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President nominates Warjiyo as Central Bank Governor

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has proposed Perry Warjiyo as the sole candidate of Bank Indonesia (BI/the central bank) governor for 2018-2023 period, a legislator said.

Cabinet reorganizes funding for Economic and Public Service Enhancement

BANGKOK, Feb 21 (NNT) - Thailand's Cabinet has resolved to increase the efficiency of public services by taking out a loan of 800 million baht while also approving over 5 billion baht to strengthen the domestic economy.

DTI updates MSMES on PH’s Free Trade Pact

TAGAYTAY CITY, Cavite, Feb 21 (PNA) - The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is boosting its Free Trade Arrangements (FTAs) with the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEPT) ASEAN plus 6, PH-EU (27 countries) and Asia Pacific (APEC’s 21 member economies).

Start-ups, SMEs Call for Greater Access to Loans by Foreign Banks

Start-ups and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are now calling for equal treatment of foreign and local banks as this will give them more options to borrow money for growth.

Ministry of Justice launches Mobile Campaign to promote Knowledge of Laws

AYUTTHAYA, Feb 20 (NNT) - The Ministry of Justice has launched a mobile campaign to educate people about laws and provide legal advice.

DCA is now known as CAAM

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 19 (Bernama) - The Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) has been transformed into the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM) effective today in line with the government's commitment to spur the nation's aviation industry to greater heights.

PHL Embassy in Moscow issues Urgent Reminder: no Legal Status for Household Service Workers in Russia

MOSCOW, Feb 19 - In an advisory issued on February 13, the Philippine Embassy in Moscow reminded that “the category of household service worker is an occupation not open to Filipinos.” The Embassy issued the advisory after receiving queries from the public and media if Filipino household service workers could legally work in Russia.

Monetary Authority of Singapore and the Central Bank of Egypt Bolster FinTech Cooperation

Singapore, 14 February 2018 - The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) signed an agreement to strengthen FinTech cooperation between the two countries on 6 February 2018. The Cooperation Agreement was signed at Seamless North Africa 2018 (under the patronage of the CBE), a conference focused on Payments, FinTech and eCommerce.

Swiss Institute of Federalism ink Academic Cooperation with UP

MANILA, Feb 16 (PNA) - The University of the Philippines-National College of Public Administration and Governance (NCPAG) and the University of Fribourg’s Institute of Federalism (IFF) have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for academic cooperation and exchange, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said.

Commerce Ministry keen to help SMEs expand Production Bases

BANGKOK, Feb 17 (NNT) - The Ministry of Commerce will assist Thai small and medium enterprises in their endeavors to expand their production capacity to meet the demand for their goods in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Vietnam, also known as the CLMV region.

Justice Ministry campaigns for Legal Awareness among Thais

BANGKOK, Feb 15 (NNT) - A transit advertising campaign is being organized by the Ministry of Justice in various provinces to raise awareness of the law and the justice system among public members and state agencies.

Thailand, Cambodia discuss Nationality Verification for Migrant Workers

PHNOM PENH, Feb 14 (NNT) - Thailand's Labor Minister Adul Sangsingkeo and his Cambodian counterpart Ith Samheng discussed the nationality verification for undocumented migrant workers.

Government improves Business Service Quality to attract Foreign Investors

BANGKOK, Feb 14 (NNT) - The government is enhancing the quality of its business service to attract more foreign investors, said Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak.

Social Ministry to return Ten Thousand Migrant Workers from Malaysia

Jakarta, Feb 14 (ANTARA News) - The Social Ministry is planning to return 10 thousand Indonesian migrant workers from Malaysia this year, Sonny Manalu the social rehabilitation of human trafficking director, stated here on Wednesday.

Indonesia re-appointed to lead IFAD Session

Jakarta, Feb 14 (ANTARA News) - Indonesia once again led the 41st session of the International Fund for Agricultural Development of the United Nations (IFAD), according to the Indonesian Embassy in Rome.

