asean Headlines

Indonesia hands over Chairmanship of ASEAN Committee to Thailand

Jakarta, Sept 25 (ANTARA News) - Indonesian Ambassador to Kuwait, Tatang Budie Utama Razak, handed over the chairmanship of ASEAN Committee in Kuwait (ACK) for the period of January-June 2018 to ACK Chairman of the next period, Ambassador of Thailand to Kuwait, Dusit Manapan, on Sept 19.
Date: 25 September 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Antara

MOE Malaysia, Singapore to boost Bilateral Cooperation

KUCHING, Sept 22 (Bernama) - The Ministries of Education (MOE) of Malaysia and Singapore will continue to foster their bilateral co-operation for the benefit of both nations especially in the field of education.
Date: 22 September 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Malaysia supports coordinated Asean Cybersecurity Approach

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 19 (Bernama) - Malaysia supports a coordinated approach to cybersecurity efforts in ASEAN, said Deputy Communications and Multimedia Minister Eddin Syazlee Shith.
Date: 19 September 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

ASEAN ready to help PH in 'Ompong' Relief Ops

MANILA, Sept 14 (PNA) - The Philippines can seek help from Association of Southeast Asian Nation (ASEAN) should Typhoon Ompong cause significant damage to parts of the country.
Date: 14 September 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

RI President attends World Economic Forum on ASEAN

Jakarta, Sept 12 (ANTARA News) - Indonesian President Joko Widodo has attended the World Economic Forum on ASEAN held at the National Convention Center in Hanoi, Vietnam, on Wednesday.
Date: 12 September 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Antara

Indonesia, Vietnam agree to enhance Trade, Investment Partnership

Jakarta, Sept 12 (ANTARA News) - Indonesia and Vietnam have agreed to enhance cooperation in the fields of trade and investment when the leaders of the two countries met on Tuesday.
Date: 12 September 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Antara

MITI Minister participates in WEF on ASEAN in Vietnam

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 11 (Bernama) - International Trade and Industry Minister Darell Leiking will share Malaysia’s experience in transforming the direction of production and manufacturing industries towards digitalisation, as well as learn best practices from other countries at the World Economic Forum (WEF) on ASEAN 2018.
Date: 11 September 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Indonesia invites ASEAN to develop Collective Outlook

Jakarta,  Sept 9 (ANTARA News) - Indonesia has invited ASEAN member countries to develop a collective outlook on the Asia Indo-Pacific concept, according to a written statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs here on Saturday.
Date: 09 September 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Antara

Planned ASEAN Meeting eyes featuring Boracay Rehabilitation

MANILA, Sept 6 (PNA) - The government's rehabilitation of Boracay Island is being eyed as one of the cases to be presented in the planned ASEAN meeting on mainstreaming biodiversity in the tourism sector.
Date: 06 September 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

ASEAN urged to offer Attractive Packages to lure Investments

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 6 (Bernama) - ASEAN countries have been urged to work together and deliver attractive packages to draw foreign direct investors wanting to relocate their investments or increase it in the region due to the ongoing global trade tensions.
Date: 06 September 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

PH joins move for ASEAN-wide Self-Certification Scheme

MANILA, Aug 31 (PNA) - The Philippines, along with the nine member states of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), are on their way towards the realization of an ASEAN-wide Self-Certification Scheme (AWSC).
Date: 31 August 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

Asean Ministers agree on Asean Plus Three Economic Framework 2019-2020

Jakarta,  Sept 4 (ANTARA News) - The Economic Ministers of ASEAN member countries (AEM) and their counterparts from China, Japan, and South Korea have agreed on the ASEAN Plus Three (ASEAN+3) Economic Cooperation plan for the 2019-2020 period.
Date: 04 September 2018; Type: Industry Updates

Indonesia encourages Increasing ASEAN Economic Partnership

Jakarta, Sept 4,  (ANTARA News) - The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)-led Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is the most ambitious regional trade agreement to date, covering 30 percent of both global trade and the world`s gross domestic product.
Date: 04 September 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Antara

Brunei holds ASEAN Car Free Day

Bandar Seri Begawan, Aug 30 (RTB) - Brunei organized ASEAN Car Free Day alongside other ASEAN cities and elsewhere around the world in bid to promote recreational and community activities.
Date: 30 August 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Former Indonesian foreign minister recognizes Taiwan's economic contribution to ASEAN

Jakarta, Aug 29 (ANTARA News) - Former Indonesian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Marty Natalegawa, said on Wednesday that Taiwan plays an important role in ASEAN and that the both parties have been thriving in terms of economic relations and socio-cultural links regardless of the current political status.
Date: 29 August 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Antara

RCEP Ministers put in 'Extra Time and Effort' in Negotiations

SINGAPORE, Aug 30 (Bernama) - The 6th Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Ministerial Meeting which kicked off today is expected to last for “one-and-a-half day” as all ministers involved agreed “to put in extra time and effort” in the negotiations.
Date: 30 August 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Laos, Vietnam enhance Cooperation in Foreign Affairs

The Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Laos and Vietnam discussed domestic and international issues of mutual interest at a meeting held last week in Hanoi, Vietnam.
Date: 28 August 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Vientiane Times

50th AEM to evaluate Progress of FTA, RCEP

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 27 (Bernama) - Progress in the implementation of various free trade agreements and economic cooperation programmes is among the topics for discussion at the 50th ASEAN Economic Ministers’ Meeting (AEM), said Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI).
Date: 27 August 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

NLA urges Thailand to prepare to serve as ASEAN Chair of 2019

BANGKOK, Aug 22 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) has held a seminar on Thailand’s preparation for the ASEAN chairmanship in 2019, calling on all Thais to be good hosts and help promote inclusive development in the region.
Date: 22 August 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Australia expects Free Trade Deals this Year with Indonesia, Hong Kong

Sydney, Aug 17 (Antara) - The Australian government expects to seal free trade agreements with Indonesia and Hong Kong by year`s end, its trade minister said on Friday.
Date: 17 August 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Antara