Thailand morning news for May 22

Thailand morning news for May 22

Planning unit cuts growth forecast The government’s planning unit has lowered its full-year GDP growth forecast to 3.3-3.8% from 3.5-4.5% after the economy grew at its slowest pace in more than four years in the first quarter. — Bangkok Post Bhumjaithai to join a coalition but only if its “free kanja” policy is accepted Bhumjaithai […]

Cambodia morning news for May 21

Cambodia morning news for May 21

Cambodian People Commemorate the National Day of Remembrance Cambodian people across the nation today mark the National Day of Remembrance with religious ceremonies to wish for peace for the soul of victims who died during the Khmer Rouge regime from 1975 to 1979. — Agence Kampuchea Press Cambodia joins the 5G race despite concerns over […]

Singapore morning news for May 21

Singapore morning news for May 21

Secondary school dropout becomes first ITE graduate to be accepted by NUS medical school Twenty three year old Nicholas Chan has become the first Institute of Technical Education (ITE) graduate to be accepted into the competitive medical programme at the National University of Singapore’s (NUS) Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. A secondary school dropout, […]

Thailand morning news for May 21

Thailand morning news for May 21

Key parties still coy on coalition The Bhumjaithai Party has decided to hold talks with other parties which remain undecided over which camp to back in forming a coalition government while insisting the party is not attempting to set up a third alliance. — Bangkok Post Thailand to ban three kinds of plastic by end […]

Cambodia morning news for May 20

Cambodia morning news for May 20

No paradise island: waters off Cambodia’s Koh Rong a giant sewage dump Those planning on travelling to Cambodia’s Koh Rong, might be best advised to make sure that their Hepatitis B vaccination is up to date first, putrid raw sewage pouring unchecked into the water at Koh Toch, the island’s main tourist area. — AEC […]

Singapore morning news for May 20

Singapore morning news for May 20

Singapore Airlines profit drops by 47.5% despite recording highest annual revenue to date Singapore Airlines (SIA) has reported a 47.5% decline in profit for the financial year of 201/19 despite also recording its highest annual revenue to date (S$683 million). — The Online Citizen Singapore is Rolling Out 5G by 2020. Should the Telcos be […]

Thailand morning news for May 20

Thailand morning news for May 20

Lack of skilled labour threatens EEC The Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) policy committee is now focusing on improving educational measures to help curb the skilled labour shortages in Rayong, Chon Buri, and Chachoengsao — the three eastern provinces where the EEC project is located. — Bangkok Post Three state enterprises sign MOU to boost exports […]

Cambodia morning news for May 17

Cambodia morning news for May 17

Remnants of 100 undiscovered ancient temples unearthed in Cambodian jungle The temples, which in many cases are just foundations, were unearthed in Kratie province’s historical Samphu Borak area of eastern Cambodia’s Kratie Province. — Daily Mail Cambodia’s rice exports to China continue to rise in first 4 months Cambodia exported 95,066 metric tons of milled […]

Singapore morning news for May 17

Singapore morning news for May 17

S’pore to spend big on upgrading air traffic system In a move to ensure safety and efficiency, Singapore is expected to spend several billion dollars over the next few decades to upgrade Changi Airport’s air traffic management system and introduce other improvements. — Straits Times (annoying popups) Tough year for banking sector: Report Fitch Solutions […]

Thailand morning news for May 17

Thailand morning news for May 17

THAI’s profits take Q1 nosedive Thai Airways International Plc (THAI) has blamed the appreciation of the baht, the US-China trade war and the closure of Pakistani airspace for a 83% dive in its year-on-year first-quarter profits. — Bangkok Post BoT prepares for US manipulation listing Bank of Thailand governor Veerathai Santiprabhob has acknowledged the possibility […]

Cambodia morning news for May 16

Cambodia morning news for May 16

EU prepares to kneecap Cambodia over human rights EU prepares to kneecap Cambodia over human rights15 May 2019Author: Kongkea Chhoeun, ANUIn February 2019, the European Union launched an 18-month process over whether or not to maintain Cambodia’s preferential access to the EU market under the Everything But Arms (EBA) trade scheme. — East Asia Forum […]

Singapore morning news for May 16

Singapore morning news for May 16

Singtel full-year profit hits 16-year low; CEO says too early to talk about 5G capex IT’S too early to estimate fifth-generation (5G) network-related spending, Singtel group chief executive Chua Sock Koong said, even as the mainboard-listed telco posted a steep slide in its annual profit on Wednesday. — The Business Times UOB expects overseas business […]

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