Nine people were killed and nearly 50 injured in Turkey when a high speed train collided with a locomotive and crashed into a station platform and overpass in an Ankara suburb early on Thursday (Dec 13), officials said.
(VNF) - The World Bank is downgrading its 2016 global growth forecast to 2.4% from the 2.9% pace projected in January, due to sluggish growth in advanced economies, stubbornly low commodity prices, weak global trade, and diminishing capital flows.
The second meeting of the ASEAN Connectivity Coordinating Committee (ACCC) in 2016 and related meetings took place in Manado, Indonesia on May 29th-30th with Permanent Representative of Vietnam to ASEAN Nguyen Hoanh Nam in attendance.
(VNF) - Ms Victoria Kwakwa was appointed by World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim as the new regional Vice President for East Asia and Pacific, effective on April 15th.
Over 100 guests from Greek ministries, researchers, professors, students and international friends on April 7th joined a workshop entitled “ASEAN: A community of opportunities” held in Greece’s capital Athens.
(VNF) - The first Regional Consultation Meeting for ASEAN People’s Forum 2016 (APF 2016) was held from March 31st - April 1st 2016 in Bangkok, Thailand.
The US-based magazine Fast Company included GE in its annual list of the most innovative companies. GE is the top-ranked industrial company on the list, which includes many digital darlings like BuzzFeed (ranked at the very top), Uber and Alphabet.
The Australian Government has launched its Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Strategy, reaffirming that Australia will continue to be an active part of the global fight for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.
(VNF) - The Australian Government’s tough border protection measures to stop illegal people smuggling and ensure the sovereignty of Australia’s borders remain in full force.
(VNF) - The Government of Canada on January 19th appointed Ms Marie-Louise Hannan as Canada’s new Ambassador to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
The Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (LPRP) is continuing to implement its strategic tasks in line with the comprehensive and principal renovation policy with a focus on Party building and ideology.
Singapore and the US signed a defence cooperation agreement (DCA) in Washington on December 8th.
(VNF) - EU Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica is scheduled to visit South East Asia region, including Vietnam (November 16th - 18th) and Cambodia (November 18th - 20th).
(VNF) - The world’s Digital Industrial Company GE from the US, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Alstom’s power and grid businesses as part of its largest-ever industrial acquisition.
The ASEAN Culture Week was organized at the Headquarters of the Mexican Senate from October 27th - 30th.
The Netherlands-based Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) on October 29th stated that it has jurisdiction over a case filed by the Philippines contesting China’s claims to disputed areas in the East Sea.
International policymakers and leading minds in finance gathered at the 6th World Bank (WB)- Singapore Infrastructure Finance Summit in Singapore on October 20th to discuss measures to foster private capital in infrastructure development.