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Thailand hosts ASEAN Disaster Assessment and Mitigation Training Course

BANGKOK, Oct 16 (NNT) - Thailand is hosting the latest ASEAN training course on regional disaster assessment and mitigation to ensure timely assistance, and enhance the reach and capability of the region’s relief efforts.
Date: 16 October 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Indonesia's proposal on Tuna Labeling approved by Asean Ministers

Jakarta, Oct 15 (ANTARA News) - Indonesia`s proposal on the ASEAN Tuna Eco-Labeling (ATEL) policy has been approved and endorsed at the ASEAN Ministers of Agriculture and Forestry (AMAF) meeting in Hanoi, Vietnam.
Date: 15 October 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Antara

Indonesia, Thailand Ombudsmen sign Memorandum of Understanding

Jakarta, Oct 13 (ANTARA News) - The Chairman of Ombudsman Commission of the Republic of Indonesia, Prof. Amzulian Rifai, and the Chairman of the Royal Thai Ombudsman signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on cooperation between the Indonesian Ombudsman and the Royal Thai Ombudsman in Bangkok, Thailand, on Oct 10.
Date: 13 October 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Antara

ASEAN Secretariat seeks to improve Engagement with Private Sector

Jakarta, Oct 12 (ANTARA News) - The ASEAN Secretariat held the First ASEAN Economic Community Dialogue recently to seek a more proactive two-way communication with the private sector on matters related to the ASEAN Economic Community.
Date: 12 October 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Antara

Time for ASEAN to close Ranks, remove Non-Tariff Trade Barriers

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 14 (Bernama) - The escalating trade war between the United States and China should come as a stark reminder for the 10 ASEAN member countries that continuing to impose non-tariff barriers (NTBs) would only rob them of the opportunities to exploit fully the advantages of a single regional market.
Date: 14 October 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

RCEP Ministers resolve to successfully conclude Negotiations

SINGAPORE, Oct 13 (Bernama) - Ministers from the 16 Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) participating countries reaffirmed their resolve to bring negotiations to a substantial conclusion.
Date: 13 October 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

ASEAN not fully tapping its Potential - Tun M

BALI (Indonesia), Oct 12 (Bernama) - Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has lamented ASEAN for not fully tapping its potential as an economic powerhouse, despite having abundant resources and a consumer market of nearly 700 million people.
Date: 12 October 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Dr M, ASEAN Leaders to address Trade War Concerns in Bali

BALI (Indonesia), Oct 10 (Bernama) - Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is scheduled to arrive here Thursday to join fellow Asean leaders address deep concerns that the ongoing tariff war and protectionist tendencies will rob the benefits that international trade should rightly deliver to the global populace.
Date: 10 October 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

PH Embassy Hosts ASEAN Anniv in Prague

PRAGUE, Oct 5 - The ASEAN’s relationship with the Czech Republic, as well as with the European Union as the organization’s dialogue partner was highlighted during the ASEAN Day celebration held on 24 September 2018.
Date: 05 October 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Department of Foreign Affairs

Indonesia, Singapore to hold Annual Leaders' Retreat in Bali

Jakarta, Oct 5 (ANTARA News) - The governments of Indonesia and Singapore will carry out the Indonesia-Singapore Annual Leaders` Retreat in Nusa Dua, Bali, on Oct 11, a Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson has said.
Date: 05 October 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Antara

ASEAN Ministers agree to increase Compulsory Contribution for AHA Centre

PUTRAJAYA, Oct 4 (Bernama) - ASEAN ministers have agreed to a suggestion to increase the annual and equal contribution by ASEAN Member States to the ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on Disaster Management (AHA Centre) over a five-year period starting from 2019.
Date: 04 October 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Malaysia, Singapore to discuss the Digital Economy

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 4 (Bernama) - The digital economy is among the three main areas of discussion at the second meeting of the Malaysia - Singapore Joint Committee on Information and Communication Cooperation.
Date: 04 October 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Trade War will not have immediate Impact on ASEAN

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 1 (Bernama) - The rising tension between the US and China will not have an immediate impact on ASEAN's economic growth as a majority of the countries in the grouping have a domestic demand-driven economy and are backed by sound economic and policy fundamentals.
Date: 01 October 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Indonesia hands over Chairmanship of ASEAN Committee to Thailand

Jakarta, Sept 25 (ANTARA News) - Indonesian Ambassador to Kuwait, Tatang Budie Utama Razak, handed over the chairmanship of ASEAN Committee in Kuwait (ACK) for the period of January-June 2018 to ACK Chairman of the next period, Ambassador of Thailand to Kuwait, Dusit Manapan, on Sept 19.
Date: 25 September 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Antara

MOE Malaysia, Singapore to boost Bilateral Cooperation

KUCHING, Sept 22 (Bernama) - The Ministries of Education (MOE) of Malaysia and Singapore will continue to foster their bilateral co-operation for the benefit of both nations especially in the field of education.
Date: 22 September 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Malaysia supports coordinated Asean Cybersecurity Approach

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 19 (Bernama) - Malaysia supports a coordinated approach to cybersecurity efforts in ASEAN, said Deputy Communications and Multimedia Minister Eddin Syazlee Shith.
Date: 19 September 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

ASEAN ready to help PH in 'Ompong' Relief Ops

MANILA, Sept 14 (PNA) - The Philippines can seek help from Association of Southeast Asian Nation (ASEAN) should Typhoon Ompong cause significant damage to parts of the country.
Date: 14 September 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

RI President attends World Economic Forum on ASEAN

Jakarta, Sept 12 (ANTARA News) - Indonesian President Joko Widodo has attended the World Economic Forum on ASEAN held at the National Convention Center in Hanoi, Vietnam, on Wednesday.
Date: 12 September 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Antara

Indonesia, Vietnam agree to enhance Trade, Investment Partnership

Jakarta, Sept 12 (ANTARA News) - Indonesia and Vietnam have agreed to enhance cooperation in the fields of trade and investment when the leaders of the two countries met on Tuesday.
Date: 12 September 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Antara

MITI Minister participates in WEF on ASEAN in Vietnam

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 11 (Bernama) - International Trade and Industry Minister Darell Leiking will share Malaysia’s experience in transforming the direction of production and manufacturing industries towards digitalisation, as well as learn best practices from other countries at the World Economic Forum (WEF) on ASEAN 2018.
Date: 11 September 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama