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ASEAN summit targeted by hackers: report

A hacking group previously linked to the Vietnamese government or working on its behalf has broken into the computers of neighboring countries as well as a grouping of Southeast Asian nations, according to cybersecurity company Volexity......»»

Category: newsSource: interaksyon interaksyonNov 7th, 2017

CoA flags P38.8 million in ‘deficient’ disbursements by PCOO

By Charmaine A. Tadalan THE Commission on Audit (CoA) flagged the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) over irregularities in the disbursement of funds for the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) Summit in 2017. The auditing body, in its 2017 report, found the disbursement of P38.8 million from the P219.2-million ASEAN fund “deficient” due to… link: CoA flags P38.8 million in ‘deficient’ disbursements by PCOO.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJul 21st, 2018

ASEAN fund ‘anomaly’ probed

THE Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) is investigating five of its employees over alleged anomalous use of funds for the 2017 ASEAN Summit, CNN Philippines reported yesterday. The probe report will be out “in the next 10 days or so,” CNN quoted PCOO Undersecretary Marvin Gatpayat as saying. The alleged….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJul 20th, 2018

Asean funds disbursed ‘with deficiencies’ – COA

A PORTION of the funds for the country’s hosting of the 2017 Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) summit were disbursed “with deficiencies,” according to state auditors. “Out of the audited P219.24 million Asean fund, 17.70 percent or a total of P38,807,125.40 was found deficient,” the Commission on Audit (COA) said in its report on [...] The post Asean funds disbursed ‘with deficiencies’ – COA appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsJul 20th, 2018

Timor Leste application for ASEAN membership still being studied – chairman’s report

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is still studying Timor Leste's application for membership in the regional organization, according to the chairman's statement of the recently ended 31st summit, hosted by the Philippines on ASEAN's 50th anniversary......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsNov 16th, 2017

Manila roads to be closed, traffic rerouted on Sunday for ASEAN security send-off – GMA News

GMA News Manila roads to be closed, traffic rerouted on Sunday for ASEAN security send-offGMA NewsIn preparation for the country’s hosting of the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Summit, more than 57,000 police officers and soldiers will be deployed in Metro Manila and Pampanga, a 24 Oras report said on Thursday. A send-off ceremony for… link: Manila roads to be closed, traffic rerouted on Sunday for ASEAN security send-off – GMA News.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsNov 2nd, 2017

PHL found among most improved in global competitiveness index

THE PHILIPPINES placed fifth among the nine economies of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) covered by the Global Competitiveness Report 2018-2019, which measures a country’s standing using a set of criteria that determine level of productivity, and 56th globally among 140 economies on the list. The post PHL found among most improved in global competitiveness index appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsOct 17th, 2018

The global competitiveness index 2018 ranking

THE PHILIPPINES placed fifth among the nine economies of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) covered by the Global Competitiveness Report 2018-2019, which measures a country’s standing using a set of criteria that determine level of productivity, and 56th globally among 140 economies on the list.  The post The global competitiveness index 2018 ranking appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsOct 17th, 2018

Quake rouses Duterte, other Asean summit delegates from sleep

  BALI, INDONESIA --- Delegates to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) summit on this resort island were jolted out of sleep by a 6.4-magnitude earthquake early on Thursday.   Even the Philippines' President Duterte was roused by the rocking of his bed at Patra Bali Resort & Villas when the earthquake struck at 2:44 a.m.   The earthquake collapsed homes on Indonesia's Java Island, killing at least three people, and shook the tourist hot spot of Bali, according to early reports.   Centered at sea   Indonesia's disaster agency said the quake was centered at sea, 55 kilometers northeast of Situbondo City, and also fe...Keep on reading: Quake rouses Duterte, other Asean summit delegates from sleep.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 12th, 2018

Duterte flies to Bali for Asean show of unity

BALI, Indonesia --- President Rodrigo Duterte is joining other leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) in a show of unity as they hold their annual summit on this Indonesian resort island on Thursday.   The President was expected to arrive here on Wednesday night, after the Philippines sent over $300,000 in aid to survivors of a 7.5-magnitude earthquake and tsunami that devastated the island of Sulawesi on Sept. 28.   More than 2,000 people died and more than 5,000 others remained missing in the aftermath of the disaster.   A military C-130 plane carrying the aid left Manila on Wednesday morning for Jakarta.   The aid incl...Keep on reading: Duterte flies to Bali for Asean show of unity.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 10th, 2018

