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Jan 23, 2021

Bangkok (ESCAP news) – The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) today launched the latest update of its Trade Intelligence and Negotiation Adviser (TINA), an online tool designed to assist trade policymakers and researchers in carrying out analytical tasks commonly...

Jan 10, 2021

Brunei’s ministry of finance and economy has unveiled the Brunei Darussalam Economic Blueprint on January 6, a strategic paper which sets goals to help the country move from an economy highly dependent on oil and gas to a “dynamic and sustainable economy.“

The blueprint is part of the country’s economic...

Jan 05, 2021

JAKARTA, 23 December 2020 – The ASEAN Ministers Responsible for Information (AMRI) endorsed the Framework for Promoting Accessibility for All in ASEAN Digital Broadcasting on 14 December.

Nov 28, 2020

Discipline in adhering to health protocols is a shared responsibility

Nov 14, 2020

The island is close to achieving its aim of meeting the power needs of a new generation of domestically relocated and overseas-headquartered high-tech manufacturers.

Since 2016, as part of a bid to meet rising demand from local and overseas‑invested businesses, Taiwan has been actively looking to develop its...

Sep 29, 2020

Bangkok (ESCAP news) – After a long journey of more than a decade, Mongolia has formally acceded to the Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement (APTA) today. APTA represents the first regional trade agreement of Mongolia with developing countries.

Sep 23, 2020

Bangkok (ESCAP news) – The Royal Government of Bhutan has announced its first sovereign bond to support the economy in recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic while diversifying financial sources. The new financing instrument supported by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP...

Aug 17, 2020

(Hong Kong, 17 August 2020) The Hong Kong Exhibition & Convention Industry Association (“HKECIA” and “the Association”) presented results of the latest member survey “Impact of Covid-19 to Hong Kong Exhibition & Convention Industry” (“Survey”) to representatives of Commerce and Economic Development Bureau...

Aug 14, 2020

Thailand seeks to revive its ailing tourism industry by tapping into new potential in medical tourism, one of the sectors recently opened up for visitors.

The idea is now to target medical tourists who are seeking treatments related to medical marijuana which can now be legally grown and sold in Thailand as...

Aug 07, 2020

Taiwan’s solar power policies are threatening the environment by putting pressure on coastal ecosystems and wild animal habitats and turning power plant land and licenses into mere financial commodities. What has gone wrong?

Head south in the Changhua Coast Industrial Park’s Xianxi Section and a big lagoon...

Jul 24, 2020

21 July 2020, Bangkok: TCEB launches new subsidy scheme to encourage more domestic meetings and incentives. The new scheme is aimed at assisting MICE operators facing the loss of overseas business and stimulating the national economy.

Jul 04, 2020

Vietnam’s government will sell its remaining 36-per cent stake in the country’s largest brewer Sabeco by the end of this year, according to a government document released this week, Reuters reported.

Sabeco, formally known as Saigon Beer Alcohol Beverage Corp based in Ho Chi Minh City, has a market...

Jun 28, 2020

The set-up of automatic dispensing machine providing free rice in Vietnam – originally a measure to help jobless people during the Covid-19 crisis – is now going to become a permanent instalment in the country to make life easier for the poor.

The so-called “rice ATMs” have been installed starting in April...

Jun 02, 2020

BEIJING, June 2, 2020 -- Chinese authorities on Monday released a master plan for the Hainan free trade port, aiming to build the southern island province into a globally-influential high-level free trade port by the middle of the century.

A free trade port system focusing on trade and investment...

May 29, 2020

Malaysia plans to boost digital connectivity country-wide as the government acknowledges that improved digitisation has become “a vital aspect” in the daily lives of the people, even more so in times when the country is dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic, Malaysia’s state news agency Bernama cited communications...

May 25, 2020

BALI, Indonesia, May 25, 2020 -- Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy is going to implement CHS (Cleanliness, Health, and Safety) program in every destination and other locations related to tourism and creative economy as a strategy to accelerate the recovery of tourism and creative economy sector after the...

May 15, 2020

Cambodia shows confidence in a revival of international tourism after the coronavirus pandemic subsides and sticks to plans to open a new airport, the largest in the country so far.

The airport is currently being built for $880 million near the historical site of Angkor Wat in the country’s northwestern...

Mar 27, 2020

The people and government of the US state of Hawaii will reach “beyond the possible” to make the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) a reality; The SDGs are a set of targets agreed by countries around the world to reduce poverty, protect the planet and ensure peace and prosperity for all, by 2030. Hawaii...

Mar 27, 2020

HCM CITY — The HCM City Department of Transport has decided to begin checking exhaust emissions in motorcycles from next month on a test basis.

An MOU – signed between the department and the Institute of Transport Science and Technology and the Vietnam Association of Motorcycle Manufacturers earlier this...

Mar 26, 2020

The Singapore government has earmarked another 48 billion Singapore dollars ($33.2billion) to support its businesses and households after official preliminary estimates showed the Southeast Asian economy shrinking by more than expected in the first quarter of this year as a result of the coronavirus crisis.