PM attends opening session of IMF-WB annual meetings World

PM attends opening session of IMF-WB annual meetings

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc joined leaders of other ASEAN countries at the opening ceremony of the annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF)-World Bank (WB) Group in Bali, Indonesia, on October 12.
ASEAN reaffirms commitment on multilateral trade system World

ASEAN reaffirms commitment on multilateral trade system

Members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have reaffirmed commitment to upholding the open and rules-based multilateral trading system which has underpinned the countries’ economic growth during a meeting between ASEAN leaders.
Singapore ranks first in World Bank Human Capital Index World

Singapore ranks first in World Bank Human Capital Index

Singapore has emerged as the top among the 157 countries and territories in the inaugural World Bank Human Capital Index (HCI), which measures the human capital that a child born today can expect to attain by the age of 18.
IMF, WB launch Bali Fintech Agenda World

IMF, WB launch Bali Fintech Agenda

The International Monetary Fund and the World Bank on October 11 launched the Bali Fintech Agenda, a set of 12 policy elements aimed at helping member countries to harness the benefits and opportunities of rapid advances in financial technology, while at the same time managing the inherent risks.
Indonesia ensures safety for IMF-WB meeting World

Indonesia ensures safety for IMF-WB meeting

The Indonesian government has affirmed that it is ensuring security and safety for delegates and participants of the ongoing 2018 International Monetary Fund (IMF)-World Bank (WB) Group Annual Meetings in Nusa Dua, Bali, following a 6.4-magnitude earthquake that struck in East Java early on October 11, heard a press conference later the same day.
PM leaves for ASEAN leaders’ gathering, visit to Indonesia Politics

PM leaves for ASEAN leaders’ gathering, visit to Indonesia

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and a high-ranking delegation of Vietnam left Hanoi on October 11 morning for the ASEAN Leaders’ Gathering on the sidelines of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) – World Bank (WB) annual meetings in Bali, Indonesia, and a working visit to the country from October 11 to 12.
Indonesia introduces Muslim bonds at IMF-WB meetings World

Indonesia introduces Muslim bonds at IMF-WB meetings

Indonesia has introduced Green Sukuk, an Islamic bond used for financing environmentally-friendly projects, at the ongoing International Monetary Fund-World Bank (IMF-WB) annual meetings in Nusa Dua, Bali.
Strong baht stirs worries for Thailand’s exports World

Strong baht stirs worries for Thailand’s exports

The Thai baht has staged a strong recovery against US dollar after suffering a brief sell-off earlier this year, but the Thai Government is increasingly worried that continual strength in the currency could hit exports.
Philippines' external debt strongly drops ASEAN

Philippines' external debt strongly drops

The Philippines' outstanding external debt stood at 72.2 billion USD by the end of June 2018, down by 997 million USD or 1.4 percent from the end of March 2018, the country’s central bank has announced.
Indonesia tightens security ahead of IMF-WB meeting World

Indonesia tightens security ahead of IMF-WB meeting

Police in Bali island of Indonesia have tightened security against infiltration of terrorists to the island, where the next annual meeting of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank (WB) will take place in October this year.