Asean morning news for February 13

Asean morning news for February 13

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   ADB & WHO team up to drive universal health coverage throughout the AP A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed between the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and World Health Organization (WHO) in Manila last Friday (Feb 8) may one day result in universal healthcare throughout the region. […]

Asean morning news for February 12

Asean morning news for February 12

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   Anwar Tells Southeast Asian Nations to Defend Territory against China Malaysian leader Anwar Ibrahim said Southeast Asian nations have to defend their territory amid Beijing’s aggressive moves to expand shoals into artificial islands and build military facilities in the South China Sea. — Benar News Navigating […]

Asean morning news for February 11

Asean morning news for February 11

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   Regional consensus needed for a ‘free and open Indo-Pacific’ The main protagonists behind the ‘free and open Indo-Pacific’ (FOIP) concept are continuing diplomatic efforts to crystallise a strategy for its realisation. — East Asia Forum Dozens of companies launch US$1 billion bid to end plastic pollution […]

Asean morning news for February 8

Asean morning news for February 8

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   Asian banks on watch with trillion-dollar Libor transition TRILLIONS of dollars globally are priced to Libor, the scandal-tainted benchmark that is due to vanish by end-2021 – and this massive transition may catch Asian banks wrong-footed with the speed of its phase-out. — The Business Times […]

Asean morning news for February 7

Asean morning news for February 7

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   Japan bank and China unicorn to offer Southeast Asia loans Japan’s Aozora Bank will partner with a Chinese financial technology unicorn to develop online loan services in Southeast Asia. — Nikkei Asian Review (paywall) Upgrade infrastructure to attract global manufacturing, GMS told There is a significant […]

Asean morning news for February 6

Asean morning news for February 6

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   Dealing with pollution as urbanisation spreads in Asia Bangkok choked for weeks last month as smog filled the air while drones and fire trucks fought to bring the pollution under control. — The Phnom Penh Post The Most Underrated Difficulty in Southeast Asian E-Commerce Market Between […]

Asean morning news for February 5

Asean morning news for February 5

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   Southeast Asia bucks trend of sinking global foreign investment Southeast Asia is bucking the global trend of falling direct foreign investment, as the low-cost fast-growing region solidifies its position as an attractive location for multinationals. — Nikkei Asian Review (paywall) ADB invests 20 mln USD in […]

Asean morning news for February 4

Asean morning news for February 4

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   Russia vies with US as it steps up arms exports to Southeast Asia Russia is ramping up its weapons sales to Southeast and South Asia, with Moscow overtaking Britain as the world’s second-largest exporter. — Nikkei Asian Review Asean must learn lessons from Brexit While the […]

Asean morning news for February 1

Asean morning news for February 1

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   Thailand faces tough job as Asean chair amid trade conflicts, forum hears As Asean chair this year, Thailand must enhance the region’s cooperation amid growing US-China tensions that threaten to go beyond mere trade conflicts, international-relations experts said at a peace forum in Bangkok yesterday. The […]

Asean morning news for January 31

Asean morning news for January 31

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   EP32: ASEAN e- commerce Agreement As Thailand will assume the ASEAN chairmanship title next year, let’s take a look at one of the bloc’s key moments when ASEAN has signed first e-commerce agreement. — NBT World (video) Golden Triangle bust yields precursor haul Authorities from four […]

Asean morning news for January 30

Asean morning news for January 30

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   China, Vietnam seen as more corrupt while Indonesia, Philippines clean up their act: Transparency International report China’s rating on perceived corruption has fallen for the first time in five years, pushing it down 10 places to 87 on an annual index by global watchdog Transparency International. […]

Asean morning news for January 29

Asean morning news for January 29

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   Asean and China struggle to buckle Belt and Road Initiative China’s ambitious Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) continues to draw criticism and disapproval. — Khmer Times Thailand to push RCEP deal this year THAILAND, as Asean chair, will push for conclusion of the Regional Comprehensive Economic […]

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