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PHNOM PENH (The Phnom Penh Post/Asia News Network): The Japanese government and the UN Children’s Fund (Unicef) have provided the Ministry of Health with essential equipment to strengthen cold-chain management of Covid-19 vaccines to help ensure the regular delivery of them and better long-term processing within the Kingdom.
JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/Asia News Network):The government expects Indonesia to register improvements across the majority of indicators that make up the World Bank’s ease of doing business (EODB) report, including a shorter time to start a business, thanks to the latest regulatory reforms.
WASHINGTON (Reuters): The United States has started shipping 3.2 million doses of Johnson & Johnson's Covid-19 vaccine to the Philippines, the White House said on Thursday (July 15), as Washington continues its coronavirus diplomacy by sharing doses with developing nations.
MANILA (Reuters): Growth in East Asia and the Pacific this year will likely be slower than previously thought, the World Bank said on Thursday, as many countries in the region grapple with spikes in Covid-19 cases, new variants and vaccine supply constraints.
KUALA LUMPUR: The sudden surge in Covid-19 cases over the past months and the movement restrictions that were reintroduced are expected to weigh on Malaysia’s economy, slowing the recovery compared with what was initially expected.
KUALA LUMPUR: The World Bank has lowered Malaysia’s GDP growth to 4.5% this year from 6% earlier amid a dramatic resurgence of the Covid-19 virus beginning in mid-April 2021.
The country is suffering from a silent pandemic – childhood stunting as a result of under-nutrition, according to the World Bank.
MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN): The Philippines is suffering from a silent pandemic - childhood stunting as a result of under-nutrition, according to the World Bank.
KUALA LUMPUR: Rampant global corruption in the public procurement sector with multiple entry point estimates that 10 per cent to 30 per cent of the cost of capital investment projects had been consumed by corruption, according to the World Bank Group.
The economic outlook darkened for the Philippinesas it recorded its highest number of Covid-19 infections -more than 10,000 - with the total number of cases breaching the 700,000 mark.