Philippines reports highest inflation since April World

Philippines reports highest inflation since April

The Philippines’ year-on-year inflation jumped to 3.3 percent in November from 2.5 percent in the previous month, the highest inflation registered since April, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said on December 4.
Vietnam willing to support African countries after conflict: Ambassador World

Vietnam willing to support African countries after conflict: Ambassador

Ambassador Dang Dinh Quy, head of Vietnam’s permanent mission to the UN, has affirmed that Vietnam is willing to cooperate with and support African countries after conflicts to reform the security system through the UN’s appropriate mechanisms and peacekeeping missions in the region.
Cambodia rolls out mass contact tracing World

Cambodia rolls out mass contact tracing

Cambodia on December 1 announced three new COVID-19 infections linked to a community transmission case detected on November 28, according to the country’s Ministry of Health.
Building resilience to drought in Southeast Asia World

Building resilience to drought in Southeast Asia

United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) have released the Ready for the Dry Years: Building Resilience to Drought in Southeast Asia report.
Indonesian diplomat highlights significance of RCEP signing World

Indonesian diplomat highlights significance of RCEP signing

The signing of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Agreement is ASEAN’s most outstanding achievement this year, Permanent Representative of Indonesia to ASEAN Ambassador Ade Padmo Sarwono said in an interview granted to the Vietnam News Agency (VNA)’s correspondent in Jakarta on November 18.
Thailand puts forth four main issues at 31st APEC Ministerial Meeting World

Thailand puts forth four main issues at 31st APEC Ministerial Meeting

Thailand’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Don Pramudwinai called for building an inclusive, resilient, sustainable and innovative future for Asia-Pacific while attending the 31st APEC Ministerial Meeting (AMM) held recently via video conference by Malaysia.
Thailand earmarks 200 million USD for COVID-19 vaccine World

Thailand earmarks 200 million USD for COVID-19 vaccine

Thailand’s Cabinet on November 17 gave permission to the Ministry of Public Health to pay 6 billion baht (200 million USD) and reserve 26 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine developed by British pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca.
Foreign officials, media highlight signing of RCEP World

Foreign officials, media highlight signing of RCEP

Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy of Germany Peter Altmaier has welcomed the signing of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement between 15 signatories in Asia-Pacific.
Foreign leaders appreciate RCEP’s strategic significance World

Foreign leaders appreciate RCEP’s strategic significance

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on November 15 that the signing of the long-waited Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Agreement showed the region’s shared commitment to open trade and investment, despite the challenges of COVID-19.