Asean morning news for December 23

Asean morning news for December 23

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu         @stmarisewudolu   Asean may need new plan to tackle ‘lowflation’ Southeast Asia is set for another year of low inflation, generating difficult choices for the region’s central banks. — Bangkok Post ASEAN team joined the second high-level visit in Cox’s Bazar to facilitate repatriation An ASEAN team, consisting […]

Asean morning news for December 20

Asean morning news for December 20

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu         @stmarisewudolu   Countries in Region Say Few North Koreans Remain as UN Deadline Nears Officials in Southeast and South Asian nations say they have few North Koreans living within their boundaries, as a deadline by the U.N. Security Council for member-states to repatriate workers from the Democratic People’s […]

Asean morning news for December 19

Asean morning news for December 19

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu         @stmarisewudolu   Myanmar seeks migrant-worker protections in Malaysia and Thailand The government is negotiating with Malaysia and Thailand to ensure that hundreds of thousands of Myanmar nationals working in their countries will have access to social welfare benefits, a senior minister said. — Myanmar Times Banks catch sustainability […]

Asean morning news for December 18

Asean morning news for December 18

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu         @stmarisewudolu   Watch SpaceX launch Kacific1 into orbit to bring internet to mlns in the AP (video) Singapore-based Kacific Broadband Satellites Group (Kacific) has announced the successful launch of its Kacific1 communications satellite. — AEC News Today Public attitudes towards migrant workers in Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand […]

Asean morning news for December 17

Asean morning news for December 17

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu         @stmarisewudolu   Climate urgency increasing While the latest UN Climate Change Conference was taking place in Madrid, smog returned to Bangkok last week with PM2.5 dust exceeding safe levels in some areas. — Bangkok Post Asean paves path towards better FTAs Thailand looks poised to improve free trade […]

Asean morning news for December 16

Asean morning news for December 16

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu         @stmarisewudolu   South China Sea: US stages 85 military exercises with regional allies in 2019, report says The United States has held at least 85 joint military exercises with its allies in the Indo-Pacific region this year as it seeks to counter Beijing’s rise, particularly in the South […]

Asean morning news for December 13

Asean morning news for December 13

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu         @stmarisewudolu   Fears Polio Spreading in Southeast Asia as Malaysia Case Emerges Malaysia has confirmed its first case of polio in almost three decades, sparking fears that the disease is spreading across the region after the Philippines declared an epidemic in September. — Bloomberg Delhi forums chance for […]

Asean morning news for December 12

Asean morning news for December 12

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu         @stmarisewudolu   Hague hearing marks monumental effort for justice: ASEAN The cycle of violence against ethnic and religious groups in Myanmar will never end without accountability for the systematic killings, rape, sexual violence and other atrocities committed against the Rohingya, said Thailand’s former MP and Board Member of […]

Asean morning news for December 11

Asean morning news for December 11

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu         @stmarisewudolu   India to review ‘lopsided’ free trade pacts with Asean, secure better deals Weeks after pulling out of proposed mega free trade pact RCEP, India would review lopsided trade agreements with Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and secure better deals. — Business Standard ASEAN firms are […]

Asean morning news for December 10

Asean morning news for December 10

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu         @stmarisewudolu   ASEAN anchor to Asian trade policy strategy As the global trade regime threatens to unravel under the Trump administration’s assault on the WTO dispute settlement disciplines and its tearing up the rules in its trade war with China, ASEAN — the motley Southeast Asian grouping that […]

Asean morning news for December 9

Asean morning news for December 9

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu         @stmarisewudolu   Asean lacks leadership, says Saifuddin Asean lacks leadership and needs to re-examine its decision-making process, Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah said. — FMT India’s RCEP exit moves closer to reality The withdrawal of India from the negotiations for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership free trade deal (RCEP), […]

Asean morning news for December 6

Asean morning news for December 6

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu         @stmarisewudolu   S-E Asia economic growth to remain sluggish at 4.5% in 2020: report SOUTH-EAST Asia’s GDP growth will likely remain at 4.5 per cent in 2020, amid high risks of a re-escalation in trade tensions between the US and China, according to the latest report produced by […]