ADB upgrades growth forecasts for Southeast Asia

ADB upgrades growth forecasts for Southeast Asia

The Southeast Asian region is likely to record an economic growth rate of 4.8 percent this year and 4.9 percent in 2020, according to the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

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ASEAN continues to promote trade facilitation

The ASEAN Business Advisory Council (ASEAN-BAC) was satisfied with negotiations over ASEAN trade facilitation procedures, in which all members agreed to form and implement guidelines on non-tariff measures, said the Thai Ministry of Commerce.

Project to improve agricultural development policy in Mekong sub-region

A workshop was held in Hanoi on July 16 to launch a regional project to improve cooperation in policy research, implementation and advocacy in agriculture and rural development in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam.

Cambodia approves draft bills on e-commerce, consumer protection

The Cambodian government on July 12 approved draft laws on e-commerce and consumer protection, said government spokesman Phay Siphan.

ASEAN to build common standards for organic products

The private sectors of ASEAN member nations are preparing to build standards for organic products in order to reduce production costs and improve supply chain management.
Vietnam, Laos hold fourth political consultation in Vientiane

Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Nguyen Quoc Dung and his Lao counterpart Khamphau Onthavanh co-chaired the fourth political consultation between the two Ministries of Foreign Affairs in Vientiane on July 16.

Vietnam, Laos increase training courses for judges, court officials

Chairwoman of the National Assembly Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan has asked the Supreme People’s Courts of Vietnam and Laos to increase training courses for judges and court officials.

PM extends congratulations to new government of Thailand

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on July 16 extended his congratulations to the new government of Thailand which was sworn in on the same day.

Vietnam, Cambodia build border lines of peace, friendship

The negotiations for border demarcation and marker planting between Vietnam and Cambodia over the past time have reaped good outcomes, contributing to the creation of a stable and peaceful environment for the two countries’ national defense and economic development, heard a conference held in the Mekong Delta province of An Giang on July 16.
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