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Jun 05, 2021

As the United States marks its 75th year of diplomatic relations with the Republic of the Philippines, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Philippine Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) have agreed to advance their cooperation to protect the Philippines’ rich...

Jun 05, 2021

High school teacher Haguiar Gayak knows the value of education, but when she looks back on her own school years, she still remembers struggling to understand the lessons.

Growing up in Cotabato province on the southern Philippine island of Mindanao, Gayak spoke the local language Magindanawn at home with her...

Jun 03, 2021

The biggest country in both Europe and Asia, Russia is recovering following a sharp recession induced by the COVID-19 pandemic last year, giving Hong Kong-based exporters attractive opportunities.

The biggest country in both Europe and Asia, Russia is recovering following a sharp recession induced by the...

May 09, 2021

Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP) has tightened its measures for Thai frozen food exporters by launching Thailand Delivers with Safety campaign to boost confidence among global consumers in COVID-19-free safety food product from Thailand. DITP also joins forces with partner organizations in...

May 09, 2021

Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP) elevates the safety practices for handling fruit products, ready to boost confidence for consumers by launching Thailand Delivers with Safety campaign. The campaign stresses on the strong potential and prime quality of Thai fruits, highlighting the hygiene and...

May 09, 2021

Manila, May 6, 2021 — Aiming to close the digital gap for 200,000 micro, small and medium business owners in Southeast Asia, The Asia Foundation, Pailig Development Foundation, Clevergrit Web Services, and Yoveo Digital, with support from Google.org, Google’s philanthropic arm, have teamed up to provide digital...

May 08, 2021

Indonesia’s government established a new Ministry of Investment on April 28 to make it more convenient for domestic and foreign investors to do business in the country through a one-stop service authority.

The Ministry of Investment is the result of upgrading the bureaucratic status of the Investment...

May 08, 2021

Malaysia is setting up a new government entity to support the digital economy and the digitisation of businesses and administrative processes in the country.

The National Council of Digital Economy and Fourth Industrial Revolution, chaired by Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin, has endorsed the...

Apr 18, 2021

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has affected the consumption behavior of people all around the world. Particularly, the COVID-19 detected on the food container has prompted consumers to take extra precautions when purchasing food products, prioritizing the hygiene and safety from the ingredient sources, the...

Apr 04, 2021

Thailand has lost about 1.45 million tourism jobs since the Covid-19 pandemic broke out early last year, Vichit Prakobgoson, vice-president of the Tourism Council of Thailand, told a briefing on March 29. Of the job losses, 400,000 occurred in the first quarter this year, he said.

The outlook is still dim...

Apr 04, 2021

The new USAID-DepEd agreement supports improving the quality of education in the Philippines. RTI International

The United States, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and the Philippine Department of Education (DepEd), signed a new, five-year bilateral assistance agreement...

Apr 01, 2021

Bangkok (ESCAP news) – The Asia-Pacific region needs large, yet attainable, investments in resilience to protect development gains amid a fragile and inequitable post-COVID-19 economic recovery, says a report released today by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).

Mar 29, 2021

Highlighting COVID – 19 Prevention Best Practice to Boost Confidence of Global Trade Partners

Mar 28, 2021

Awareness of social innovation and commitment in Taiwan is continuously improving. Read about how social innovation-minded firms implement the SDGs while exploring opportunities for local and regional investment.

Mar 21, 2021

Digital banks – also known as neobanks – are preparing their market entry into the Philippines as the country’s central bank is in the process of issuing them licenses by 2022, according to a report by S&P Global Market Intelligence.

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas in November 2020 approved a new license...

Mar 14, 2021

Smart traffic monitoring and operation centre in HCM City. Việt Nam targets to form digital Government by 2025. — Photo hanoimoi.com.vn

HÀ NỘI — Minister of Information and Communications Nguyễn Mạnh Hùng said on Wednesday that the Government within the first quarter or early in the second quarter of this...

Mar 14, 2021

Developing markets are taking to online sourcing as COVID-19 pandemic restricts travel.

Fast-developing markets in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) are renowned for leap-frog technological progress. Kenya was a pioneer of online banking, bypassing the slow and expensive process of setting up peripheral...

Mar 13, 2021

Bangkok, Thailand - The United States government, together with Facebook Thailand and DAI, is working with nearly 400 Thai university students to promote digital literacy, critical thinking, online identity security, and positive online communications.

Feb 21, 2021

Self-employed rural Indian women learn how to carry out basic online transactions. Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA)

Hundreds of thousands of Indian women are learning to market themselves and sell products online, with the support of a digital literacy project managed by the World Bank.

Women...

Feb 20, 2021

Lockdowns reverse the lengthy decline in laptop and desktop sales brought by a march of the mobiles.

The wholescale migration of business and leisure interests to the online realm driven by the protracted global COVID-19 lockdowns has seen rejuvenated sales in the personal-computer sector, a development that...