Archive for April, 2020

City Hall lists places for reopening

29-Apr-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration plans to reopen restaurants, markets, exercise venues, parks, hairdressers, clinics, animal hospitals and grooming parlours, golf [...] » More

Virus fear over 9,000 returnees to Thailand, among whom are 500 Cambodians

29-Apr-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

Thailand has expressed concerns over the return of up to 9,000 workers after April 30, among whom are an estimated 600 Cambodians. The returnees comprise nationals from 14 [...] » More

Ministry keen to build LNG stockpile while prices low

29-Apr-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

The Energy Ministry has thrown full support behind a plan by state-owned energy firms to import additional liquefied natural gas (LNG) from spot markets, where LNG has hit [...] » More

Thailand confirms nine new coronavirus cases, one new death

29-Apr-2020 Intellasia | PhuketNews | 6:02 AM

The government today (April 27) reported nine new coronavirus cases and one additional death, bringing the total in Thailand to 2,931 infections and 52 deaths since the [...] » More

Bangkok’s condominium market in 2019 and operators’ strategy for survival in 2020

29-Apr-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

The condominium market in 2019 included an accumulated sales rate of 525,223 units, from the total supply of 623,381 units, according to Risinee Sarikaputra, director of [...] » More

Thailand’s coronavirus medics feel strain even as cases decline

29-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

For Bangkok nurse Kanjana Kamoun, the coronavirus Intensive Care Ward is not only where she works all day, it is where she thinks she is when she wakes up in the middle of [...] » More

Experts approve of OIC policy

29-Apr-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

Industry experts recommend auto insurance policyholders exploit the Office of the Insurance Commission’s (OIC) policy to allow insurers to temporarily charge premiums [...] » More

Lockdown to linger

29-Apr-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) has decided to extend the enforcement of the executive decree, the state’s most powerful weapon against [...] » More

Firms request lax rules for revival

29-Apr-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

Business leaders are coming out in support of the government’s extension of the emergency decree and curfew for another month, but have requested easing business [...] » More

Alcohol industry asks PM to lift booze ban nationwide

29-Apr-2020 Intellasia | TheThaiger | 6:02 AM

Thailand’s alcohol industry is banding together to ask PM Prayut Chan-o-cha to lift the ban on alcohol sales, imposed as part of the national state of emergency to halt [...] » More

Cabinet to mull cash freebie for farmers

29-Apr-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

The cabinet will discuss on Tuesday a proposal to give 5,000 baht in cash to each farming household for three months to ease the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the [...] » More

Insurance start-up Qoala gets $13.5 million investment

29-Apr-2020 Intellasia | JakartaPost | 6:02 AM

Qoala, an insurance technology start-up, has secured $13.5 million in its first round of financing from major investors Sequoia India, Flourish Ventures and Mirae Asset [...] » More

Indonesian Consumer Confidence is 153.9 lowest in over two years as COVID-19 coronavirus breaks out in the archipelago

29-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Roymorgan | 6:02 AM

In March 2020 Roy Morgan Indonesian Consumer Confidence dropped 5.1pts 153.9 from February. Consumer Confidence is now 7.4pts lower than a year ago in March 2019 (161.3) [...] » More

Government disburses $4.5m in village funds as cash aid for poor families

29-Apr-2020 Intellasia | JakartaPost | 6:02 AM

The government has disbursed around Rp 70 billion (US$4.5 million) in cash assistance for some 116,000 families using village funds to help them cope with the severe economic [...] » More

Indonesia: Senior MIT Militant Killed in Poso Gunfight

29-Apr-2020 Intellasia | BenarNews | 6:02 AM

Indonesian security forces killed a longtime senior member of an Islamic State-affiliated militant group in Central Sulawesi province over the weekend, police said Monday. [...] » More