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ASEAN invests 53 bln USD in Vietnam so far: agency


​As of the end of December 2014, eight among 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations ( ASEAN) have cumulatively invested some 53 billion U.S. dollars in 2,507 projects in Vietnam.

Myanmar becomes ASEAN infrastructure fund member


Myanmar has become a full member of the ASEAN Infrastructure Fund (AIF), joining other ASEAN members and Asian Development Bank (ADB), a semi-official media quoted a statement of AIF Director for Myanmar U Maung Maung Win as saying on Friday.

Cambodian minister tells SMEs to prepare for ASEAN integration next year


Cambodian industry and handicraft minister Cham Prasidh on Tuesday urges owners of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to prepare themselves for regional competition when ASEAN becomes a community at the end of next year.

China, ASEAN urged to accelerate regional economic integration


China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) members should accelerate the process of regional economic integration and promote regional connectivity, experts and scholars said here on Saturday.

China's creation of AIIB to facilitate trade in ASEAN: former Thai deputy PM


The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) recently established by China is very timely and will be beneficial to the nations of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Thailand's former deputy prime minister Korn Dabbaransi said here Saturday.

Vietnam exempts tax for trust fund of ASEAN+3


Vietnam's Ministry of Finance on Tuesday issued a dispatch on procedures to exempt tax for Credit Guarantee and Investment Facility (CGIF), a trust fund with contribution of 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) together with China, Japan, Republic of Korea ( ASEAN+3) and the Asian Development Bank.

ASEAN railway conference aims to boost connectivity among region


The 36th ASEAN Railway CEO's Conference opened in Vietnam's capital Hanoi on Tuesday, aiming to boost closer connectivity among ASEAN members.

Analysis: East Asian regional FTAs, cooperation in spotlight at ASEAN summit


The multiple layers of free trade arrangements in East Asia, which are expected to be in the spotlight at an Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit and related meetings on Wednesday, prove that the economies in the world's most dynamic region are necessarily driven toward closer integration.

ASEAN integration to add 3.1 million jobs in Philippines: ILO


The Philippines could add 3.1 million jobs to its labor market as a member of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), which is expected to come into force in 2015, the International Labor Organization (ILO) said Wednesday.

32nd ASEAN Ministers on Energy Meeting opens in Laos


The 32nd ASEAN Ministers on Energy Meeting (AMEM) opened here Tuesday in the Lao capital with the theme of Power Integration for ASEAN Prosperity.