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ASEAN reaffirms Freedom of Navigation in WPS

MANILA, Nov 15 (PNA) - While no specific distinctions were given, freedom of navigation and overflight in the disputed South China Sea was reaffirmed in general by the Philippines and other member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. said on Thursday.
Date: 15 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Indonesia urges US to strengthen Economic Cooperation with ASEAN

SINGAPORE, Nov 15 (PNA) (ANTARA News) - Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has urged the United States of America to strengthen its economic cooperation with the ASEAN member countries based on a win-win solution instead of a zero sum game.
Date: 15 November 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Antara

APEC Ministers prioritize tackling Barriers to ensure Prosperity for All

JAKARTA, Nov 15 (ANTARA News) - Ministers from the 21 APEC economies have convened to align their ideas for improving Asia-Pacific connectivity and deepening economic integration for stronger economic growth that benefits all people in the region.
Date: 15 November 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Antara

Participating Countries agree to conclude RCEP Negotiations Next Year

SINGAPORE, Nov 15 (ANTARA News) - Heads of State of Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) participants-ASEAN Member States and ASEAN`s free trade agreement partners -- Australia, China, India, Japan, Korea, and New Zealand -- agreed to conclude RCEP negotiations in 2019.
Date: 15 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

President Jokowi highlights Indo-Pacific Concept at ASEAN Summit Plenary

SINGAPORE, Nov 14 (ANTARA News) - President Joko Widodo highlighted developments in the concept of Indo-Pacific regional cooperation during the plenary session of the 33rd ASEAN Summit held at the Suntec Convention and Exhibition Center in Singapore on Tuesday night.
Date: 14 November 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Antara

ASEAN agreed on a Single Negotiating draft to resolve SCS Dispute

SINGAPORE, Nov 14 (ANTARA News) - The members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) agreed on a single negotiating text draft of the Code of Conduct (COC) for the South China Sea (SCS), as an effort to resolve dispute in the region. The statement was made by Foreign Minister Retno L.P. Marsudi after attending the 18th ASEAN Pol ...
Date: 14 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

Leaders push for modernizing ASEAN at 33rd Summit

Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith and leaders from other Asean member countries are pushing to modernise and strengthen Asean amid the growing digital revolution, the Lao Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said.
Date: 14 November 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Vientiane Times

Indonesia pushes ASEAN to complete RCEP Negotiation

SINGAPORE, Nov 13 (ANTARA News) - Indonesia`s Trade Minister Enggartiasto Lukita has pushed ASEAN member countries to complete eight chapters within the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) framework in a bid to meet the negotiation target with its non-ASEAN participants.
Date: 13 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

Awaiting ASEAN's Concrete Steps to develop e-Commerce

BOGOR, W JAVA, Nov 13 (ANTARA News) - Indonesian Trade Minister Enggartiasto Lukita and his counterparts from nine other ASEAN member countries have signed an agreement on e-commerce at the 17th ASEAN Economic Community Council Meeting in Singapore on Monday.
Date: 13 November 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Antara

Indonesia urges ASEAN Economic Community to adapt to Industry 4.0

SINGAPORE, Nov 13 (ANTARA News) - Indonesian Trade Minister Enggartiasto Lukita urged members of the ASEAN Economic Community to adapt to the demands of Industry 4.0 to make them remain competitive and not left behind by other countries.
Date: 13 November 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Antara

ASEAN Member countries sign agreement on Electronic Commerce

SINGAPORE, Nov 12 (ANTARA News) - Member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) signed the ASEAN Agreement on Electronic Commerce, or E-Commerce, to support development of the digital economy.
Date: 12 November 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Antara

Lao Drivers given Licence to drive on Asean Roads

Local authorities have clarified that Lao drivers with international driving permits are able to drive freely in other countries around the world, as Laos has signed up to the relevant convention.
Date: 10 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

SCS Negotiations, moving forward with 'Astonishing Amity'

MANILA, Nov 7 (PNA) - Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. on Wednesday reported that China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) are moving forward with "astonishing amity" in the Code of Conduct in the South China Sea negotiations.
Date: 07 November 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

Report: ASEAN Economic Integration can be realized through Concerted Efforts

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 2 (Bernama) - The ASEAN economic integration could be realised through the concerted efforts of ASEAN Member States (AMS), said the 2019 Economic Outlook Report released by the Ministry of Finance today.
Date: 02 November 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

ASEAN Insurance Growth Prospects supported by Socio-Economic Fundamentals - Moody's

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 1 (Bernama) - The growth prospects for insurance in six major ASEAN markets are supported by strong socio-economic fundamentals, but the pace and quality of growth will vary geographically, said Moody's Investors Service.
Date: 01 November 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

ASEAN Economies have strong foundation to facilitate Islamic Banking

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 30 (Bernama) - Moody's Investors Service said ASEAN economies had a strong foundation to facilitate Islamic banking growth, with right regulations in place.
Date: 30 October 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

ASEAN Insurance Summit to explore Impact of 4IR on Industry

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 29 (Bernama) - The third ASEAN Insurance Summit, which will be held on November 28 at Sasana Kijang, Bank Negara Malaysia, here, is expected to attract over 250 participants comprising industry leaders, regulators, stakeholders and industry players in the region.
Date: 29 October 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Asean commits to strengthening Cultural Identity

Asean ministers responsible for culture and the arts have committed to promoting a culture of peace and intercultural understanding with a view to strengthening Asean identity, the Asean Secretariat said on its website.
Date: 25 October 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Vientiane Times

Wan Azizah presented Marriage Age Limit Proposal at Conference of Rulers

HANOI, Oct 25 (Bernama) - Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said she had presented to the Conference of Rulers the marriage age limit proposal in the country.
Date: 25 October 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

ASEAN Policies should include Gender Perspective - Wan Azizah

HANOI, Oct 25 (Bernama) - Malaysia has called for the need of gender perspective in the formulation and implementation of all policies, plans and programmes in the three ASEAN Community Pillars.
Date: 25 October 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama