The UK and member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have agreed to maintain close ties via official channels following Brexit, during a meeting at the ASEAN Secretariat’s headquarters in Jakarta on January 10.
A new World Wild Fund for Nature (WWF) report finds that ASEAN’s biggest banks are increasingly aware of the impact their businesses have on the environment and society, but are slow to act on the huge potential they hold in addressing climate change and financing sustainable food, energy and infrastructure systems in the region.
Vietnam expects to welcome more than 800 leaders of governments, global leading groups, civil society organisations and media to the World Economic Forum (WEF) on ASEAN slated for this September in Hanoi.
Officials of Australia and the ASEAN member states signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on strengthening co-operation to counter international terrorism within the framework of the ASEAN – Australia Special Summit in Sydney, Australia on Saturday.
Vietnam, as a big economy in ASEAN in terms of both trade and investment, has an important role in Japan’s strategy involving the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CP TPP), according to a Japanese expert.
There are still bottlenecks in infrastructure investment in Southeast Asia that hamper regional economic growth and connectivity, experts said in an annual conference on Asian competitiveness in Singapore on November 23-24.
ASEAN member states should increase green investment by 400 percent each year to protect their people and economies from climate change and other environmental shocks, according to a recently-released research.