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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.

Mar 26, 2020

Bangkok (ESCAP news) – There is overwhelming evidence that the Asia-Pacific region needs to accelerate action on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and substantially reverse current negative trends, especially those which are depleting and degrading its environmental resources, according to a new report...

Mar 17, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic is throwing entire Southeast Asia in turmoil as travel restrictions and business closures are getting more extreme and widespread and tourism has almost come to a standstill.

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte from March 17 has put the entire Philippine island of Luzon under an “...

Mar 14, 2020

The coronavirus crisis could cost economies in the Asia-Pacific region $211 billion this year, sending growth to its lowest level in more than a decade as governments struggle to combat the disease, S&P Global Ratings warned on March 6 in a report.

In a worst-case scenario, China could see growth of less...

Mar 07, 2020

Mar 06, 2020 (China Knowledge) - Every imaginary biological warfare has surfaced in Hollywood’s movies; simply by searching the web, such stories are over a hundred in movies and documentary. Though most of the findings of COVID-19 which spread on a large scale are considered by medical experts to be the natural...

Mar 01, 2020

SINGAPORE, 1 March 2020 --( ASIA TODAY )-- Changi Airport Group (CAG) and the National Heritage Board (NHB) announced today that one of the two remaining iconic analogue flight information display boards at Changi Airport Terminal 2, which was retired earlier in the month, will be donated to NHB to form part of...

Feb 24, 2020

24 February 2020, Hong Kong --( ASIA TODAY )-- Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (Management) Limited (“HML”), the professional private management company responsible for the daily operation of the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (“HKCEC”), welcomes the latest revitalisation measures initiated...

Feb 15, 2020

SEOUL, South Korea -- The Seoul Global Challenge (hereinafter called "SGC") 2019-2020, hosted by the Seoul Metropolitan Government and organized by Seoul Business Agency (SBA) aimed at finding innovative solutions to urban problems by inviting global innovators, culminated with the awards ceremony on the 6th,...

Feb 07, 2020

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia---Malaysia’s Prime Minister Dr. Tun Mahathir Mohammad convened a briefing session with the Malaysian Technology Development Corporation (“MTDC”) and the Global Coalition for Efficient Logistics (“GCEL”) to discuss how the Digital Economy Platform (DEP) can assist to achieve Malaysia’s Shared...

Jan 30, 2020

The National Bank of Cambodia, the country’s central bank, is preparing the launch of a blockchain-based, peer-to-peer payment and money transfer platform in the coming months as “the national payment gateway for Cambodia,” the institution’s director-general Chea Serey said.

Trial runs are already underway...

Jan 06, 2020

Thailand kicked off the new year with a ban on single-use plastic bags at major stores, continuing a campaign launched by the government and retailers towards a complete ban in 2021 to reduce plastic waste to which the country is one of the world’s largest contributors, particularly to maritime waste.

Jan 05, 2020
  • Business must adapt to a rapidly growing middle class changing consumer behaviour and profiles.
  • Policy-makers must find ways to make the region's growth sustainable.
  • Poverty and a lack of infrastructure add to the challenges of digital and labour transformation brought by the Fourth Industrial...
  • Dec 27, 2019

    Dec 27, 2019 (China Knowledge) - The China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission (CBIRC) has announced new revisions of regulations to increase access of overseas financial institutions into China’s financial markets.

    Dec 19, 2019

    Vietnam is planning to strengthen its tourism sector as it has turned into one of the most important driving forces for the country’s economic development in the past years, contributing more than six per cent to GDP each year.

    Taking note of this, in 2011, the government released the “Strategy on Vietnam’s...