains growth forecast for Southeast Asia at 5.1 pct for 2018 The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has retained its growth forecast for Southeast Asia at 5.1 percent for 2018 assuming robust consumption and infrastructure investment, says a report from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) […]

Asean morning news for December 12

Asean morning news for December 12

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   ASEAN member states adopt 3 key documents for region-wide employees At the 25th ASEAN Labour Ministers’ Meeting in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s Human Resource Minister M. Kulasegaran announced the adoption of three vital documents. — Human Resources Chinese military official suggests attack vs US ships in […]

Asean morning news for December 11

Asean morning news for December 11

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   Around the region: ASEAN, UN talk conflict resolution The ASEAN Institute for Peace and Reconciliation (ASEAN-IPR) and the United Nations held a workshop in Jakarta last week that looks at the ASEAN perspective on conflict management and resolution. — The Jakarta Post (paywall) South China […]

Asean morning news for December 10

Asean morning news for December 10

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   Southeast Asia faces ‘long list’ of risks in 2019, banks say The 90-day pause in the trade war agreed between U.S. President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, was greeted with relief around the world, but the dispute remains among the biggest risks […]

Asean morning news for December 7

Asean morning news for December 7

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   Trade war: Focus turns to Thailand to conclude $7 trln RCEP Six years in the making, the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is slated to transform the region into an Asean-centric, comprehensive free trade area, poised to make a large contribution to Asian and global […]

Asean morning news for December 6

Asean morning news for December 6

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   P2P lending can plug Southeast Asia’s US$175B business finance gap Peer-to-peer (P2P) lending has emerged as a popular alternative financing option for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Southeast Asia. — Yahoo News UOB completes ASEAN’s first real-time cross-border funds transfers between mobile phone numbers […]

Asean morning news for December 5

Asean morning news for December 5

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   Commentary: China’s premature bid for hegemony in Southeast Asia Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to Manila on Nov 20 and 21 came at a critical juncture in the evolving regional order. — Channel NewsAsia GDP growth in Asean expected to slow in 2019: ICAEW report […]

Asean morning news for December 4

Asean morning news for December 4

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   Asean currency crisis: region at risk of a ‘currency crisis stroke’ The rumblings of a currency crisis in emerging markets is only getting louder. Argentina’s Central Bank raised interest rates to 40 per cent to protect its peso in May 2018. — AEC News Today […]

Asean morning news for December 3

Asean morning news for December 3

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   RIMCHN a success, but Rimpac 2020 could be Beijing’s worst nightmare The Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) and navies from 10 Asean member states carried out a field-training exercise in the South China Sea (SCS) between October 22 and 28 2018. — AEC News […]

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