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Thailand works out four strategies to promote exports
Thailand’s Ministry of Commerce has come up with four strategies to boost exports in 2020, including plans to expand existing major markets such as ASEAN, the European Union, the US, Japan, and China.
Thai rice price surges compared to other Asian countries
10:28 12/08/2019
Rice export prices in Thailand rose sharply this week on worries that the country’s worst drought in about a decade could reduce supply.
APEC Year 2020 to begin in November
10:42 09/08/2019
Malaysia will host the APEC Year 2020 from November 26th, 2019 to November 2020, with nearly 16,000 delegates from 21 member economies taking part, APEC 2020 head of logistics Suraya KA Rahman told a media briefing in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on August 8th.
Thai government approves fiscal 2020 budget
10:26 08/08/2019
The Thai cabinet has endorsed a budget of THB3.2 trillion (about USD104 billion) for fiscal year 2020, up 6.7 percent from fiscal 2019, which ends on September 30th.
Indonesia curbs private cars to cut air pollution
10:16 08/08/2019
The Indonesian capital city of Jakarta on August 7th announced new regulations to curb private cars as it moves to rein in choking air pollution.
Int’l experts criticise China's illegal activities in East Sea
10:49 07/08/2019
Many international experts have criticised China's illegal activities in the East Sea and demanded China to end its actions that have increased tensions in the region, to comply with international law and to implement trust-building measures to avoid conflicts.
Singapore tightens security ahead of National Day
10:39 05/08/2019
Singapore has tightened security ahead of its National Day, especially in Padang where a parade is scheduled to take place on August 9th.
EU announces plan to bolster security ties with ASEAN
11:09 03/08/2019
High representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy of the European Union (EU) Federica Mogherini on August 1st announced the deployment of military advisors in EU’s diplomatic corps in Asia.
Incomes, living standards of Singaporeans improve in 2017-2018
14:19 02/08/2019
The average income and living standards of Singaporeans in the 2017-2018 period have improved compared to the period from 2012-2013, according to the latest Household Expenditure Survey conducted by Singapore Department of Statistics (SingStat).
AMM-52: ministers discusses series of regional issues
10:21 01/08/2019
Delegates to the 52nd ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (AMM-52) in Bangkok on July 31st discussed the building of the ASEAN Community and foreign relations, and reviewed preparations for year-end summits, as well as exchanged ideas on international and regional issues of common concern.