Thailand morning news for July 16

Thailand morning news for July 16

Wage-hike disaster looms for many companies, FTI warns Raising the daily minimum wage to 400 baht would have a detrimental impact on small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) says. — Bangkok Post Wissanu: Gov’t to Retain ‘Attitude Adjustment,’ But Won’t Detain People The practice of “attitude adjustment” will continue even […]

Singapore morning news for July 15

Singapore morning news for July 15

One in five NUS medical students gets financial help The National University of Singapore’s (NUS) medical degree course is the most competitive course to get into. It is also the most expensive – charging almost $29,000 in tuition fees a year. — Straits Times (annoying popups) Centre keeps critical buildings safe from threats The Centre […]

Thailand morning news for July 15

Thailand morning news for July 15

Free marijuana policy already included in government policy Free marijuana policy is a major policy of the Bhumjaithai Party as earlier promised in the party’s electoral campaign. — NBT World (video) Thailand ‘violated customs law’ A World Trade Organisation (WTO) Panel has upheld the Philippines’ claims that Thailand has been violating international customs law. — […]

Fake news: Cambodian Coca-Cola products not found in counterfeit raid *updated

Fake news: Cambodian Coca-Cola products not found in counterfeit raid *updated

The Cambodian producers of Coca-Cola products have moved quickly to reassure its customers that its products are safe to consume following media reports that some of its lines had been found being counterfeited. According to the July 11 edition of The Phnom Penh Post (The Post) ‘Coca-Cola, Fanta, 7-Up, and energy drink Samurai’ were among […]

Singapore morning news for July 12

Singapore morning news for July 12

Singapore is top maritime centre for 6th straight year For the sixth year running, Singapore has clinched the top spot among the world’s maritime centres in the Xinhua-Baltic International Shipping Centre Development Index. — Straits Times (annoying popups) Singapore, KL among major cities to face ‘unprecedented’ climate shifts by 2050 Singapore and Kuala Lumpur are […]

Thailand morning news for July 12

Thailand morning news for July 12

66 NCPO orders revoked in latest issue of Royal Gazette The recent issue of the Royal Gazette has announced the revocation of 66 instructions imposed by the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) via Section 44 of the interim constitution. The revocation took effect immediately. — NBT World (video) Strengthening Thai Baht Strangling Thailand’s […]

Singapore morning news for July 11

Singapore morning news for July 11

Foreign unicorns here juicing up market for high-tech skills THE growing pool of foreign unicorns in Singapore is adding magic to the local market for highly-skilled jobs. — The Business Times Lee Hsien Yang questions: Why is Ho Ching’s salary such a big secret? After the announcement yesterday (July 9) that Temasek Holdings, Singapore’s state […]

Thailand morning news for July 11

Thailand morning news for July 11

PM wins poor transparency marks The outgoing Prayut Chan-o-cha government has a number of achievements to its name that lacked scrutiny, which raises the question of transparency, according to the Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI). — Bangkok Post Thai rice exports hit by strong baht, unlikely to meet 2019 goal Thailand’s rice exports fell by […]

Singapore morning news for July 10

Singapore morning news for July 10

Clean water from humid air? Just add sunlight An NUS research team has developed a gel that can, with natural sunlight, harvest clean water from humid air, including evaporation from water bodies like the reservoirs. — Straits Times (annoying popups) Checks for 4 SIA A-380s after safety agency alert Four of Singapore Airlines’ (SIA) Airbus […]

Thailand morning news for July 10

Thailand morning news for July 10

Thailand’s Minimum Wage Is Set for Second Increase in Two Years Thailand is set to increase minimum wages for a second straight year as it looks to attract workers amid an aging population and shortage of labor in key industries. — Bloomberg PM issues final S44 order The last order under the sweeping powers of […]

Singapore morning news for July 9

Singapore morning news for July 9

Singapore saw 12% rise in worker-senior manager pay gap between 2008 to 2017: Korn Ferry SINGAPORE had the fourth-biggest increase in the average pay gap between lower-level employees and senior managers in the Asia-Pacific region, according to data from management consultant firm Korn Ferry. — The Business Times Firm fined $9k for operating drone without […]

Thailand morning news for July 9

Thailand morning news for July 9

Thailand plans ‘Trans-Asean’ bullet train linking China, Laos and even Singapore Bangkok residents may find it hard to imagine that their next trip to Beijing could begin in Bang Sue. — Today Online Thailand Needs To Secure EU Deal Soon For Economic Boost Economic experts have been lowering their expectations on Thailand’s expansion this year […]

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