Thursday May 25, 2017 04:38

GOVERNMENT Press Releases

Blasphemy law has no place in a tolerant nation like Indonesia UN rights General—24 May 17

A group of United Nations human rights experts today urged the Government of Indonesia to review and repeal its criminalization of blasphemy. Their call comes after the recent blasphemy conviction and imprisonment of Indonesian politician and former

Photo Release: Esso Announced Winners from Esso Dream Draw Promotion General—24 May 17

Esso (Thailand) Public Company Limited ("Esso"), represented by Mr. Mongkolnimit Auacherdkul (right), Director and Public and Government Affairs Manager, and Mr. Pravit Chompunuch (left), Business Development Manager, presented grand lucky draw prizes

ASEAN lawmakers: Thailand moving in the wrong direction three years on from General—24 May 17

Parliamentarians from across Southeast Asia warned today that Thailand is moving in the wrong direction three years after the country's military overthrew the last democratically elected government. On the third anniversary of the 2014 coup, ASEAN

World Bank Group and Government of Uganda to Hold Open Day on May 30th Stcoks—23 May 17

KAMPALA, May 22, 2017 - The World Bank Group and Government of Uganda will hold an Open Day for the general public on May 30, 2017. The event, "Partnering for Development," will take place at Kololo Independence Grounds (airstrip) from 8am to 5pm. An

Taupo District Council Ratings Affirmed At #AA/A-1+#; Outlook Remains Stcoks—22 May 17

On May 22, 2017, S&P Global Ratings affirmed its 'AA' long-term foreigncurrency and local currency and 'A-1+' short-term issuer credit ratings onTaupo District Council (Taupo), a New Zealand local government. The outlook onthe rating remains

Ratings On South Taranaki District Council Raised To #AA-/A-1+# On Stronger Financial Outlook Stcoks—19 May 17

On May 19, 2017, S&P Global Ratings raised its long-term foreign and local currency rating to 'AA-' from 'A+', and short-term rating to 'A-1+' from 'A-1' on South Taranaki District Council (South Taranaki), a New Zealand local government. The outlook

Consumers ready to embrace AI and robots for their healthcare needs Stcoks—19 May 17

Accessibility and accuracy seen as benefits, while trust and the human element are key challenges Report highlights next steps for government, business and the profession Will artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics in medicine replace the human

Whangarei District Council Ratings Affirmed At #AA/A-1+#, Outlook Remains Stcoks—19 May 17

On May 19, 2017, S&P Global Ratings affirmed its 'AA' long-term foreign currency and local currency rating and 'A-1+' short-term issuer credit rating on Whangarei District Council, a New Zealand local government. The outlook on the ratings remains

Salmon by the city at The World restaurant, Centara Grand at CentralWorld General—18 May 17

Wednesday night is Salmon night at Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Center at CentralWorld where a grand buffet is available at The World restaurant for THB 1,390++ per person includes free-flow Sake and Sake cocktails (plus government tax and

Key Element of Vision 2030 Realized With Launch of New Saudi Arabian National Defense General—18 May 17

- Saudi Arabia announces the creation of a new national military industries company. Wholly owned by the government, the new company forms a key part of Vision 2030. - The company will initially manufacture products and provide services across four

World Bank Vice President for Africa Makhtar Diop Visits Botswana Stcoks—18 May 17

GABORONE, May 17, 2017 —The World Bank Vice President for Africa, Mr. Makhtar Diop, will visit Botswana from May 17-18, 2017. The purpose of the visit is to engage with the Government on the World Bank support to Botswana development

UN disability expert welcomes opportunity for constructive dialogue on human rights in North General—18 May 17

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities, Catalina Devandas-Aguilar, welcomed a number of positive steps on disability issues taken by the Government of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, but noted that

Horowhenua District Council Ratings Affirmed At #A+/A-1#, Outlook Remains Stcoks—17 May 17

On May 17, 2017, S&P Global Ratings affirmed its 'A+' long-term foreigncurrency and local currency and 'A-1' short-term issuer credit ratings onHorowhenua District Council, a New Zealand local government. The outlook onthe rating remains

Japan Hosts Dialogue for Quality Infrastructure - Building Asia#s Future General—17 May 17

To realize ASEAN's sustainable economic growth, Japan's high-quality infrastructure is vital and essential. Against that background, the Government of Japan on May 10 hosted "Dialogue for Quality Infrastructure -- Building Asia's Future" in Phnom Penh

NDIA 2017 Red Ball Express Award for Plasan Sasa General—17 May 17

The National Defense Industrial Association's (NDIA) Tactical Wheeled Vehicle (TWV) Division today announced the Industry and Government recipients of the 2017 Red Ball Express Award. This year's honorees are Dani Ziv, chief executive officer of Plasan

