Emerging stocks hit highest in nearly a decade

Emerging stocks hit highest in nearly a decade

Emerging market equities powered to their highest in nearly 10 years on January 16 as Asian shares reached another record, while the rand firmed to 2 1/2-year highs and China's yuan hovered near a two-year peak. (Jan 16, 2018)

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U.S. government shuts down amid polarised political fights

  Jan 20, 2018
The U.S. government is shutting down as from January 20 as lawmakers failed to reach a deal to fund the government against the background of fierce partisan political fights.  

Climate change caused by more carbon dioxide emissions leads to more flower blooms in tropical forest: study

  Jan 20, 2018
U.S. researchers have found that climate change resulting from more carbon dioxide emissions increases flower blooms in a tropical forest in Panama, according to a new study released on January 19.  

Australia, Japan pledge to sign CPTPP by March

  Jan 18, 2018
NDO/VNA-The prime ministers of Australia and Japan committed to having the Comprehensive andAustralia, Japan pledge to sign CPTPP by March Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) signed by March.  

Mexico-EU free trade deal should be finished in a few weeks: official

  Jan 18, 2018
Mexico and the European Union should complete a new free trade deal "within the next few weeks," despite the fact there are still a few difficult areas to agree on, a senior Mexican official said on January 17. 

Asia stocks reach record highs after Wall St surge, dollar edges back

  Jan 18, 2018
Asian stocks struck record highs on 18th, January, with a rally by Wall Street supporting bullish investor sentiment, while the dollar pulled back from three-year lows as comments by European Central Bank officials tempered the euro's recent rally. 

UN chief sees world going in reverse

  Jan 17, 2018
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned on January 16 that the world has gone retroprogressive as peace remains elusive.  

DPRK offers to send 230-member cheering squad to Winter Olympics

  Jan 17, 2018
The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) has offered to the Republic of Korea (RoK) sending a 230-member cheering squad to the RoK-hosted Winter Olympics during the ongoing working-level talks in the truce village of Panmunjom, Seoul's unification ministry said on January 17.  

Cambodia’s largest-ever ceremony marks victory over Pol Pot

  Jan 08, 2018
NDO/VNA – The ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) on January 7 held the largest-ever ceremony in Phnom Penh to commemorate the 39th anniversary of the January 7 Victory Day (January 7, 1979) over the genocidal regime of Pol Pot. 

New ASEAN chief calls for more disaster management efforts

  Jan 06, 2018
NDO/VNA – ASEAN should intensify its disaster management efforts after the region was recently hit by several deadly storms, emphasised ASEAN’s new Secretary General Lim Jock Hoi. 

ASEAN member states call for closer cooperation

  Jan 05, 2018
NDO/VNA – Former Secretary General of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Le Luong Minh has called for more efforts and closer cooperation from the group’s member nations to promote intra-bloc development.  

Trade lifting developing Asia’s growth as ADB upgrades GDP forecast

  Dec 13, 2017
NDO - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) forecasts that economic expansion in developing Asia will accelerate to 6% in 2017 as stronger than expected exports and domestic consumption fuel growth. 

WTO foreign ministers convene 11th conference

  Dec 11, 2017
NDO/VNA – The 11th World Trade Organisation (WTO) Ministerial Conference opened in Buenos Aires, Argentina on December 10 drawing the participation of more than 400 delegates from 164 member countries. 

New policy approach needed for East Asia and Pacific to achieve inclusive growth: World Bank

  Dec 04, 2017
NDO - The countries of developing East Asia and Pacific – among the most successful in the world in reducing poverty and improving living standards – need to adopt a new thinking if they are to achieve inclusive growth going forward, says a new World Bank report. 

Cambodia marks 39th anniversary of solidarity front

  Dec 03, 2017
NDO/VNA – A ceremony marking the 39th anniversary of the Kampuchean United Front for National Salvation (KUFNS) (December 2), now the Solidarity Front for the Development of Cambodia Motherland (SFDCM), took place in Phnom Penh on December 2.