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ASEAN, China, Japan, South Korea vow to use all policy tools to combat pandemic

ASEAN, China, Japan, South Korea vow to use all policy tools to combat pandemic

Finance ministers and central bank governors from 10-member ASEAN nations and China, Japan and South Korea pledged today to use “all available policy tools” to sustain recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic, they said in a joint statement early today.

GECF organises joint online workshop with ERIA on natural gas role in Asean, East Asia

GECF organises joint online workshop with ERIA on natural gas role in Asean, East Asia

The Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) recently organised a joint online workshop with the Economic Research Institute for Aean and East Asia (ERIA) on ‘The role of natural gas towards greening society...

Southeast Asian leaders vow to cooperate in coronavirus fight

Southeast Asian leaders vow to cooperate in coronavirus fight

Southeast Asian leaders agreed at their first video conference summit on Tuesday to fight together against the "gravest public health crisis" in 100 years to make the region safe again.

Singapore reports first coronavirus deaths as cases rise across ASEAN

Singapore reports first coronavirus deaths as cases rise across ASEAN

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong warned Singaporeans on Saturday to expect more deaths from the coronavirus outbreak after the city-state's first fatalities were announced earlier in the day.

India exits China-backed trade deal as 15 nations ready to sign

India exits China-backed trade deal as 15 nations ready to sign

India pulled out of a trade pact covering much of Asia, paving the way for 15 other countries to sign the China-backed regional trade deal next year.

World's biggest trade deal nears finish despite India holdout

World's biggest trade deal nears finish despite India holdout

The world's biggest trade deal is likely to move forward without India for the time being, diplomats and officials said Monday

China, SE Asian states push trade pact despite India doubts

China, SE Asian states push trade pact despite India doubts

Leaders from China and Southeast Asia states called for swift agreement on what could become the world's largest trade bloc at a regional summit on Sunday

Beijing says 'ready to work' with ASEAN on South China Sea rules

Beijing says 'ready to work' with ASEAN on South China Sea rules

Beijing said Sunday it is "ready to work" with Southeast Asian nations on a code of conduct in the flashpoint South China Sea

China warns outsiders not to "sow distrust" in South China Sea

China warns outsiders not to "sow distrust" in South China Sea

China's top diplomat on Wednesday warned outside countries not to amplify disputes in the South China Sea, where recent Chinese manoeuvring in the energy-rich waters

'Robocop' on patrol at Singapore summit

'Robocop' on patrol at Singapore summit

Hi-tech Singapore has deployed an autonomous robot with a swivelling camera for a head and flashing lights to patrol a summit venue -- arresting the attention of amused passers-by who stopped to snap selfies.

Call for open markets as world leaders gather in Singapore

Call for open markets as world leaders gather in Singapore

Singapore's prime minister made an impassioned plea Monday for open markets and warned ‘political pressures’ were driving countries apart, in a swipe at rising protectionism at the start of a gathering of world leaders.

Amir’s visit to Asean states to forge closer bilateral ties

Amir’s visit to Asean states to forge closer bilateral ties

Dato Ahmad Fadil bin Shamsuddin cited the Amir’s state visits to Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore in 2017, which paved the way to strengthen bilateral relations and close co-operation in various fields.