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Thai PM downplays democracy movement’s spread to schools

Thai PM downplays democracy movement’s spread to schools

19-Aug-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Thailand’s premier on Tuesday played down the spread of the country’s democracy movement to high schools where students have been raising a three-fingered salute [...] » More

Prawit: 3-finger gesture is Scouts’ salute

19-Aug-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

Deputy prime minister Prawit Wongsuwon light-heartedly dismissed the three-fingered hand gesture used by protesting students as the salute used by the Boy Scouts, and then [...] » More

Cross-border trade drops by over 9pct in first half

19-Aug-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

Thailand’s cross-border trade fell by 9.18 percent year-on-year in the first half, attributed to lockdown measures and the slowing economies of neighbouring countries. [...] » More

Charter rewrite takes first step

19-Aug-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

An attempt to write a new charter, seen as a crucial step to defuse tension and resolve political conflicts, got off the ground on Monday after House Speaker Chuan Leekpai [...] » More

BoT gauges dividend suspension decision

19-Aug-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

The Bank of Thailand is assessing banks’ stress tests and capital increase plans for the next two years before considering whether to relax the interim dividend payment [...] » More

Thailand logs 3 new Covid imports Tuesday

19-Aug-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

The government on Tuesday reported three new cases of the novel coronavirus, quarantined returnees from Russia and India, raising the total to 3,381. The Centre for Covid-19 [...] » More

Thailand’s monarchy was long considered God-like. But protesters say it’s time for change

19-Aug-2020 Intellasia | CNN | 6:02 AM

It was an act unthinkable in Thailand mere months ago an estimated 10,000 anti-government protesters packing Bangkok’s Democracy Monument on Sunday, with some calling [...] » More

Raising anti-government salutes, high school students show protest support

18-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Coconuts Singapore | 6:02 AM

Local police in Thailand’s northeast have denied ripping ribbons off high school students who added their voices this morning to ongoing protests against the [...] » More

Penang halts medical tourists after arrivals from Indonesia

18-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Bangkok Post | 6:02 AM

Malaysia’s northern state of Penang has barred entry by overseas visitors seeking medical treatment until it finalises new health and safety procedures in light of the [...] » More

Emerging markets rally faces headwinds

18-Aug-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

The emerging-market rally that has all but wiped out the losses since the start of the coronavirus pandemic looks headed for a late-August reappraisal amid a resurgence of [...] » More

Thailand plans more stimulus measures this month: deputy PM

18-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Thailand plans to introduce more stimulus measures later this month, a new deputy prime minister said on Monday, as the economy contracted sharply in the previous quarter due [...] » More

Thailand suffers biggest economic slump since 1998, government announces more stimulus

18-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Thailand’s economy suffered its biggest annual contraction since the Asian financial crisis in the second quarter due to the fallout of the coronavirus, prompting the [...] » More

Malaysian visitor found infected after he returned home

18-Aug-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

Health officials are investigating the case of a Malaysian visitor to Bangkok who tested positive for Covid-19 after he returned to his homeland. Dr Tanarak Plipat, deputy [...] » More

Thailand’s king commutes death sentences of men convicted of killing British tourists

18-Aug-2020 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

Two men who were convicted of killing two young British tourists on a Thai holiday island have had their death sentences commuted to life imprisonment by Thailand’s [...] » More

High office vacancy rates trouble China

18-Aug-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

China’s economy has rebounded since the coronavirus outbreak eased, but office vacancies in major cities are at their highest since the global financial crisis in 2008, [...] » More