Archive for November 29th, 2019

There’s a falling likelihood of another budget delay in 2020, a global bank says

29-Nov-2019 Intellasia | PhilStar | 6:02 AM

Another budget delay is unlikely to happen next year, boding well for the economy in the coming quarters, a global bank said Thursday. The Senate on Wednesday approved on [...] » More

Philippines, World Bank sign $300-M loan deal for additional 4Ps funding

Philippines, World Bank sign $300-M loan deal for additional 4Ps funding

29-Nov-2019 Intellasia | PhilStar | 6:02 AM

The Philippine government and World Bank signed Thursday a loan agreement providing an additional $300 million financing for conditional cash transfer programme for the [...] » More

Duterte wants probe on SEA Games mess

29-Nov-2019 Intellasia | PhilStar | 6:02 AM

President Duterte wants an investigation of the issues hounding the Philippines’ hosting of this year’s Southeast Asian Games (SEAG), including claims that the [...] » More

Southeast Asian Games in chaos as players go hungry and athletes sleep on floor

29-Nov-2019 Intellasia | TheGuardian | 6:02 AM

Philippines organisers admit ‘inconveniences’ have seen teams stranded at airports and players underfed The organisers behind the Southeast Asian Games have [...] » More

How the Philippines hopes to fight transport congestion and corruption

29-Nov-2019 Intellasia | GOVInsider | 6:02 AM

The Philippines loses $24 billion a year from traffic congestion in the capital city, Metro Manila. Filippinos spend nine years of their lives sitting in traffic. The [...] » More

Non-compliant LGUs to face charges, second clearing ops to be launched DILG

29-Nov-2019 Intellasia | UNTV News | 6:02 AM

The Department of the Interior and Local government (DILG) is set to file charges against local government units (LGU) that failed to comply with the agency’s clearing [...] » More

Four Chinese arrested for begging

29-Nov-2019 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

Four Chinese men have been arrested for begging in Bangkok, with bogus stories to draw public sympathy that allowed them to earn 2,500 baht a day each. Immigration police [...] » More

Lam’s visit seeking to bolster HK investment

29-Nov-2019 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam is scheduled to arrive in Thailand on Thursday to reinforce cooperation with Thailand on economic matters, as well as innovation, [...] » More

Thailand’s ‘floating’ crosswalk makes drivers stop and look

29-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

The Thai children walking on the zebra crossing look as if they are stepping from one white board, floating well above the road, to the nextbut it is just an optical [...] » More

KBank predicts baht climb against dollar

29-Nov-2019 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

Kasikornbank (KBank) sees the baht rising to 29.25 against the US dollar at the end of 2020, pointing to the US’s structural problems and external uncertainties. The [...] » More

300 flee over border to Thailand from fighting in Burma

29-Nov-2019 Intellasia | The Thaiger | 6:02 AM

About 300 ethnic Mon people have fled from Myanmar into Thailand to escape fighting near their village, between Burmese troops and Mon rebels, according to a border source. [...] » More

Thailand unlikely to abolish the draft

29-Nov-2019 Intellasia | The Thaiger | 6:02 AM

Thai deputy PM Prawit Wongsuwon says military conscription won’t be scrapped any time soon, as there aren’t enough volunteers signing up for service. Prawit told [...] » More

‘New’ committee reverses ban on farm chemicals

29-Nov-2019 Intellasia | The Thaiger | 6:02 AM

The Thai government will lift the proposed ban on the herbicide glyphosate, and delay the ban on paraquat and the pesticide chlorpyrifos for six months. It’s an [...] » More

Factory output falls 8.45pct y/y, worse than forecast

29-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Thailand’s manufacturing production index (MPI) in October fell 8.45 percent from a year earlier, dragged down by lower production of cars, petroleum and steel, the [...] » More

Norwegian Air to end routes from Sweden, Denmark to US, Thailand

29-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Budget airline Norwegian Air is ending flights from Copenhagen and Stockholm to the United States and Thailand due to weak demand and technical problems affecting the engines [...] » More