Four major Thai banks cut loan interest rates to spur economy

15/08/2019 20:52

Four major banks of Thailand have decided to cut their minimum retail rate (MRR) by 0.25 percentage point to help lower financial costs of small and medium enterprises (SMEs), increase their competitiveness and support the Thai economy.

Singapore to ban sale of elephant ivory from 2021

12/08/2019 19:35

The Singaporean government said on August 12 that it will impose a blanket ban on the domestic sale of elephant ivory and products from 2021 as a campaign against illegal wildlife trade is being tightened.

ASEAN’s 52nd anniversary observed worldwide

09/08/2019 10:44

The 52nd anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) was marked across the world on August 8 with the participation of diplomats from ASEAN member states.

ASEAN forges cooperation in agriculture, forestry

05/08/2019 19:24

The Special Senior Officials Meeting of the 40th Meeting of the ASEAN Ministers on Agriculture and Forestry (Special SOM-AMAF) opened in Vietnam’s central province of Thua Thien-Hue on August 5.

ASEAN voice concern over children's plight in armed conflicts

03/08/2019 20:01

ASEAN is deeply concerned about children’s situation in armed conflicts despite certain progress, head of Vietnam's permanent mission to the UN Ambassador Dang Dinh Quy said on behalf of the grouping at an open debate held by the UN Security Council on August 2.

Bombing incidents disturb Bangkok on August 2

02/08/2019 20:54

Enterprises in Hanoi have implemented many concrete and practical action programmes to prevent the use of plastic bags and disposable plastic products in response to the city’s joint efforts to fight plastic waste in industrial production and consumer distribution.

UK eyes new trade opportunities with ASEAN

01/08/2019 18:58

British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab travelled to Thailand on July 31 to attend a meeting of ASEAN foreign ministers in Bangkok to seek new trade opportunities and stronger diplomatic ties ahead of the country’s exit from the European Union (Brexit).

Latest U.S.-China trade talks 'constructive', Beijing says

31/07/2019 20:20

U.S. and Chinese negotiators wrapped up a brief round of trade talks on Wednesday that Beijing described as “constructive”, including discussion of further purchases of American farm goods and an agreement to reconvene in September.

Iran nuclear deal parties meet after month of friction

28/07/2019 19:52

Parties to Iran’s 2015 nuclear deal met in Vienna on Sunday for emergency talks called in response to an escalation in tensions between Iran and the West that included confrontations at sea and Tehran’s breaches of the accord.