IMF and the Peoples Bank of China Establish a New Center for Modernizing Economic Policies and Stcoks—15 May 17

IMF welcomes China's commitment to strengthening its collaboration with the Fund on capacity development Through hands-on training courses and workshops that will address topical macroeconomic issues, the CICDC will support government officials from

New World Bank-UN Sourcebook Tackles a Big Budget Item for Development: Security Stcoks—12 May 17

WASHINGTON, May 11, 2017—The World Bank and the United Nations today launched the first-ever technical sourcebook designed to help governments review and analyze public money spent in the security and justice sector. Bringing together the decades

World#s First Trade Platform To Power Global Trade Connectivity Launched By Stcoks—11 May 17

Global eTrade Services (GeTS) has launched the world's first trade platform to accelerate cross border trade across the globe. The Single Window service offering by GeTS, a subsidiary of CrimsonLogic (the leading provider of eGovernment products and

UN Human Rights Office concerned by arrests of three Turkish nationals in Malaysia on security General—09 May 17

The UN Human Rights Office for South-East Asia on Friday expressed serious concern about the arrests in Malaysia of three Turkish nationals on security related charges, and urges the Malaysian Government to refrain from deporting them to Turkey. "There

PTTEP ready to prove no environment damage as per the claim made by the Indonesian Energy—09 May 17

PTTEP and PTTEP AA are confident in the results of the environmental studies and ready to prove that there is no damage as per the claim made by the Indonesian Government and reported by the media. Regarding the report of confiscation of assets of PTTEP

Poverty in Afghanistan Rose Amidst Troop Withdrawal, Report Says Stcoks—09 May 17

KABUL, May 8, 2017— Poverty and unemployment in Afghanistan rose in the three years following the start of international troops withdrawing in 2011 due to a sharp fall in growth and rise in insecurity, a joint report by the Government of the

Public Debt Outstanding Report as of March 31, 2017 General—08 May 17

Mr.Theeraj Athanavanich, Bond Market Advisor, reported that Thailand's public debt outstanding as of March 31, 2017 was at 6,166,549.32 million Baht (42.27% of GDP). The total public debt outstanding comprised4,728,655.60 million Baht of Government debt,

Human Rights Office calls on Thailand to end arbitrary arrests and detentions of political General—08 May 17

The United Nations Human Rights Office for South-East Asia (OHCHR) urges the Thai Government to halt the practice of arbitrary detention of political activists, and to immediately release six people recently charged with criticising authorities. On 29

Tokyo#s New Logo and Slogan to Promote Tokyo Overseas as Prime Tourist Lifestyle—08 May 17

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government has created a new logo and slogan, "Tokyo Tokyo Old meets New" (the first Tokyo depicted in a brushstroke font and the second in a Gothic block typeface), to effectively convey the attractions of Tokyo overseas. This

World Bank Resumes Budget Support to Malawi Stcoks—05 May 17

WASHINGTON, May 4, 2017— The World Bank Board of Executive Directors today approved an $80 million credit to the Malawi Government for general budget support. This is the first budget support financing approved by the World Bank for Malawi in four

Mining Investment and Governance Review Aims to Improve Botswanas Mining Stcoks—05 May 17

Gaborone, Botswana, May 4, 2017 - The World Bank Group has released its Mining Investment and Governance Review (MInGov) for Botswana to help the government improve the sector's performance and to attract further investment. The review's key findings

CFLD International Inks Landmark MOU with The Government of Brunei Darussalam and Darussalam Assets Stcoks—03 May 17

- Strategic venture with the Brunei Government and Darussalam Assets, an Investment Holding Company owned by the Minister for Finance Corporation - Strategic partnership for the development of a Special Economic Zone and potential collaboration on other

Bangkok Bank develops innovative products in response to customers needs and presents #Bangkok Bank Stcoks—28 Apr 17

Bangkok Bank, in keeping with the government's Thailand 4.0 policy, is using innovation to improve customers' quality of life by creating modern financial products and services. The Bank will join Money Expo 2017 under the concept of 'Bangkok Bank

New World Bank Group Strategy Seeks Growth Diversification in Mozambique Stcoks—28 Apr 17

WASHINGTON – April 27, 2017 - The World Bank Group (WBG) Board endorsed today a new Country Partnership Framework (CPF) with Mozambique for the Fiscal Years 2017-2021. The CPF focuses on a set of objectives reflecting the Government of Mozambique's

Myanmar to Accelerate Reforms for Stable Economy and Poverty Reduction, with World Bank Stcoks—28 Apr 17

WASHINGTON, April 27, 2017 — The World Bank today approved a $200 million credit for a First Macroeconomic Stability and Fiscal Resilience Development Policy Operation, to assist the Government of Myanmar in promoting macroeconomic stability and