COVID-19: Philippines announces 3.9 billion USD social aid package World

COVID-19: Philippines announces 3.9 billion USD social aid package

President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte on March 30 announced that his government will launch a social relief package worth 200 billion peso (3.9 billion USD) to assist low-income households and industries seriously affected by the strict preventive measures against COVID-19.
Thai Government promotes 20-year housing strategy World

Thai Government promotes 20-year housing strategy

The Thai Government will press ahead with its 20-year housing development master plan to provide housing for low-income earners nationwide, Deputy Prime Minister Jurin Laksanawisit said on October 10.
Banking apps the way forward Business

Banking apps the way forward

Banking apps on cell phones are helping people in rural areas manage their finances, said Pham Xuan Hoe, deputy director general of the Banking Strategy Institute at the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) at the launching ceremony of the i3 programme held in Hanoi on November 14.
Female entrepreneurs trained on management skills Society

Female entrepreneurs trained on management skills

A one-year management training course for some 200 female entrepreneurs has just been completed under a project run by Tinh Thuong One Member Limited Liability Microfinance Institution (TYM) and the New York-based Citi Foundation.