Thailand is one of the ASEAN countries that is now enduring the soaring inflation rate of basic commodities, including pork, fuel, and more.

Thailand’s Soaring Inflation Rate Getting Worse

Prices of basic commodities in Thailand started increasing at the onset of 2022. The soaring inflation rate adversely impacts the prices of fuel, noodles....
Indonesia temporarily lifted its ban on coal export and gave the "go" signal to 14 vessels to deliver its coal to other Asian countries.

Indonesia’s Ban on Coal Export Temporarily Lifted

Indonesia has banned its coal export since January 1 due to a shortage of domestic use.  However, after ten days, the government lifted the...
Vietnam cited its textile and garment sector as one of the keys to its economic recovery.

Vietnam Welcomes New Year with Economic Recovery

Generally speaking, the worst hit by the pandemic is the economy. However, this year Vietnam is optimistic that they will recover despite the Omicron...
The Vietnamese government is hoping for a better outlook in 2022 for its food and beverage industry as the pandemic crippled its economy.

Food and Beverage Industry: Vietnam Sees Better Outlook in 2022

Vietnam expects a better outlook for its food and beverage industry in 2022, stimulated by new swings in consumption. According to the Deloitte survey, consumer...
The Komodo National Park is on the verge of destruction as new construction facilities arise that could destroy the reptiles' natural habitat.

Komodo National Park: On the Verge of Destruction?

Indonesia is famous for the Komodo National Park, where lots of Komodo dragons inhabit the country's Lesser Sunda Islands. Komodo dragons are now an endangered...
Indonesians fear another eruption from Mt. Semeru volcano. The country recently experienced a 7.4 magnitude earthquake.

Mt. Semeru Volcano Spews Hot Clouds, Indication of Another Explosion?

Almost two weeks after its eruption, Mt. Semeru volcano showed signs of activity. It spewed hot clouds on Dec. 16 that raced 4.5 km...
The World Bank grants the Philippines another loan worth $600M to help boost the economy and support other important reforms.

World Bank Loan: Philippines Secures $600M for Economic Recovery

The pandemic had caused extreme devastation and continues to destroy the worldwide economy. Even wealthy countries feel the effects, what more of the developing...
Cambodia airports start welcoming some of the biggest airlines around the world.

Cambodia Airport Welcomes World’s Largest Airlines

Cambodia airport began welcoming some of the biggest airlines around the world despite the Omicron variant. Cambodia Airport Busy as a Bee Again It's been a...
Indonesia confirmed that it won't send a representative to the Miss Universe 2021 due to lack of preparation and Omicron variant concerns.

Miss Universe 2021: No Indonesian Contestant to Vie for the Crown

The Miss Universe 2021 pageant is fast approaching, and every contestant is excited about the big event. However, not everyone is enthusiastic because some...
The Philippines is temporarily suspending tourists entry from "red list" countries to prevent Omicron variant from spreading.

Omicron Variant Rushes Countries to Impose Travel Bans

Most ASEAN countries have already opened their borders while others are getting ready to open their tourist attractions to foreign visitors. However, with the emergence...

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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...
Vietnam's tuna export to the US and the EU dramatically increases, finding it a sustainable replacement for chicken meat.

Vietnam’s Tuna Export Could Increase Despite Worldwide Inflation

Despite the worldwide inflation, Vietnam's tuna export is likely to increase in prices and volume. Vietnam's yellowfin tuna fishery is the major wild-capture export commodity....