Thailand morning news for November 14

Thailand morning news for November 14

Child boxer dies after fight A 13-year-old boy has died after suffering a brain haemorrhage during a Muay Thai fight on Monday night. — The Phuket News PM Prayut pushes for greater ASEAN connectivity Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha today pledged to push for greater connectivity to strengthen business and investments in ASEAN when Thailand assumes […]

Thailand morning news for November 13

Thailand morning news for November 13

Thai central bank seen holding key rate, but hike possible next month: Reuters poll Thailand’s central bank is widely expected to leave its key interest rate near a record low on Wednesday, though there was a good chance that the first rate hike in years could come in December, a Reuters survey showed. — Reuters […]

Myanmar forum targets chemicals as Asean awash in synthetic drugs (video)

Myanmar forum targets chemicals as Asean awash in synthetic drugs (video)

Senior counter-narcotics officials from around the world met in the Myanmar capital Nay Pyi Daw last week to thrash out policies aimed at stemming the flood of synthetic drugs throughout the region. Hosted by the Myanmar government, with support from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the seminar sought to address the […]

Thailand morning news for November 12

Thailand morning news for November 12

Anxiety mounts over nuclear waste found in Laem Chabang Port ACADEMICS HAVE urged authorities to fully disclose information about the radioactive waste found at Laem Chabang Port and investigate the shipment’s entire route. — The Nation (annoying popup) Traffic project tipped to cause chaos The 900-day construction of three overpass projects over Na Ranong intersection […]

Lao morning news for November 9

Lao morning news for November 9

Laos, Turkey further relations, strengthen cooperation Laos and Turkey have furthered enhancement of diplomatic relations and cooperation with the East European country officially opening an embassy in the Asean member country on Wednesday. — Vientiane Times “Clean, Safety, Efficiency” 2018 Korea Energy Show Successfully Ends Korea Energy Show, hosted by the R. Korea’s Ministry of […]

Myanmar morning news for November 9

Myanmar morning news for November 9

Dozens of Rohingya flee camps by boat, reviving memories of 2015 tragedy Dozens of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar and Bangladesh have boarded boats to try to reach Malaysia, officials and aid workers said on Thursday, raising fears of a fresh wave of such dangerous voyages after a 2015 crackdown on people smugglers. — Reuters Journalist […]

Thailand morning news for November 9

Thailand morning news for November 9

Terminal 2 at U-Tapao airport to be fully opened in February The second passenger terminal building at U-Tapao International Airport will be fully opened in February, the airport’s director said. — The Nation China economic ties gain boost THAILAND is seeking to further flesh out its strategic economic cooperation with China by promoting another layer […]

Singapore morning news for November 9

Singapore morning news for November 9

Singaporeans are less satisfied with their credit cards in 2018 Singaporeans have expressed growing discontent over their existing credit cards with overall satisfaction falling 9 points to 718, according to a yearly study conducted by market research firm J.D. Power. — Singapore Business Review Defeated: Singapore, Brunei wipe out measles, rubella As authorities in Thailand […]

Thailand morning news for November 8

Thailand morning news for November 8

Thai-China trade pact signed Beijing: Thailand is moving ahead with plans to upgrade economic cooperation with China, agreeing Wednesday to the comprehensive framework on enhancing trade and economic partnership between the two nations and aiming to double bilateral trade to UScopy40 billion (4.59 trillion baht) by 2021. — Bangkok Post Marijuana bill shortened to allow […]

Thailand morning news for November 7

Thailand morning news for November 7

War hits investor confidence index The Federation of Thai Capital Market Organisations’ (Fetco) Investor Confidence Index (ICI) for the next three months (through to January 2019) fell into the neutral zone, decreasing by 7.23 per cent to 113.73. — The Nation Private sector expects export growth to slow next year In addition, the new United […]

Thailand morning news for November 6

Thailand morning news for November 6

Consumer confidence drops in Sept The Center for Economic and Business Forecasting has remarked that the U.S.-China trade war and the lower number of Chinese tourists were negative psychological factors that affected consumer confidence in September. — NNT Pheu Thai won’t join political discussions if invited by NCPO The Pheu Thai Party will opt out […]

Asean politicians, Unesco: Impunity for journalist killings & abuse must end (video)

Asean politicians, Unesco: Impunity for journalist killings & abuse must end (video)

A coalition of human-rights concerned politicians from across the region on Friday called on governments throughout Southeast Asia to end the increasing number of assaults and abuses of media workers throughout the region. In a statement issued to mark ‘International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists’ on November 2, Asean Parliamentarians for Human […]

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