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ASEAN Explores the Bilateral Cooperation with Britain

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) ministers explores the potential of mutually beneficial economic and trade cooperation with Britain. Both parties...

Global Supply Chain Shifts Give Implications for ASEAN Economies

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Moody's Investors Service says that shifting supply chains, as countries reconfigure trade relationships following the coronavirus crisis, will have mixed credit implications for...

Singapore Enters Recession, the Economic Growth Fell to 13.2%

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Singapore' economic growth fell to 13.2 percent in the second quarter (2Q) of 2020 due to the circuit breaker measures that were implemented from April...

ASEAN Looks to Keep Ties with China, Ignoring Arbitral Ruling

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - The ASEAN countries look to maintain their ties with China despite the United States' (US) full-throated backing of an international ruling...

Indonesian Leads Export Car to Vietnam, Surpassed Thailand

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Indonesia lead export cars to Vietnam and surpassed Thailand as the major supplier, the customs office reported on Friday (07/03). In the...

ASEAN Leaders Highlight COVID-19 Responses, Strengthen the Cooperation

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Strengthening the cooperation between the countries around the region is a crucial thing that must be done during the pandemic period to accelerating...

Morning Briefing: ASEAN Leaders to Convene Online

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Good Morning! The Association Southeast Asian Nation (ASEAN) Leaders will convene today to discuss how to further strengthen cooperation on public health...

ASEAN-5 Face Rising Credit Risk as Stimulus Fails to Offset COVID-19...

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Policy measures taken by the ASEAN-5 economies – Indonesia (Baa2 stable), Malaysia (A3 stable), the Philippines (Baa2 stable), Vietnam (Ba3 negative), and Thailand...

Indonesia, Others Commits to Sign the RCEP in This Year

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Indonesia and other members of Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) committed to sign the agreement in this year. The decision has been made during a virtual ministerial...

Singapore Downgrades Economic Growth Forecast to “-7.0%”

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Singapore' government downgraded the 2020 economic growth forecast from contraction 0.4 percent to (7.0 percent) caused the COVID-19 outbreak, said the ministry...

Bank of Thailand Cuts the Policy Rate in May to 0.50%

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Bank of Thailand (BoT) cut the policy rate by 0.25 percentage point from 0.75 to 0.50 percent in this month, a third trimming so...

ASEAN Leaders Join Hands to Fight COVID-19

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) support reallocating existing available funds, encourage technical and financial support, including the proposed establishment...

Morning Briefing: ASEAN Summit Discusses COVID-19 Today

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Good Morning! The Special ASEAN Summit and the ASEAN Plus Three related to COVID-19 via video conference will be held today (04/44). President...

ASEAN, China Discuss COVID-19 Effects to the Region

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Foreign ministers Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and China discussed the outbreak of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) at the special meeting...

Singapore Downgrades Economic Growth Over Coronavirus

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories)- Singapore' trade and industry ministry (MTI) has downgraded the GDP growth forecast from -0.5 to 1.5 per cent in this year, with...

Indonesia’s Bank Mandiri Looks Three South East Asia Countries

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - PT Bank Mandiri Tbk (IDX:BMRI), to expand its businesses to Philippines, Malaysia and Vietnam, the director told reporters on Monday (12/09)....

Indonesia, Vietnam Eyes Trade Values US$10B in 2020

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Indonesia and Vietnam wants to lifted the bilateral trade revenues to US$10 billion in 2020 from, local media reported on Thursday (11/14). Based...

IMF: ASEAN’s Economy Decelerating Amid Global Uncertainty

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Kristalina Georgieva, rated Southeast Nation (ASEAN) countries' economy now decelerating amid the global uncertainty. As...

RCEP Deal Creates Giant New FTA in Asia Pacific as India...

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - A deal has been reached among 15 Asia-Pacific nations to conclude the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement after years of negotiations. The RCEP...

Trump Not Coming, ASEAN Leaders Snub US Summit

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Seven out of 10 Southeast Asian (ASEAN) leaders snub an important meeting with the United States on Monday (11/04) after President...

ASEAN Trade Deal Delays to 2020 as Resistance from India

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - The signing of the Southeast Asian (ASEAN) countries trade pact will likely be kicked back to 2020, officials said in a...

China Urges ASEAN to Uphold Multilateralism, Free Trade

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Chinese Premier Li Keqiang urged on Southeast Asian (ASEAN) countries to jointly uphold multilateralism and free trade, guard against risks and...

ASEAN Announces 19 Initial Infrastructure Projects Worth of US$15B

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - The ASEAN Coordinating Council (ACC) has announced the Initial Rolling Priority Pipeline of ASEAN Infrastructure Projects at the meeting in Bangkok,...

ASEAN Leaders Meet to Strengthening the Cooperation

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - The Southeast Asian (ASEAN) leaders gathered in Bangkok, Thailand, since Nov. 2 - 4. Beside ASEAN Summit, the association also held East...

US’s Secretary States will Visit Indonesia, Vietnam

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - United States (US) secretary of commerce, Wilbur Ross, will visit Indonesia and Vietnam next week after attends the Indo-Pacific Business Forum in Bangkok, Thailand,...

ASEAN Ratifies Digital Integration Framework Action Plan 2019-2025

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - The ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) Ministers ratify the completion of the Digital Integration Framework Action Plan 2019-2025 at the 18th AEC...

Bank Indonesia, Monetary of Singapore Extends Bilateral Swap Agreement

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Bank Indonesia (BI) and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) agreed to extend bilateral swap agreements with worth of $10 billion for...

Indonesia to Intensify Economic Cooperation with India, New Zealand

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Indonesia will intensify economic cooperation with India and New Zealand as Southeast Asia's largest economy enters the Asian market. Indonesia asks...

Indonesia Proposes ASEAN to Review the Liberalization of Trade

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Indonesia proposed the South East Asian organization (ASEAN) to review the liberalization trade among the members as well as various challenge around...

Weekly Briefing: Trump’s Move, Fed, ECB, Brexit Remains in the Spotlight

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Good Morning! This week, United States (US) - China trade war remains firmly in focus as new talks scheduled. In the coming...