Vietnam fastest growing Asean economy, says British bank

The forecast is highlighted in the bank's recently published Global Research report on Vietnam entitled 'Vietnam - Fast, not furious, growth'. Chidu Narayanan, Economist, Asia, Stand.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsOct 10th, 2018

Duterte to join Asean summit in Jakarta

Duterte to join Asean summit in Jakarta.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 9th, 2018

Elite North Korean hacker group tied to bank attacks

WASHINGTON, USA – An elite group of North Korean hackers has been identified as the source of a wave of cyberattacks on global banks that has netted "hundreds of millions" of dollars, security researchers said Wednesday, October 3. A report by the cybersecurity firm FireEye said the newly identified group dubbed ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 3rd, 2018

S& P sees PHL firms weathering rising rates

PHILIPPINE companies and their peers in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) are largely expected to weather rising interest rates, S&P Global Ratings said in a Sept. 17 report that cited bigger debts incurred by firms in the region. In a report, the debt watcher said Southeast Asian companies remain armed with enough money… link: S&P sees PHL firms weathering rising rates.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 19th, 2018

S& P sees PHL firms weathering rising rates

PHILIPPINE companies and their peers in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) are largely expected to weather rising interest rates, S&P Global Ratings said in a Sept. 17 report that cited bigger debts incurred by firms in the region. The post S&P sees PHL firms weathering rising rates appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsSep 18th, 2018

$126 million lost every day to natural disaster in Asia-Pacific

HANOI --- Two years ago, Asia-Pacific lost US$126 million a day due to natural disasters.   In 2016, 0.4 percent of the Asia-Pacific region's GDP was lost to natural disasters, with some 11.2 million people displaced. By the year 2030, GDP losses are estimated hit 1 percent.   In percentage of annual capital investment, 2016's loss amounted to 5 percent of the figure, a very high number compared to other parts of the world such as Europe and Central Asia.   Many Asean countries are among the most affected by climate change, especially the Philippines and Vietnam, said a report by the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR...Keep on reading: $126 million lost every day to natural disaster in Asia-Pacific.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 13th, 2018

World Wild Fund report warns Asean banks

HCM CITY --- A new World Wild Fund for Nature (WWF) report finds that Asean's (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) biggest banks are increasingly aware of the impact their businesses have on the environment and society, but are slow to act on the huge potential they hold in addressing climate change and financing sustainable food, energy and infrastructure systems in the region. The report, published in collaboration with the National University of Singapore (NUS) Business School's Center for Governance, Institutions and Organizations, found that Asean banks were not disclosing how they managed climate risks in line with the recommendations of the Taskforce for Climate-related Finan...Keep on reading: World Wild Fund report warns Asean banks.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 9th, 2018

ASEAN summit without President Trump

The White House informed us that US president Donald Trump will not be attending the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in Singapore this November, and will instead send vice president Mike Pence......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 8th, 2018

HSBC: Ownership caps holding back investments

The Philippines must address constitutionally-mandated ownership restrictions if it wants take advantage of an Asean foreign direct investments (FDI) boom, banking giant HSBC said. “Asean has seen a bounty of foreign direct investment in recent years, thanks in large part to the region’s tremendous economic potential,” it said in a recently released report. The 2008-2009 [...] The post HSBC: Ownership caps holding back investments appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsSep 3rd, 2018

Cambodia PM Facebook hacked to ‘give away parliament seats’

PHNOM PENH: Hackers targeted the official Facebook page of Cambodia’s premier Hun Sen on Friday and falsely claimed he would cede several parliamentary seats, an official said, after the strongman swept last month’s election virtually uncontested. The long-serving leader’s ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) is expected to take all 125 spots in parliament when official [...] The post Cambodia PM Facebook hacked to ‘give away parliament seats’ appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsAug 10th, 2018

Cambodia PM Facebook hacked to give away parliament seats

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia – Hackers targeted the official Facebook page of Cambodia's premier Hun Sen on Friday , August 10,and falsely claimed he would cede several parliamentary seats, an official said, after the strongman swept last month's election virtually uncontested. The long-serving leader's ruling Cambodian People's Party (CPP) is expected to ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 10th, 2018