Group urges DOLE: release Rules on 'Workplace Romance'

MANILA, Feb 13 (PNA) - A group called on the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) to issue guidelines on workplace romance policy to prevent employers from implementing oppressive management prerogatives.

Departing Lawyer urged NLD Government to get their Acts together

ERIC Rose from Herzfeld Rubin Meyer & Rose Law Firm Limited (HRMR), the Myanmar affiliate of New York-based Herzfeld & Rubin PC (H&R), attributed his exit to the combination of government inaction, the Rakhine crisis, remaining US financial sanctions and the suspension of the EU-Myanmar Investment Protection Agreement (IPA), which he alluded to as a “three-legged stool”.

Singapore RCEP Meeting crucial, says Mustapa

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 13 (Bernama) - The next Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) meeting, which will be held at the ministerial level on March 2, 2018, will be a crucial one to discuss the progress of the trade deal.

Universiti Malaya ranks 46th in Asia

Universiti Malaya (UM) has improved in its ranking from the 59th position last year to 46th this year according to Times Higher Education (THE) Asia University Rankings.

SEZs in Sumatra to compete with Singapore, Malaysia

Jakarta, Feb 12 (ANTARA News) - The Special Economic Zones (SEZs) in Sumatra, particularly along the Malacca Strait, will face competition from those established in Singapore and Malaysia.

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Video-recordings of Suspects' Statements to start in Phases

The interviews of those accused of specified rape offences will be the first to be introduced to the video-recording of statements from suspects.

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BNM to launch VBI Scorecard in October

KUALA LUMPUR, March 20 (Bernama) - Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) is expected to launch the Value-Based Intermediation (VBI) scorecard in October this year, in conjunction with the Global Islamic Finance Forum.

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SC suspends Work in Courts Monday Afternoon due to Transport Strike

MANILA, Mar 19 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) announced a suspension of work in all courts effective 2 p.m. Monday due to the nationwide transport strike staged by the Pinagkaisang Samahan ng mga Tsuper at Operator Nationwide (PISTON).

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MyIPO works with Education Ministry to ensure Intellectual Property Rights of Schools protected

TUARAN, March 18 (Bernama) - The Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia (MyIPO) is always working with the Education Ministry to ensure that the Intellectual Property (IP) rights of schools are protected.

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25 Lawsuits filed against Consumer Rights Violators

BANGKOK, Mar 17 (NNT) - The Consumer Protection Committee has decided to file lawsuits against service providers and real estate companies that are violating consumer rights.

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ASEAN-Australia Partnership mutually beneficial: President

Sydney, Mar 18 (ANTARA News) - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has said that the partnership between ASEAN and Australia, including in the trade field, is mutually beneficial.

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Bar Council urges Government to set up RCI on Wang Kelian

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 17 (Bernama) - The Malaysian Bar Council today called on the government to set up a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) to investigate the existence of human trafficking camps and graves in the hilly area of Wang Kelian in Perlis, three years ago.

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Thailand PM travels to Australia for ASEAN-Australia Summit

BANGKOK, Mar 16 (NNT) - Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha today traveled to Australia to attend the ASEAN-Australia Summit, promoting ties between the regional bloc and the Australian nation.

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Sabah Syariah Court Complex to be a State Landmark - CM

KOTA KINABALU, Mar 16 (Bernama) - The Sabah Syariah Court Complex once completed would be a state landmark, said Chief Minister Tan Sri Musa Aman.

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Ministries promote Workplace Safety for workers

UDON THANI, Mar 15 (NNT) - The Office of the Occupational Safety and Health Division (OSH) in Udon Thani has set up a network of ministries to promote workplace safety among Thai and migrant workers.

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Andanar: Government continues to uphold Transparency, Free Speech

MANILA, Mar 15 (PNA) - The government remains committed to the policy of transparency and opposed to state-sponsored censorship.

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BNM, SC establish Brokerage Industry DigitiZation Group

KUALA LUMPUR, March 15 (Bernama) - Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) and the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) today established the Brokerage Industry Digitisation Group (BRIDGe), a joint working group between the regulators and industry to accelerate digitisation of the stockbroking industry.

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