Thailand morning news for August 1

Thailand morning news for August 1

Si Sa Ket province declares dengue emergency The northeastern province of Si Sa Ket, on the Cambodian border, has declared that the prevention and control of dengue fever required urgent attention throughout its area. — The Thaiger Thailand’s currency keeps getting stronger and that’s sparking concerns The Thai baht has soared against the U.S. dollar […]

Singapore morning news for July 31

Singapore morning news for July 31

Rates softening, but firms not biting THE widely-expected quarter-point cut in US Federal Reserve interest rates – which is likely to come at the Fed’s end-July meeting – should filter into the Singapore capital market as well, watchers believe. — The Business Times Workplace fatalities fall to lowest since 2006 Seventeen workers died from workplace […]

Thailand morning news for July 31

Thailand morning news for July 31

Thai June factory output falls 5.54% y/y, worse than forecast Thailand’s manufacturing production index (MPI) in June fell 5.54% from a year earlier, dragged down by lower production of cars, rubber products and petroleum, the Industry Ministry said on Tuesday. — Reuters Top diplomats gather in Bangkok for key Asia-Pacific talks Top diplomats from the […]

Singapore morning news for July 30

Singapore morning news for July 30

Four more dengue deaths, taking toll to nine this year Four more people, including a 46-year-old man, have died of dengue, bringing the total deaths this year to nine as of July 20. — Straits Times (annoying popups) Consumer watchdog discussing action against Huawei You cannot in good conscience run an ad with such limited […]

Thailand morning news for July 30

Thailand morning news for July 30

Thai-EU free trade talks set to resume after hiatus Thailand is returning to the negotiating table for a Thai-European Union (EU) free-trade agreement (FTA) after the green light was given by the new government, according to Auramon Supthaweethum, director-general of the Trade Negotiations Department. — Bangkok Post Thailand tops development index in Southeast Asia Thailand […]

Singapore morning news for July 29

Singapore morning news for July 29

Singapore June factory output down 6.9%, less than expected SINGAPORE’S industrial output fell 6.9 per cent in June, deepening from May’s 2 per cent fall and marking the fourth straight month of year-on-year decline, according to preliminary estimates from the Singapore Economic Development Board on Friday. — The Business Times Private home prices up 1.5% […]

Thailand morning news for July 29

Thailand morning news for July 29

Moody’s raises Thai rating outlook to positive Moody’s Investors Service has raised the outlook on Thailand and its government from “stable” to “positive.” — NBT World (video) UTCC opposes 400-baht daily minimum wage Thai and foreign chambers of commerce have voiced their disagreement with the proposed 400 baht minimum wage hike. — NBT World (video) […]

Singapore morning news for July 26

Singapore morning news for July 26

Tunnelling begins for Circle Line’s final stage Tunnelling works for Circle Line 6 (CCL6) – the final stage of the orbital Circle Line – started yesterday with the launch of a tunnel boring machine at Keppel station. — Straits Times (annoying popups) Singtel offers free insurance cover for migrant workers After venturing into mobile payments […]

Thailand morning news for July 26

Thailand morning news for July 26

DOA sets up war room to deal with drought The Department of Agriculture Extension (DOA) has instructed its provincial and district offices to carry out operations to cope with water shortages and drought-related damages. — NBT World (video) Southern army go on offensive in hunt for separatist insurgents The Fourth Army Region has decided to […]

Singapore morning news for July 25

Singapore morning news for July 25

Fewer Singapore tourists heading to Hong Kong after protests spark safety concerns SINGAPORE: After returning from a holiday in Europe in June, polytechnic lecturer Patricia Tay wanted a destination closer to home for her next family getaway at the end of the year. — Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups) Singapore slips to eighth position in […]

Thailand morning news for July 25

Thailand morning news for July 25

Southern MPs seek review of security laws Southern MPs are pressing the government to review the enforcement of two laws, which they say have fostered unrest in the far South. — Bangkok Post Income inequality, debt, climate change and plastic waste the main issues – BOT governor Bank of Thailand Governor Veerathai Santiprabhob, in his […]

Singapore morning news for July 24

Singapore morning news for July 24

Video shows SCDF officers arguing over instruction to push victim Video footage of an exchange between two Singapore Civil Defence Force officers taken on the night Corporal Kok Yuen Chin fell into a fire station pump well showed the officers arguing over whether one had told the other to push the full-time national serviceman into […]