Thailand's capital pilots free space for street hawkers

Thailand's capital pilots free space for street hawkers

Thailand's capital city of Bangkok has kicked off a project to offer space free of charge for hawkers and street vendors in the heart of the city in a bid to clear cluttered pavements.
EU-Singapore launch digital partnership

EU-Singapore launch digital partnership

The European Union (EU) and Singapore on February 1 signed in Brussels the EU-Singapore Digital Partnership (EUSDP) that will lead to a digital trade agreement to enable consumers and businesses to transact online more seamlessly and at lower costs.
COVID-19 situation improves in Thailand

COVID-19 situation improves in Thailand

The Thai Ministry of Public Health reported on January 30 that the local COVID-19 situation is improving.
Singapore's production sector predicted to remain gloomy in Q1

Singapore's production sector predicted to remain gloomy in Q1

Singapore's manufacturing outlook may continue gloomy in the first quarter of 2023, after its manufacturing output shrank for a third consecutive month in December last year, said economists.
Indonesia plans to ban copper exports in 2023

Indonesia plans to ban copper exports in 2023

Indonesian president Joko Widodo said his government will soon consider halting the export of unprocessed copper ores to encourage domestic processing of raw materials in the country’s industrialisation push, following a similar policy on nickel and bauxite.
Thailand's industrial production index falls sharply in December

Thailand's industrial production index falls sharply in December

Thailand's industrial output further declined more than expected in December 2022, as a global slowdown hit demand for Thai exports, according to the Ministry of Industry.
IMF lowers economic growth forecast for ASEAN region

IMF lowers economic growth forecast for ASEAN region

Singapore and other Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) economies are seeing downgrades to their 2023 growth outlooks because slowing global growth will outweigh the positive impact from China's economic reopening, International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief economist Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas said on January 31.
Indonesia boosts cooperation with Eurasian Economic Union

Indonesia boosts cooperation with Eurasian Economic Union

Indonesia’s Minister of Trade Zulkifli Hasan has called for the promotion of economic cooperation between his country and the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), saying he expects the free trade agreement (FTA) between the two sides to be completed soon.
Lao NA approves series of personnel adjustments

Lao NA approves series of personnel adjustments

The Standing Committee of the 9th Lao National Assembly (NA) approved a host of personnel adjustments at its monthly regular meeting on December 30.
Indonesia accelerates tourism growth in 2023

Indonesia accelerates tourism growth in 2023

Indonesian President Joko Widodo emphasised that 2023 is expected to be an opportune time for recovering and expediting the growth of the country's tourism sector, with the government planning to hold several prominent events.
Thailand, EU to resume FTA talks in March

Thailand, EU to resume FTA talks in March

Thailand and the EU have agreed to pursue free trade agreement (FTA) negotiations in the first quarter this year, after nearly a decade of stagnation.
Speaker of RoK National Assembly concludes official visit to Vietnam

Speaker of RoK National Assembly concludes official visit to Vietnam

Speaker of the National Assembly (NA) of the Republic of Korea (RoK) Kim Jin-pyo and his wife left Hanoi on January 18, concluding their seven-day official visit to Vietnam at the invitation of NA Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue.
Super-rich grab half of all new wealth in past decade: Oxfam

Super-rich grab half of all new wealth in past decade: Oxfam

The richest 1 per cent has nearly doubled as much wealth as the rest of the world put together over the past two years.
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