Congratulations from Kyodo News on Vietnam News Agency's founding day Politics

Congratulations from Kyodo News on Vietnam News Agency's founding day

On the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the establishment of VNA (September 15, 1945 - September 15, 2020), Kyodo News President Toru Mizutani said he hopes VNA will affirm its central role in the regional media landscape and that relations between the two sides will develop further and stay abreast of the rapid pace of digital technology.
Thailand to launch more tourism stimulus packages ASEAN

Thailand to launch more tourism stimulus packages

Thailand will introduce more stimulus measures to boost tourism, jobs and domestic consumption hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Deputy Prime Minister cum Energy Minister Supattanapong Punmeechaow.
Indonesia export-import revenue plummets in July World

Indonesia export-import revenue plummets in July

A Reuters poll announced on August 14 showed that Indonesia’s exports and imports may have plummeted in July, following an improvement a month prior, with global trade still reeling under the fallout from the coronavirus crisis.
H1 State budget revenue lowest in seven years Business

H1 State budget revenue lowest in seven years

State budget revenue in the first half of 2020 was down 10.5 percent against a year earlier and equal to just 44.2 percent of the annual estimate; the lowest since 2013, Minister of Finance Dinh Tien Dung told a conference in Hanoi on July 7.
ADB helps Philippines address COVID-19 crisis World

ADB helps Philippines address COVID-19 crisis

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Philippines have signed a 500 million USD loan to help the country's efforts to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic that has taken a heavy toll on the poor.
Indonesia rolls out 43-bln-USD stimulus for MSMEs, SOEs World

Indonesia rolls out 43-bln-USD stimulus for MSMEs, SOEs

The Indonesian government is rolling out a 641.17 trillion rupiah (43 billion USD) economic recovery stimulus, bigger than previous allocations, to soften the impact of COVID-19 on micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), as well as state-owned enterprises (SOEs).
Indonesia to impose VAT on internet companies from July World

Indonesia to impose VAT on internet companies from July

Indonesia will require big internet companies to pay value-added taxes (VAT) on sales of digital products and services from July as part of efforts to boost revenue amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to a tax official of the country.