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China committed to work with ASEAN on Code of Conduct – Ambassador Zhao

China is committed to work with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in crafting the code of conduct in the South China Sea to keep peace and stability in the region, Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua said on Wednesday. Keep reading ...

ASEAN to sign MOU allowing smaller vessels to travel in region’s waters

Transport ministers of the 10-country Association of Southeast Asia Nations (ASEAN) will sign next month a memorandum of understanding (MOU), allowing non-conventional size ships, including wooden boats, to cross the maritime borders of the countries within the region, Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) Executive Director Romeo ...

Consumption growth, not integration, leads investors to ASEAN

A growing consumer market has been identified as the number one attraction of ASEAN, rather than its economic integration, in driving investors into the region, results of a survey conducted among  Australian  businessmen showed.The survey also noted that corruption among ASEAN countries ranked as the ...

Bernie Cahiles-Magkilat

Survey: EU businesses planning to expand in ASEAN

Majority of European businesses are planning to expand their investment and operations in ASEAN, including the Philippines, as the region grows in global importance and increasing profits, but they also said that trade barriers in the region hamper their ability to reach maximum economic potential, ...

World water week to focus on achieving sustainable development goals

The 2016 World Water Week kicked off on August 29, focusing on water to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. Opening the event, Secretary General of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development Angel Gurria said that water, from having been a subject that was rarely discussed ...

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