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Derelict shopping plaza in Thailand becomes urban aquarium

16-Jan-2015 Intellasia | Dailymail | 6:00 AM

It was once home to dozens of fashion stores – that was before the fish moved in. Bizarre photographs have emerged of a derelict shopping mall in Bangkok, Thailand, [...]
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Thailand fights forced labour with new regulations

16-Jan-2015 Intellasia | DPA | 6:00 AM

Thailand will carry out new regulations over concerns regarding forced labour on its fishing boats, a senior official said Monday. Among the new regulations that will be put [...]
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Lower global growth forecast ‘won’t affect Thailand’

16-Jan-2015 Intellasia | Nation Multimedia | 6:00 AM

LOCAL ECONOMISTS say the latest World Bank report cutting its 2015 global growth forecast to 3 per cent from its June prediction of 3.4 per cent will not affect their own [...]
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Thai Banks: 5 Reasons To Remain Bearish

16-Jan-2015 Intellasia | Barrons | 6:00 AM

Throughout H2 2014, we have stated our view that Thai banking stocks are overpriced. With 2014 over, we provide five points to update our view. These are not all negative, [...]
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Border rows loom over ministers’ meet

16-Jan-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Pope Francis will on Thursday immerse himself in the Catholic Church’s passionate and chaotic Asian heartland as he lands in the Philippines for a five-day trip that is [...]
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Rights groups urge Thailand to end project that sends prisoners to sea

16-Jan-2015 Intellasia | Nation Multimedia | 6:00 AM

More than a dozen rights groups urged Thailand on Thursday to end a project to recruit prisoners to work on fishing boats, saying it would not address problems in the fishing [...]
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Thailand’s anti-human trafficking efforts make progress

15-Jan-2015 Intellasia | NNT | 6:00 AM

The Thai government has expressed satisfaction with the progress of its anti-human trafficking operations and hoped that the US would find its Trafficking in Persons (TIP) [...]
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Thailand shuts down Australian gold mine over health fears

15-Jan-2015 Intellasia | SMH | 6:00 AM

Thai authorities have ordered the suspension for 30 days of an Australian gold mine in northern Thailand amid concerns over the health of thousands of villagers living [...]
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Sinwa starts operations in Thailand

15-Jan-2015 Intellasia | Seaship News | 6:00 AM

Sinwa Ltd, one of Singapore’s largest marine suppliers, has begun operations at its new Thai office, which will support the offshore oil industry in the Gulf of [...]
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N. Korean ambassador asks Thailand to open Pyonyang embassy

15-Jan-2015 Intellasia | Nknews | 6:00 AM

The North Korean ambassador to Thailand last week asked the Thai authorities to set up an embassy in Pyongyang, according to the Bangkok post. Thai deputy prime minister [...]
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Japanese man sues Thailand for return of surrogate-born children

15-Jan-2015 Intellasia | Japan Times | 6:00 AM

A 24-year-old Japanese man has sued the Thai government for the return of children born between him and surrogate mothers, a senior Thai government official said Tuesday. The [...]
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Turkish NGOs rally for help to Uighurs in Thailand

15-Jan-2015 Intellasia | Daily Sabah | 6:00 AM

A group of Turkish non-governmental organisations staged a rally in Istanbul on Tuesday asking the government to help the hundreds of Uighurs detained in Thailand, as well as [...]
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Royal Mint seeks expansion into Southeast Asia with Thailand deal

15-Jan-2015 Intellasia | IB Times | 6:00 AM

The Royal Mint has struck a deal with the Thai government which could generate millions of pounds of business for the company in Southeast Asia. The UK government-owned firm [...]
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Thailand’s Land & Houses targets 8 pct rise in 2015 housing sales

15-Jan-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Thailand’s largest home builder Land & Houses PCL said on Wednesday it planned to invest 12 billion baht ($366 million)this year and aimed for housing sales of 34 [...]
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Thailand to adopt fines, GPS to ‘eradicate slave trade’

14-Jan-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Thailand is deploying GPS on fishing boats, adopting steep fines and a budget to hire 700 anti-corruption staff in an effort to combat human trafficking ahead of a US [...]
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