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Asian-African summit to focus on pragmatic economic, trade cooperation


​Delegates from 109 Asian and African countries will discuss new opportunity on pragmatic economic and trade cooperation while commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Bandung conference.

Asian-Afrian business summit an opportunity for business community: Egyptian delegate


​The Asian-African business summit is a very good platform for business leaders to discuss how to improve and expand their communications and opportunities, an Egyptian entrepreneur said on Tuesday.

Philippines pushes for single e-commerce platform within ASEAN


The Philippine Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said on Thursday that it will propose a single e-commerce platform for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) within the ASEAN in the upcoming Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) ministerial meeting to be held in Boracay Island.

ASEAN gives full cooperation to establishment of AIIB: Malaysian official


​ASEAN is giving full cooperation to the set up of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) initiated by China, a Malaysian official said here Saturday.

Vietnam to hold auction for operation right of capital airport


Vietnam's Ministry of Transport (MoT) has assigned the Airport Corporation of Vietnam (ACV) to set auction plan for operation right of capital Hanoi's Noi Bai International Airport, local media reported on Tuesday.

Vietnam sees 61 mln USD trade deficit in 2 months: ministry


As of the end of February 2015, Vietnam saw a trade deficit of 61 million U.S. dollars, compared to a trade surplus of 1.35 billion U.S. dollars during the same period of 2014, according to Vietnam's Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) on Tuesday.

ASEAN's economic ministers call for more efforts to deepen economic integration


The economic ministers from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) called for more efforts to fulfill the goal of deepening integration of the region at the end of a two-day meeting here Sunday.

ASEAN economic ministers expects bloc's growth at 5.1 percent for 2015


The economic ministers from the 10 nations of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) on Sunday expressed confidence that the region's economy will grow 5.1 percent in 2015, above the 3.5 percent global growth projection.

ASEAN will emerge as new economic power: Malaysian PM


Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said on Thursday that further integration in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will result in the emergence of a new economic power in the region.

EU committed to more non-refundable aid for Vietnam


The European Union (EU) is committed to increasing non-refundable aid for Vietnam from 300 million euros (340 million U.S. dollars) to 400 million euros during the 2014-2020 period, an EU official said here Thursday.