ADB extends $2M assistance to combat coronavirus

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has shelled out $2 million in fresh funds to support efforts in combating the spread of the 2019 novel...

Moody’s assigns first-time issuer rating of B3 to Laos

American credit rating agency Moody’s has given a B3 rating with a positive outlook to the Government of Laos, citing the country’s high economic...

Masatsugu Asakawa is new ADB head

Masatsugu Asakawa is the new president of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). Asakawa, who is currently serving as a special advisor to Japan’s prime minister...

Thailand cross-border trade dips 2% to 1.12T baht

Thailand saw its cross-border trade dip by nearly 2 percent during the first 10 months of the year on account of various factors which...

RCEP members lure back India

Members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) are underway with the crafting of measures to resolve the recent exit of India from...

Mekong nations face severe drought made worse by dams

The four lower Mekong River basin countries of Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam should expect severe to extreme drought—compounded by dams—to persist until January,...

RCEP conclusion fails amid India’s withdrawal

A free-trade deal between members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and their five trading partners failed to be signed amid India’s...

RCEP negotiations set for conclusion in November

THE Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and its six trade partners are hoping for the conclusion of the negotiations for the Regional Comprehensive...

ASEAN, US to launch maritime drill, fight “wrongdoings”

THE Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has joined forces with the United States in holding maritime exercises which were aimed at preventing other...

Meth trade extends its web 

Intrepid visitors to Yangon should not miss the military’s bizarre Drug Elimination Museum.  Its gory mannequins depict the dangers of drug abuse and the military’s...

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The Philippines will proceed with sugar importation in October if there will be insufficient production.

Sugar Importation Imminent by October If Production Falls Short – BBM

It's likely that the Philippines will look into sugar importation should sugar production in the country becomes inadequate. However, the volume is much less...
The Philippines received a grant from the United States Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) for its offshore wind projects feasibility study.

Philippine Offshore Wind Projects Get Support from Foreign Companies, USTDA

The Philippines' struggling economy is having a hard time recovering from the pandemic and inflation, not to mention the tremendous gas price hike around...
Malaysian farmers will benefit from the government-backed Agro-Food Takaful Insurance Scheme to compensate them for damages and losses due to natural disasters.

Agro-Food Takaful Insurance Scheme Gives New Hope to Malaysian Farmers

Farmers produce food for people to eat and without them, the world will go hungry. In Malaysia, farmers can take advantage of the Agro-Food...