ASEAN-EU to resume free trade deal negotiations World

ASEAN-EU to resume free trade deal negotiations

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is set to resume free trade agreement (FTA) talks with the European Union after negotiations were suspended since 2009, the Bangkok Post reported.
Vietnam sees fastest rise in solar, wind power rate in national electricity structure in 2020: Research Business

Vietnam sees fastest rise in solar, wind power rate in national electricity structure in 2020: Research

The increase in the solar plus wind share of the electricity mix in Vietnam in 2020 was much faster than the pace seen in the Asia-Pacific region or the world as a whole, according to a research jointly implemented by the Australian National University, the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs, the ASEAN Centre for Energy and the National Economics University of Vietnam.
Travel firms need “oxygen” to stay alive Travel

Travel firms need “oxygen” to stay alive

Waiting for the Government to launch a pilot programme to welcome international tourists to Phu Quoc island, travel and aviation firms need urgent support like “oxygen” for their existence, according to insiders.
Singapore to host AFF Suzuki Cup 2020 World

Singapore to host AFF Suzuki Cup 2020

Singapore will host the ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) Suzuki Cup 2020, which is set to take place between December 5, 2021 and January 1, 2022.
CPTPP member states discuss UK’s entry World

CPTPP member states discuss UK’s entry

Expert groups of 11 members states of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) convened their first meeting via videoconference on September 28 to discuss the UK’s entry to the pact.
Singapore’s population sees record drop World

Singapore’s population sees record drop

Singapore’s population saw a record drop due to COVID-19 countermeasures, according to the annual report Population in Brief issued by the Singaporean Government on September 28.
COVID-19 complex in Singapore, Cambodia, Thailand World

COVID-19 complex in Singapore, Cambodia, Thailand

Authorities in Singapore have tightened COVID-19 measures as infections in the country rise to fresh record highs, but two health experts told the CNBC that the situation is not terribly concerned.
Singapore, Malaysia facilitate borderless payment World

Singapore, Malaysia facilitate borderless payment

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) plan to begin a phased linkage of Malaysia’s DuitNow and Singapore’s PayNow real-time payment systems in late 2022.
Singapore reports record COVID-19 cases in a day World

Singapore reports record COVID-19 cases in a day

Singapore reported 1,939 new COVID-19 cases on September 26, a daily record since the start of the pandemic and marking the sixth consecutive day new infections have exceeded the 1,000 mark.