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Malaysia, Indonesia agree to use drone for border patrol
Malaysia, Indonesia agree to use drone for border patrol
Kuala Lumpur (VNA) – Malaysia and Indonesia have agreed in principle on the use of technology such as drones to monitor security and crime along the borders of both countries. Illustrative image (Photo: AFP) At a press conference in Indonesia on December 10, Malaysian Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said the Malaysia-Indonesia border agreement will be renewed next...
Singaporean economy forecast to expand 0.7 pct in 2019: MAS
Singaporean economy forecast to expand 0.7 pct in 2019: MAS
Singapore (VNA) - The Singapore economy is expected to grow 0.7 percent this year, up from 0.6 percent in the previous survey in September, according to the latest quarterly poll of professional forecasters by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) released December 11. The Singapore economy is expected to grow 0.7 percent this year (Photo: AFP/VNA) The Singapore economy...
Indonesia’s Bank Mandiri to expand business to Vietnam
Indonesia’s Bank Mandiri to expand business to Vietnam
Jakarta (VNA) - PT Bank Mandiri Tbk of Indonesia is planning to expand its business to the Philippines, Malaysia and Vietnam, its director Darmawan Junaidi told reporters on December 11. PT Bank Mandiri Tbk of Indonesia is planning to expand its business to the Philippines, Malaysia and Vietnam.(Photo: jakartaglobe.id) Bank Mandiri intends to acquire or merge with banks in...
Vietnam attends ASEAN – China Centre Joint Council’s meeting
Vietnam attends ASEAN – China Centre Joint Council’s meeting
Hanoi (VNA) – Ambassador Tran Duc Binh, head of Vietnam's permanent mission to ASEAN, has attended the 9th Meeting of the Joint Council of the ASEAN – China Centre (ACC) in Xian, China. Participants at the meeting (Source: VNA) The annual meeting reviewed ACC’s activities in 2019 and approved a plan for the centre’s operations in 2020. Accordingly, the...
Indonesia, Japan to boost local currency use in bilateral transactions
Indonesia, Japan to boost local currency use in bilateral transactions
Jakarta (VNA) – Bank Indonesia Governor Perry Warjiyo and Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso recently signed a memorandum of understanding on the use of the countries’ currencies in bilateral trade and direct investment transactions. The agreement on the establishment of a local currency settlement framework will enable the two sides to promote the direct exchange of rate quotation and...
Indonesia plans to set up int’l fish markets
Indonesia plans to set up int’l fish markets
Jakarta (VNA) – The Indonesian government is considering the establishment of international fish markets in various localities nationwide to fully tap the economic potential of the country’s fisheries sector. Indonesian fishermen lift yellow fin tuna in Krueng Aceh port in Banda Aceh in this file photo (Photo: Antara) Chairman of the National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas) Suharso Monoarfa...
APEC member economies pledge to enhance cooperation
APEC member economies pledge to enhance cooperation
Hanoi (VNA) – Member economies of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) have pledged to boost their cooperation at the APEC Concluding Senior Officials' Meeting (CSOM) held in Singapore on December 7. Illustrative photo (Source: internet) Convened by Chile, the host of APEC 2019, the CSOM summarised achievements of APEC Chile year in 2019 and rolled out orientations for APEC’s...
Int’l workshop discusses peace sustaining amid uncertainties
Int’l workshop discusses peace sustaining amid uncertainties
Hanoi (VNA) – An international workshop was opened in Hanoi on December 5 under the theme “Sustaining Peace in time of Uncertainties: Towards Greater Regional Resilience and Responsiveness”. The international workshop takes place in Hanoi on December 5-6 (Photo: baoquocte.vn) The two-day event, held by the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung foundation of Germany, is...
Thai government works to reduce plastic waste
Thai government works to reduce plastic waste
Bangkok (VNA) – The Thai government has sought help from 230,000 environmental volunteers in its campaign to help reduce the scourge of plastic waste in the country, local media reported. Plastic bags captured near the RCA entertainment district on Kamphaeng Phet 7 Road, Thailand (Photo: bangkokpost.com) "These volunteers will act as a good model and alert people to the...
Indonesia: Blast at National Monument park injures two soldiers
Indonesia: Blast at National Monument park injures two soldiers
Jakarta (VNA) - Two Indonesian soldiers were injured after a blast occurred at the National Monument park near the Presidential Palace in central Jakarta on December 3, according to local police. Indonesian soldiers at the site. (Photo: Reuters) Police also affirmed that there was no sign showing that it was an attack. Initial investigation findings found that the explosion...
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