AEM 53 affirms need to improve post-pandemic trade, investment flow

AEM 53 affirms need to improve post-pandemic trade, investment flow

The 53rd ASEAN Economic Ministers (AEM) Meeting and relevant meetings took place from September 8-15, during which the ministers highlighted the significance of intra-bloc economic cooperation as well as collaboration between the grouping and partners.
Expansive GMS cooperation mooted

Expansive GMS cooperation mooted

Vietnam is playing a crucial role in shaping economic corridors within the Greater Mekong Subregion, which will not only help itself but also other regional nations to woo investment and facilitate trade with the outside world.
Vaccinated Sydney residents picnic as lockdown rules relaxed

Vaccinated Sydney residents picnic as lockdown rules relaxed

Virus lockdown rules were relaxed for fully vaccinated people in Sydney on Monday, with small groups allowed to meet for picnics for the first time in months.
UK cancels Covid vaccine contract with Franco-Austrian firm

UK cancels Covid vaccine contract with Franco-Austrian firm

French-Austrian biotech laboratory Valneva said Monday the British government has terminated a supply deal for its candidate vaccine against Covid-19.
China-ASEAN Trade Index released for first time

China-ASEAN Trade Index released for first time

The China-ASEAN Trade Index was released for the first time during the ongoing 18th China-ASEAN Expo and China-ASEAN Business and Investment Summit held in Nanning - the capital city of China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.
US honors 9/11 dead on 20th anniversary of attacks

US honors 9/11 dead on 20th anniversary of attacks

America marks the 20th anniversary of 9/11 Saturday with solemn ceremonies given added poignancy by the recent chaotic withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan and return to power of the Taliban.
UN chief calls for action on Covid-19, climate

UN chief calls for action on Covid-19, climate

The United Nations chief warned Friday that the world is "moving in the wrong direction" and exhorted nations to take urgent action to fight the Covid-19 pandemic and climate change.
Indonesia ratifies ASEAN Agreement on Electronic Commerce Bill

Indonesia ratifies ASEAN Agreement on Electronic Commerce Bill

The Indonesian Government and the House of Representatives (DPR) have agreed to ratify the ASEAN Agreement on Electronic Commerce (AAEC) Bill.
Singapore welcomes first flight under quarantine-free scheme

Singapore welcomes first flight under quarantine-free scheme

The first flight carrying 100 passengers from Germany travelling under a quarantine-free scheme landed at Changi Airport in Singapore on September 8.
First working day of 15th ASOSAI Assembly

First working day of 15th ASOSAI Assembly

The 15th Assembly of the Asian Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions (ASOSAI), which is held in the form of videoconference, adopted several reports during the first and second plenary session on the first working day on September 7.
Malaysian experts advise close monitoring of new COVID-19 variant

Malaysian experts advise close monitoring of new COVID-19 variant

Malaysian experts have recommended health officials keep a close eye on the new COVID-19 variant, dubbed "Mu", as it has the potential to be more transmissible, more virulent and possibly able to evade vaccines, reported the New Straits Times.
Hong Kong plans accession to RCEP

Hong Kong plans accession to RCEP

Hong Kong is planning to join the RCEP with a view to strengthening the city as a gateway for trade, investment, and business between China and RCEP economies.
Singapore lifts ban on Boeing 737 MAX planes

Singapore lifts ban on Boeing 737 MAX planes

The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) lifted a suspension on Boeing 737 MAX aircraft flying in and out of the country from September 6.
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