Singapore morning news for January 4

Singapore morning news for January 4

Singapore GDP ends 2018 on a weaker note – ING Robert Carnell, chief economist at ING, explains that in what was a remarkably steady year for Singapore’s economic growth, final quarter of GDP growth printed a figure of 1.6% QoQ. — FXStreet (annoying popups)  Sugar tax, green perks, friendlier tax regime for startups: Deloitte A […]

Thailand morning news for January 4

Thailand morning news for January 4

New Year road deaths up by 9.5% The road death toll during the New Year holidays rose by 9.5% from last year to 463, even as the numbers of accidents and injuries fell. — Bangkok Post Government admits election delay The election date will likely be delayed from Feb 24 to avoid having poll-related activities […]

Thailand morning news for January 3

Thailand morning news for January 3

Road toll continues to rise as revellers return to work The annual New Year holiday is seeing another rise in the number of deaths on the roads, although the number of accidents and injuries is down on last year, so far. — Bangkok Post Fewer accidents, but death toll up this year Though the number […]

Thailand morning news for January 2

Thailand morning news for January 2

Experts pick post-poll strife will erupt More signs of political unrest have emerged in the run-up to the Feb 24 general election, with pundits now anticipating further political disruptions after the poll. — Bangkok Post Drunk driving and speeding top road toll of 2,761 accidents in five days The 2,761 road accidents nationwide over the […]

Thailand morning news for December 25

Thailand morning news for December 25

Thousands flock to Government Housing Bank for cheap housing loans Thousands of people flocked to the head office of the Government Housing Bank (GHB) on Rama 9 Road in Bangkok this morning in order to apply for housing loans to purchase housing units under the One Million Housing Units Project. — Thai PBS World Activist, […]

Lao morning news for December 24

Lao morning news for December 24

NA session closes with hopes for a brighter future The 6th ordinary session of the National Assembly’s (NA) Eighth Legislature ended on Friday after 23 days of debate and the passing of laws. —Vientiane Times Laos, China ink deal to improve healthcare in Bokeo Bokeo provincial hospital in Laos and a major medical facility in […]

Thailand morning news for December 24

Thailand morning news for December 24

Wan Nor says he could be PM, following Mahathir’s footstep Wan Muhamad Noor Matha, better known as Wan Nor, leader of the Prachachart Party, has said he – inspired by the success of Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad – is ready for the prime minister’s post although his party only hopes to win 20 seats […]

Thailand morning news for December 20

Thailand morning news for December 20

Second victim claimed in horrific gang-rape STATE agencies have become involved in a case in which an 11-year-old schoolgirl in Saraburi is alleged to have been by gang-raped by five youths on Sunday, after her father expressed concern that justice was not being served. — The Nation MPC raises policy rate to 1.75% The Monetary […]

Thailand morning news for December 19

Thailand morning news for December 19

Bank of Thailand Chair Says Tightening Unlikely to Be Aggressive Thailand is unlikely to tighten monetary policy aggressively as inflation remains low and the economy needs support, the chairman of the nation’s central bank said. — Bloomberg Media warned against revisiting past unrest Media crews have been warned against publishing or presenting hate-provoking news and […]

Thailand morning news for December 18

Thailand morning news for December 18

Thai central bank seen hiking key rate for first time since 2011 Thailand’s central bank is expected on Wednesday to hike its key interest rate from near-record lows for the first time in more than seven years, a Reuters poll survey showed. — Business Recorder Doomed ‘Phoenix’ substandard: international experts Police and international specialists have […]

Thailand morning news for December 17

Thailand morning news for December 17

Embassy staff can observe poll, but not outsiders, says foreign minister The Foreign Ministry has welcomed the idea of allowing embassy staff to observe the general election but not non-residents or foreign organisations. — Bangkok Post Thai Govt launches campaign to regain Chinese visitors’ confidence Minister of Tourism and Sports Weerasak Kowsurat said this weekend […]

Thailand morning news for December 14

Thailand morning news for December 14

Tham Luang cave rescuers named Time’s heroes of the year 2018 Rescue volunteers involved in the dramatic and complex rescue operation to extract 12 boys and their football coach trapped deep inside the Tham Luang cave in Chiang Rai’s Mae Sai district have been named among Time magazine’s heroes of the year 2018. — Thai […]

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