Singapore tops talent metric of global startup ecosystem ranking
Singapore has overtaken US’s Silicon Valley to top the talent metric of a global startup ecosystem ranking, which was based on a survey of 10,000 startup founders across more than 100 cities.
Vietnam lauds ASEAN-New Zealand strategic partnership
Vietnam highly values and welcomes the outcomes of the strategic partnership between ASEAN and New Zealand, Deputy Foreign Minister Nguyen Quoc Dung said at the 24th ASEAN-New Zealand Dialogue.
Thailand-Myanmar Trade Expo 2017 to open
The Thai Ministry of Commerce along with foreign border trade and investment agencies will organise the Thailand-Myanmar Trade Expo 2017 on March 23-29.
Philippines plans protest against China’s Scarborough construction
The Philippines plans to make a strong protest against China’s preparatory work for an environment monitoring station on the disputed Scarborough Shoal in the East Sea.
Thailand, Philippines work to maintain regional peace, stability
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte committed to working together Thailand and with other concerned sides to boost maritime cooperation and maintain peace, stability at sea.
Vietnam to host ASEAN friendship beauty contest
The south central coastal province of Phu Yen will host the Miss Friendship of ASEAN this year, as announced by the organising board at a press conference on March 21.
Philippine government, leftist insurgents to resume peace talks
The Philippine government and the leftist National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) will resume peace negotiations next month, the talks mediator Norway announced on March 21.
Indonesia encourages gender equality, women’s empowerment
Gender equality and women’s empowerment were the focus of discussion during a ceremony held by the People’s Representative Council (lower house) of Indonesia on March 20 to mark International Women’s Day.
Thailand - biggest food exporter in ASEAN
Thailand earned 24 billion USD from export of food in 2016, making the country the biggest food exporter in ASEAN and 12th in the world, according to the University of Thai Chamber of Commerce.
Philippine President visits Thailand
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte arrived in Bangkok on March 20, beginning his three – day official visit to Thailand, aiming to tighten bilateral ties.
Indonesia continues sending housemaids abroad
Indonesia has said it will continue sending domestic helpers overseas.
VN pencak silat team rank second in ASEAN
The Vietnamese team ranked second in the medal tally at the Southeast Asian (SEA) Pencak Silat Championships which wrapped up in Malaysia on March 19.
Philippine President visits Myanmar
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte arrived in Myanmar’s capital Nay Pyi Taw for an official visit to Myanmar.
Singapore: Export value hits five-year record
Singapore’s non-oil domestic export value in February expanded 21.5 percent from the same period last year and marked the fourth consecutive monthly increase since November, 2016.
Senior officials meet in Manila to prepare for ASEAN Summit
The ASEAN Senior Officials Meeting (SOM) and the ASEAN Joint Consultative Meeting (JCM) took place in Manila, the Philippines from March 15-16 to discuss preparations for the 30th ASEAN Summit.
SIMA ASEAN Thailand 2017 to kick off in September
Thailand is going to host SIMA ASEAN Thailand 2017 in September to promote Thai farming technology in the ASEAN bloc.
Thailand pushes forward Smart City project to boost energy efficiency
Thailand’s Ministry of Energy and private sector are cooperating in the country’s development into a smart city, hoping to reduce power consumption in line with the Energy 4.0 policy.
Thailand to increase rice export to Mexico
The Ministry of Commerce is determined to increase the export of Thai rice to Mexico by 10,000 tons before the end of this year.