asean Headlines

Cabinet acknowledges Progress in Thailand-Myanmar Cooperation in fighting Drug Trade

BANGKOK, Aug 15 (NNT) - The Cabinet has acknowledged progress made in Thailand’s cooperation with Myanmar in tackling drug problems in the border area.
Date: 15 August 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

PH Embassy in Switzerland celebrates ASEAN Day

BERNE, Aug 13 - The Philippine Embassy in Switzerland held a ceremony on 08 August 2018 to commemorate the 51st anniversary of the founding of ASEAN.
Date: 13 August 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Department of Foreign Affairs

ASEAN launches Website, Publication of ASEAN Institute for Peace and Reconciliation

JAKARTA, Aug 13 - Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Secretary-General Dato Lim Jock Hoi and Indonesian Foreign Retno Marsudi led the celebration of the 51st anniversary of ASEAN in a ceremony held at the ASEAN Secretariat in Jakarta on 08 August 2018.
Date: 13 August 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Department of Foreign Affairs

PH Embassy in Madrid participates in ASEAN Day

MADRID, Aug 13 - The Philippine Embassy in Madrid participated in the annual commemoration of ASEAN Day on 08 August 2018, in a ceremony hosted by Thai Ambassador and current ASEAN Committee in Madrid (ACM) chair Rattikul Chansuriya.
Date: 13 August 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Department of Foreign Affairs

ASEAN Committee in Rome celebrates ASEAN Day 2018

ROME, Aug 13 - Ambassador to Italy Domingo P. Nolasco joined other Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Ambassadors in Rome in celebrating ASEAN Day, in a ceremony held at the Malaysian Embassy in Rome.
Date: 13 August 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Department of Foreign Affairs

Indonesia, Malaysia to develop ASEAN Cars

Jakarta. Aug 10 (ANTARA News) - Indonesia and Malaysia have signed a memorandum of agreement (MoA) to collaborate in the development of the automotive industry to develop the so-called ASEAN cars.
Date: 10 August 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Antara

Malaysia, Indonesia to set up Special Desk to cut Investment Bureaucracy

JAKARTA, Aug 11 (Bernama) - Malaysia’s Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) and the Ministry of Rural, Disadvantaged Regions and Transmigration of Indonesia (KDPDT) have agreed to establish a special desk to facilitate all administrative matters related to investment by companies in both countries.
Date: 11 August 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

ASEAN Companies among Winners in 15th Annual International Business Awards

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 10 (Bernama) - Companies and executives from Asean countries are among the high-achieving organisations and executives worldwide to be given Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Awards at The 15th Annual International Business Awards.
Date: 10 August 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

ASEAN Day 2018 Celebration hosted in Bangkok

BANGKOK, Aug 8, (NNT) - As today (8th Aug 2018) is the 51st anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations or ASEAN, an ASEAN Day 2018 celebration was staged in Thailand.
Date: 08 August 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Myanmar ready to give Tax Holiday to Indonesian Investors

Jakarta, Aug 9 (ANTARA News) - Myanmar has expressed readiness to give a tax holiday to Indonesian businessmen wishing to invest in that country.
Date: 09 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

Indonesia, Myanmar explore Trade, Investment Cooperation

Jakarta, Aug 8 (ANTARA News) - Indonesia and Myanmar have explored trade and investment potential in both countries to optimize bilateral economic cooperation, Chairman of the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin) Rosan P. Roeslani said.
Date: 08 August 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Antara

ASEAN should strengthen Centrality and Relevance: FM

Jakarta, Aug 8 (ANTARA News) - The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) should strengthen its centrality and unity while at the same time become increasingly responsive to development strategies, Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi stated.
Date: 08 August 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Antara

Asean urged to enhance Inter-Regional Trade

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 8 (Bernama) - ASEAN countries have been urged to take the opportunity to enhance trade with each other amid the US-China trade tensions, given the bloc’s huge population of 642 million.
Date: 08 August 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Flag Raising Ceremony to mark 51st ASEAN Day Celebration at Wisma Putra

PUTRAJAYA, Aug 7 (Bernama) - A flag-raising ceremony will be held at Wisma Putra tomorrow in conjunction with the 51st ASEAN Day celebration, a statement from the Foreign Ministry said.
Date: 07 August 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Pedra Branca: Malaysia asking ICJ to go beyond its Mandate: Singapore

Singapore have maintained the stance that Malaysia was calling on the International Court of Justice to go beyond its mandate when it asked the to rule on the sovereignty of waters around Pedra Branca and of the maritime feature South Ledge.
Date: 04 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

ASEAN-US Economic Ties mutually beneficial: Minister

Jakarta, Aug 6 (ANTARA News) - Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi said economic ties especially in trade and investment, between ASEAN and the United States will benefit both sides.
Date: 06 August 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Antara

FM raises Indo-Pacific Indonesia Concept at ASEAN Meeting

Jakarta, Aug 3 (ANTARA News) - Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi raised the concept of an Indo-Pacific Indonesia at the 51st ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Meeting and other related meetings held in Singapore from August 1 to 4, according to the Foreign Ministry.
Date: 03 August 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Antara

ASEAN to create Nuclear-Free-Zone soon: Marsudi

Jakarta, Aug 3 (ANTARA News) - Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi has encouraged the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member states to turn the region into a nuclear-free zone soon.
Date: 03 August 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Antara

Tax as a Flexible Green Policy Tool in ASEAN

Singapore played host to the Special ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Climate Action (SAMCA) on July 10 this year, where ministers and representatives from ASEAN Plus Three (ASEAN, China, Japan and South Korea) gathered to reaffirm the Paris Agreement and address regional efforts in mitigating climate change.
Date: 03 August 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Myanmar Times

ASEAN, China hopeful for ‘Substantially Completed’ COC in 2018

MANILA, July 31 (PNA) - The Philippines, alongside China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), expressed optimism that the negotiations on the Code of Conduct in the South China Sea (COC) will be "substantially completed" within 2018.
Date: 31 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency