Archive for September 4th, 2019

BAAC sees weak demand from farmers

04-Sep-2019 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

The state-owned Bank for Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives (BAAC) is facing tepid loan demand, with a meagre 4.17 billion baht in loans extended for the three months [...]
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Soaring baht continues to court investors and speculators

04-Sep-2019 Intellasia | TheThaiger | 6:02 AM

The Thai baht continues to be the best performing currency in Asia. On a year-on-year basis it has soared more than 8 percent against the USD and this year reached a six-year [...]
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Large heroin bust announced in Bangkok

04-Sep-2019 Intellasia | TheThaiger | 6:02 AM

The deputy national police has announced the arrest of two suspects in two large drug seizures. Heroin weighing 100 kilograms, plus one and a half kilograms of cocaine were [...]
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Second storm to shower Isaan and Much of Thailand to day

04-Sep-2019 Intellasia | Khaosodenglish | 6:02 AM

Isaan and Bangkok should expect more heavy rain Monday as a new storm approaches Hainan in China. Just after tropical storm Podul left the country on Saturday, the Thai [...]
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UPDATE 4-Global nickel supply to drop on Indonesia’s ore export ban in 2020

04-Sep-2019 Intellasia | reuters | 6:02 AM

* Ban to begin on January 1, two years ahead of schedule official * LME nickel price surges to most in 5 years * Global nickel market facing 100,000 T deficit next year [...]
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Indonesia deport Aussies for Papua protest

04-Sep-2019 Intellasia | 9News | 6:02 AM

Indonesia has deported three of four Australians for joining in pro-independence demonstrations in West Papua, where deadly protests have erupted over the last two weeks [...]
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Indonesia’s new capital will be an environmental disaster and yet another protected rainforest will be destroyed

04-Sep-2019 Intellasia | Independent | 6:02 AM

The government brands the new capital as a sustainable project, despite parts of the city taking up protected space. But it’ll just repeat mistakes made in Jakarta [...]
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Indonesia arrests dozens for Papua protests that set buildings afire

04-Sep-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Indonesian police have arrested dozens of people in the easternmost region of Papua following protests last week in which buildings were set ablaze, a police spokesman said [...]
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Bank Danamon to get new boss following merger

04-Sep-2019 Intellasia | JakartaPost | 6:02 AM

Bank Danamon has appointed a new president director following the completion of an operational merger between Bank Danamon and former Bank Nusantara Parahyangan (BNP). [...]
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Gamers breathe new life to internet cafes in Jakarta

04-Sep-2019 Intellasia | JakartaPost | 6:02 AM

With most public places now providing free Wi-Fi and the emergence of co-working spaces, hundreds of warung internet (internet cafes), or warnet for short, have closed down [...]
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Indonesia to raise state health insurer’s premiums to plug cash deficit

04-Sep-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Indonesia’s state health insurer will raise its premiums by at least 65 percent starting this month to plug a deficit expected to reach 32 trillion rupiah ($2.25 [...]
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Indonesia ban on nickel seen as resource nationalism

04-Sep-2019 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:02 AM

Indonesia will enforce a complete ban on the export of raw nickel ore from January 1, two years earlier than planned, as the nation seeks to lock in supplies for dozens of [...]
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Indonesian students invent pinger to find quake victims

04-Sep-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

It’s the size of a credit card and about as slim. But if you’re trapped under rubble after an earthquake, it just might save your life. A trio of Indonesian [...]
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Indonesia to deport 4 Australia tourists who joined protests

04-Sep-2019 Intellasia | StarTribune | 6:02 AM

Indonesian authorities are deporting four Australian tourists for participating in a demonstration that called for the independence of the country’s restive Papua [...]
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From Jakarta to East Kalimantan: Will Malaysia benefit from Indonesia’s new capital?

04-Sep-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:02 AM

Indonesia’s president Joko Widodo or Jokowi, has proposed for East Kalimantan, the richest and most bustling of the five provinces, to replace Jakarta as the [...]
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