Thailand Morning News For April 18

Thailand Morning News For April 18

BMA bans all street food across Bangkok this year STREET FOOD vendors will disappear from Bangkok by the end of the year in the interests of cleanliness, safety and order, the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) says. – The Nation NESDB optimistic about Thai economy after 2017 The Office of the National Economic and Social Development […]

Malaysia Morning News For April 17

Malaysia Morning News For April 17

Net foreign buying on Bursa dips to RM239.9m Foreign purchases on Bursa Malaysia continued at a measured pace in the week ended April 14 at RM239.9mil, which was significantly lower from the RM645.3mil the week before, says MIDF Research. – The Nation Luxury property owners taking up to 30pc cut just to seal the deal […]

Singapore Morning News For April 17

Singapore Morning News For April 17

Singapore March exports beat expectations as trade recovery widens Singapore’s on-year export growth beat expectations in March, thanks to a surge in petrochemical and pharmaceutical shipments, a sign the city-state’s trade recovery is widening to non-electronic sectors. – Nasdaq/ Reuters Singapore economy eases to a 2.5% growth in Q1 The latest advanced estimates by the […]

Indonesia Morning News For April 17

Indonesia Morning News For April 17

Jokowi Calls for Introspection After Saudis Invest More in China Than Indonesia Last month’s state visit to Indonesia by King Salman bin Abdulaziz al Saud of Saudi Arabia had a major impact on the tourism industry, but it did not result in much in the way of investment. – JakartaGlobe Now Indonesia Can Take Large […]

Philippines Morning News For April 17

Philippines Morning News For April 17

Islamic militants execute Filipino captive The Philippine army says Islamic State-linked Abu Sayyaf militants have beheaded one of four Filipino fishermen they took captive in December – SkyNews Qatar and Philippines sign $200m contracts Qatar and the Philippines have signed trade agreements worth $200 million during the final leg of President Rodrigo Duterte’s Gulf tour, […]

Vietnam Morning News For April 17

Vietnam Morning News For April 17

Indian cars flood VN market Việt Nam imported nearly 4,800 Indian cars in the first quarter of this year, increasing more than threefold compared with the same period last year, according to the Vietnam Customs. – Viet Nam News Vietnam’s Prime Minister halts $10.6 bln steel plant over questions of demand, pollution Vietnamese Prime Minister […]

Thailand Morning News For April 17

Thailand Morning News For April 17

PM is happy with improved economic situation Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha is satisfied that the economic situation has steadily improved with spending during the five-day Songkran festival this year increasing 12-14 percent to an estimated 16 billion baht compared to the same period last year, government spokesman Lt-Gen Sansern Kaewkamnerd said on Sunday. – Thai […]

Malaysia Morning News For April 14

Malaysia Morning News For April 14

Malaysia mulls enforcing cap on foreign insurer ownership Malaysia is weighing tougher enforcement of a cap on foreign ownership of insurers as it seeks to boost local participation in the industry, people with knowledge of the matter said. – FMT News/ Bloomberg Malaysia enjoying solid economic growth, says Wee Malaysia’s February trade figure of RM134.83bil […]

Vietnam Morning News For April 14

Vietnam Morning News For April 14

State Audit urged to focus on areas with high corruption risks President Tran Dai Quang has urged the State Audit to focus more on sectors and areas with high risks of corruption and cases of public concern, thus giving advices to authorized agencies on how to adjust policies and legal regulation to prevent corruption. – […]

Thailand Morning News For April 14

Thailand Morning News For April 14

February public debt hits 6 trillion baht The Public Debt Management Office (PDMO) has reported a jump in public debt in February while announcing its plan to begin a new fund-raising campaign next month. – NNT China tank deal cut ‘due to cash woes’ The Royal Thai Army (RTA) has cut the number of Chinese […]

Thailand Morning News For April 13

Thailand Morning News For April 13

PM urges all Thais to celebrate Songkran traditionally The Prime Minister has urged all Thais to celebrate Songkran traditionally while safeguarding the nation’s key institutions. – NNT THAI wants more time on bribe probe Thai Airways International (THAI) has asked to extend its investigation into the Rolls-Royce bribery scandal involving former executives to the end […]

Thailand Morning News For April 12

Thailand Morning News For April 12

New media bill threatens “unlicensed” journalists with imprisonment On 10 April 2017 Maj Gen Pisit Pao-In, chairman of the media subcommittee of the junta’s National Reform Steering Assembly (NRSA), announced that under the new Media Bill media workers who do not possess official licenses to work could face two years imprisonment, or a fine of […]

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