Asean morning news for May 22

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   Thailand leads ASEAN to discuss FTA with ChinaThe trade war between China and the United States has led to an increased US import tax of 25 percent which affects global trade and Thai exports to the US. The Ministry of Commerce has devised a solution to the problem by seeking enhanced cooperation between ASEAN and China.— NNT Southeast Asia faces more trade obstacles after slow Q1 growthSoutheast Asia saw slower growth in the first quarter of this year, with its six…

Philippines Morning News For May 22, 2019

Neda committee changes scopes of 3 infra projectsThe National Economic and Development Authority Board’s Investment Coordination Committee-Cabinet Committee chaired by Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III approved on May 17 the changes in three infrastructure projects.— Manilastandard.net Watchdogs file complaint vs Comelec officials over alleged election anomaliesPoll watchdogs filed an administrative complaint before the Office of the Ombudsman against Commission on Elections officials and executives of tech provider Smartmatic over alleged anomalies in this year’s midterm elections.— The Philippine Star South China Sea: US Destroyer Conducts Freedom of Navigation Operation Near…

Asean morning news for May 21

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   South China Sea: World War 3 fears as US destroyer Preble sail near Spratly IslandsThe move is likely to anger Beijing at a time of tense ties between the world’s two biggest economies.— Spratly Islands South China Sea: Beijing urges an end to ‘provocative actions’ as US warship sails near disputed watersChina’s Foreign Ministry said on Monday that it “strongly urges the US to stop such provocative actions” after Washington said one of its warships sailed near the disputed Scarborough Shoal,…