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Suu Kyi strengthens ties with ASEAN and China

Myanmar’s democractic government has laid down a people-centered foreign policy which it will play pro-actively role in the region and international affairs. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations marks 50th anniversary this year after it was established on 8 August 1967 in Bangkok, Thailand. The founding ...

$158 million to develop agriculture

The United States Agency for International Development and the International Fund for Agricultural Development jointly agreed on February 7 in an agreement to earmark $158 million as support to the kingdom’s Agricultural Strategic Development Plan. “The agreement will oversee the development and enactment of policies with the ...

Demand for meat rises

Cambodia’s expanding population, urbanization, economic growth and the changing consumption patterns of the population have created opportunities for the growth of the livestock sector in the country, according to the annual report of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. “With an estimated annual human population ...

ASEAN energy cooperation: the only way to prevent ‘lights out’ in the region

The countries comprising Southeast Asia have witnessed steady economic growth and improving living standards since the Asian Financial Crisis. Having weathered the global fiscal and financial crisis better than most other parts of the world, Southeast Asia has become the third-fastest growing region in the ...

US officially terminates sanctions order

After imposing economic sanctions on Myanmar for nearly two decades, the US formally abolished the blacklist on October 7. US President Barack Obama signed an executive order terminating the sanctions, following his pledge to do so made when State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi visited ...

‘Thailand 4.0’ should get GDP growth up to potential, World Bank says

The World Bank believes Thailand should be able to achieve long-term annual economic growth of 4-5 per cent if the government can successfully push through its “Thailand 4.0” model. The new economic model would help draw private investment, the Bank’s economist for Thailand, Kiatipong Ariyapruchya, ...

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