31 ASEM Countries Participate in Conference Held by ASEF, SEI
Over 90 policy-makers, experts and representatives from civil society organisations from 31 ASEM countries participated in the conference entitled “Sustainable Development Goals for Asia and Europe: Delivery Options for the 2030 Agenda”, 19-20 October 2016, in Stockholm, Sweden.
France to Drop Carbon Tax Plan: Les Echos
The French government is set to drop plans to introduce a carbon tax, French financial daily Les Echos said on Thursday. The newspaper, quoting several sources, said the socialist government will not include the carbon tax in a draft 2016 budget update currently being discussed.
Bali Welcomes More Japanese Tourists in 2016
Bali has officially become a favored holiday destination for the Japanese. As many as 154,597 Japanese tourists visited the island between January and August 2016, a significant upsurge of 7.98 percent from the same period last year.
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