GIZ & ILO establish Asian garment and textile sector hub aimed at driving change (video)

A collaboration between the German development agency, GIZ, and the International Labour Organization (ILO), has seen the establishment of an online platform aimed at developing a more sustainable future for the global garment and textile sector. Asia Garment Hub (www.asiagarmenthub.net) is intended to be one-stop-shop providing the latest news, insights, and resources affecting work practices […]

When American kids meet a durian (video)

When American kids meet a durian (video)

  Throughout Asia they are known as the “king of fruits” with the annual durian season  in each country eagerly awaited by their aficionados. However, while many can’t wait for their annual “fix”, for others the creamy custard-like texture, and pungent odour is something to be avoided at all costs. In fact, in many Southeast […]

IMF expects Singapore 2021 GDP to see record growth

IMF expects Singapore 2021 GDP to see record growth

After recording a 5.4 per cent fall in GDP in 2020 Singapore is set to roar out of the COVID-19 pandemic with one of the region’s strongest economies, with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) forecasting a Singapore 2021 GDP of 6.0 per cent. The forecast came after Article IV consultations with Singapore concluded as the […]

Asia-Pacific COVID-19 recovery plans should be sustainable and green

Asia-Pacific COVID-19 recovery plans should be sustainable and green

The head of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN-ESCAP) has called on countries throughout the region to ensure that COVID-19 recovery programmes continue the pursuit of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and contribute to solving the climate crisis “As the region’s economic engine restarts, we must recognize the […]

Welcome to Asean News Today

Welcome to Asean News Today

Welcome to Asean News Today. This website is now under the ownership of Asean Publishing. We will be making a few changes to the website over the next few weeks and transitioning to the new aseannewstoday.com url, but do not intend to remove the historical content. Our focus will remain on the Asean Economic Community. […]