ASEAN members review process of IAI projects World

ASEAN members review process of IAI projects

The 59th meeting of the Initiative for ASEAN Integration (IAI) Task Force and the 9th Consultation Meeting of the IAI Task Force and ASEAN Partners took place in Jakarta, Indonesia from October 3-4.
ASEAN economic ministers meet in Thailand World

ASEAN economic ministers meet in Thailand

The 51st ASEAN Economic Ministers’ Meeting (AEM 51) and related meetings officially opened in Bangkok on September 6, bringing together economic leaders from the 10 member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and partner countries.
Vietnam attends 20th ASEAN+3 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting World

Vietnam attends 20th ASEAN+3 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting

Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh joined his counterparts from ASEAN member states, China, the Republic of Korea and Japan to attend the 20th ASEAN Plus Three Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Bangkok, Thailand, on August 2.
MSMEs - driving force of Indonesian economy: KEIN World

MSMEs - driving force of Indonesian economy: KEIN

Indonesia's economic stagnation at 5 percent over the last several years is caused not only by external factors but also domestic ones, according to the National Industrial Economic Committee (KEIN).
WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement to boost exports of MSMEs Business

WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement to boost exports of MSMEs

The World Trade Organisation (WTO) Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) will help micro, small- and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) further diversify exports and expand markets, as well as improve GDP growth in Vietnam, experts said at a seminar held in Ho Chi Minh City on June 13.
ASEAN promotes sustainable infrastructure connectivity World

ASEAN promotes sustainable infrastructure connectivity

The first 2019 meeting of the ASEAN Connectivity Coordinating Committee (ACCC) and the third meeting of the Lead Implementing Body for Sustainable Infrastructure (LIB-SI) took place in Jakarta, Indonesia from March 25-26.
Seminar discusses use of robotic technology in Vietnam Sci-Tech

Seminar discusses use of robotic technology in Vietnam

Enhancing connectivity between foreign scientists and domestic universities and institutes is a basic solution to further boosting the application of robotic and mechatronic technology in different fields in Vietnam, experts have suggested.
Forum delves into credit shortage for SMEs Business

Forum delves into credit shortage for SMEs

A forum on measures to improve capital access for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) took place in Hanoi on August 8, looking at difficulties of both firms and banks in the matter.
IFC, TPBank sign deal on 100 million USD loan Business

IFC, TPBank sign deal on 100 million USD loan

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Tien Phong Commercial Joint Stock Bank (TPBank) have inked a deal under which the IFC will provide a syndicated loan of 100 million USD to help TPBank extend long-term funding to mirco-, small- and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs), and individual borrowers through digital delivery channels.
Private sector development a focus of GMS Business

Private sector development a focus of GMS

Plans for developing the private sector in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) will be among priorities of the GMS Business Council (GMS BC) from 2018 to 2020, heard a panel discussion in the framework of the GMS Business Summit in Hanoi on March 30.
Lack of funds hinders MSMEs’ growth Business

Lack of funds hinders MSMEs’ growth

Micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) account for nearly 97 percent of the total number of businesses in Ho Chi Minh City, with more than 90 percent of newly-established ones every year belonging to this category.
Delhi Declaration of ASEAN-India Commemorative Summit Politics

Delhi Declaration of ASEAN-India Commemorative Summit

Leaders of the member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and India gathered in New Delhi, India, on January 25 to commemorate the 25th anniversary of ASEAN-India Dialogue Relations and issued the Delhi Declaration. Following is the full text of the declaration.