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Singapore: Investment in fintechs surges
18/08/2019
Investment in Singapore’s financial technology companies in the first half of 2019 has quadrupled from a year ago to USD453 million, according to a recent report of consulting company Accenture.
Thailand reduces use of 1.5 billion plastic bags over past year
16:04 20/08/2019
The Thai government’s waste-management policy has reduced the use of 1.5 billion plastic bags since August 17th last year, the country’s Pollution Control Department (PCD) reported.
Thailand expects economic growth of over 3 percent this year
11:33 19/08/2019
The economic cabinet of Thailand remains optimistic that the country’s economic growth will exceed 3 percent this year despite the sluggish global outlook.
Thailand improves quality of street food to boost tourism
14:45 18/08/2019
Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health on August 16th pledged to improve the quality of street food to boost tourism and economic growth.
Malaysia serves 78.2 mln domestic tourists last year
14:44 18/08/2019
Malaysian Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture Mohamaddin Ketapi said on August 15th that the country served 78.2 million domestic tourists last year, up nearly 11 percent year-on-year.
Four major Thai banks cut loan interest rates to spur economy
15:12 16/08/2019
Four major banks of Thailand have decided to cut their minimum retail rate (MRR) by 0.25 percentage point to help lower financial costs of small and medium enterprises (SMEs), increase their competitiveness and support the Thai economy.
Indonesia bans activities around Volcano Merapi
11:05 15/08/2019
Indonesian authorities have banned residents and trekkers from doing activities within 3km from the summit of Mount Merapi, as the volcano located between Central Java and Yogyakarta provinces spewed hot lava on August 14th.
Thai House Speaker assures envoys of readiness for AIPA summit
10:22 15/08/2019
The Speaker of the House of Representatives of Thailand, Chuan Leekpai, has addressed envoys from the ASEAN Parliament, assuring them that security measures are in place for the 40th ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA), which will take place later this month.
Ceremony marks 52nd anniversary of ASEAN in Australia
10:47 14/08/2019
The Committee of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in Canberra held a ceremony in the Australian capital city on August 13th to celebrate the bloc’s 52nd founding anniversary (August 8th).
RoK, Philippines launch third round of FTA talks
19:18 13/08/2019
The Republic of Korea (RoK) and the Philippines began the third round of negotiations on a bilateral free trade agreement in Busan city on August 12th.