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FEATURE: China 'paying closer attention to Asean ties'

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - It sees the grouping as a stabilising force in the region and key to the Belt and Road Initiative, say visiting Chinese scholars. 

China did not accord much importance to ties with South-east Asian countries in the past, but is taking a different view these days, said visiting Chinese scholars.

Brunei Beach Bunch gets international recognition

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN (Borneo Bulletin/ ANN) - Beach Bunch recently made history by becoming the first local organisation to be accepted into the International Life Saving Federation (ILS), the world authority for drowning prevention, lifesaving and lifesaving sport events.

Duterte to ask Congress to rush removal of foreign investment limits

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) – President Rodrigo Duterte is expected to issue a memorandum circular ordering concerned government agencies and requesting Congress to fast-track removal of foreign investment restrictions that require legislation.

President Rodrigo Duterte is expected to issue a memorandum circular ordering concerned government agencies and requesting Congress to fast-track removal of foreign investment restrictions that require legislation, the country’s chief economist said Thursday.

Philippine gov’t welcomes US’ $2-M support for war on drugs

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) – President Rodrigo Duterte’s spokesperson Harry Roque said that he is sure that Duterte will appreciate US President Donald Trump’s commitment to the war against drugs.

Malacañang Palace welcomed the $2 million support of the United States for the drug demand reduction programs in the Philippines.

“President (Donald) Trump announced $2 million to support drug demand reduction programs in the Philippines,” A White House statement released on Wednesday said.

Travel agents in Singapore to get help to thrive in digital age

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - The Singapore Tourism Board will help agencies identify tech solutions to common issues.

Travel agents in Singapore will receive government funding to speed up their adoption of technology, such as developing mobile apps to give customers a better experience.

Asean needs to 'raise green investment by 400% a year'

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - This is to protect people and economies from environmental shocks, says a study.

The Asean region needs to increase green investment by 400 per cent a year to protect its people and economies from climate change and other environmental shocks, according to new research released yesterday (Nov 15).

FEATURE: Sustaining Asean’s success

 

HONG KONG (China Daily/ANN) - China-led Belt and Road Initiative and infrastructure investment bank will play key roles in 10-nation bloc’s development.

FEATURE: Investors eye youth dividend

 

HONG KONG (China Daily/ ANN) - Young and increasingly urbanised workforce set to sustain Asean’s economic development.

In the end, it is all about the people. In ASEAN, a relatively young and increasingly urbanized population may be the key to sustained economic development. 

Aung San Suu Kyi in international discussions over Rakhine

 
State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi held separate meetings about the Rakhine issue with UN Secretary-General António Guterres and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on the sidelines of the 31st Asean Summit.
 

Trudeau says humanitarian aid not tied to Rakhine issue

 
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said he will provide effective humanitarian aid to Myanmar without laying any blame for Rakhine issue.
 
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who has been in the Philippines to attend the 31st Asean Summit and related meetings, held a press conference the World Trade Center in Manila on November 14.