ASEAN cultural heritage digital archive portal launches first e-exhibition

ASEAN cultural heritage digital archive portal launches first e-exhibition

The ASEAN Cultural Heritage Digital Archive (ACHDA) project has kicked off an e-exhibition, themed “Forging History: Metals in the Crucible of ASEAN’s Transformation”, on its website.
ASEAN, Canada launch negotiations for Free Trade Agreement

ASEAN, Canada launch negotiations for Free Trade Agreement

The launch of negotiations for an ASEAN-Canada Free Trade Agreement (FTA) was officially announced at the 10th ASEAN Economic Ministers – Canada Consultation on November 17.
Fintech seeing rapid growth across ASEAN

Fintech seeing rapid growth across ASEAN

As ASEAN and Vietnam in particular embrace the rise of digital payments, thanks to their young and digital-savvy populations, investors continue to pay more attention to the fintech environment.
Australia and Vietnam bulk up partnerships

Australia and Vietnam bulk up partnerships

Australia’s ongoing assistance to Vietnam’s economic recovery and green development, as well as extended collaboration under the Australia-Vietnam Strategic Partnership, were discussed during the official visit last week to Vietnam of the Australian minister for both foreign affairs and women.
Resilient supply chain is more than just operational and cost efficiency

Resilient supply chain is more than just operational and cost efficiency

Standard Chartered survey findings indicate ASEAN firms believe the financial stability of indirect suppliers is necessary to enhance supply chain robustness.
Vietnam takes third spot in ASEAN fintech funding

Vietnam takes third spot in ASEAN fintech funding

Fintech funding in ASEAN more than tripled in the first nine months of 2021 against full-year 2020, with Vietnam attracting two of the largest funding rounds.
ASEAN sectoral bodies release ASEAN Taxonomy for sustainable finance

ASEAN sectoral bodies release ASEAN Taxonomy for sustainable finance

ASEAN finance bodies today achieved a milestone towards meeting Paris Agreement commitments by introducing a common language for sustainable financing.
RCEP agreement to take effect in January 2022

RCEP agreement to take effect in January 2022

The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Agreement will officially take effect starting January 1 next year, according to the Ministry of Industry and Trade.
Italian media highlight Vietnam’s important role in ASEAN

Italian media highlight Vietnam’s important role in ASEAN

Italy’s Marx21 website on November 2 ran an article by Giulio Chinappi, saying Vietnam plays a central role at the 38th and 39th ASEAN Summits.
COP26: EU supports green economic recovery in ASEAN

COP26: EU supports green economic recovery in ASEAN

Director-General for International Partnerships at the European Commission Koen Doens has highlighted the crucial role of programmes such as the ASEAN Catalytic Green Finance Facility (ACGF) in supporting green recovery in Southeast Asia.
Partners pledge $665 million to support green recovery in ASEAN

Partners pledge $665 million to support green recovery in ASEAN

Four partners pledged $665 million to an ADB platform to mobilise $7 billion for low-carbon and climate-resilient infrastructure projects in Southeast Asia.
Record-breaking pace for ASEAN’s trade ambitions

Record-breaking pace for ASEAN’s trade ambitions

ASEAN has fast-tracked its strong commitments in driving the entire bloc forward via a series of actions to weather difficulties and woo more investment within the bloc and from outside.
ASEAN Economic Community Council convenes 20th meeting

ASEAN Economic Community Council convenes 20th meeting

The 20th ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) Council Meeting took place virtually on October 18 in preparation for the upcoming 38th and 39th ASEAN Summits and Related Summits slated for October 26 – 28.
ASEAN strengthens partnership, innovation for disaster management

ASEAN strengthens partnership, innovation for disaster management

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and its partners have reaffirmed commitments to raise the ASEAN people’s awareness about the importance of disaster risk reduction during the commemoration of ASEAN Day for Disaster Management (ADDM) 2021.
Masan High-Tech Materials asserts leading position of Vietnam’s mining industry

Masan High-Tech Materials asserts leading position of Vietnam’s mining industry

Masan High Tech Materials Corporation was highlighted as a model to follow at the eighth AMMin and related meetings on October 6-8.
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