Archive for August 17th, 2020

Thailand’s Covid success turns economic failure

17-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Asia Times | 6:02 AM

Thailand’s relative success in containing Covid-19 is being overshadowed as the pandemic’s impact on the kingdom’s devastated economy becomes more glaringly [...] » More

Thai Airways shares suspended after auditors decline to sign off on accounts

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

Thai Airways International Pcl (THAI.BK) shares were suspended by the bourse on Friday after auditors declined to sign off on its financial statements for the six months to [...] » More

Thai second-quarter GDP to post record contraction, slow recovery seen: Reuters poll

17-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Theedgemarkets | 6:02 AM

Thailand’s economy likely shrank by a new record in April-June, a Reuters poll showed on Friday, as the coronavirus pandemic battered tourism and domestic spending, [...] » More

Thai student released on bail vows to continue anti-government protests

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

A Thai student activist vowed on Saturday to continue to protest against the government and demand reform of the monarchy after being detained overnight on charges related to [...] » More

Thailand commutes death sentences in killings of UK tourists

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

Two migrant workers from Myanmar convicted in the 2014 killings of two young British tourists on a Thai holiday island have had their death sentences reduced to life [...] » More

Indonesia reports 2,307 new coronavirus infections, 53 deaths

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

Indonesia reported 2,307 new coronavirus infections on Friday, taking the total number of cases in the Southeast country to 135,123, data from Indonesia’s COVID-19 task [...] » More

Major continuous beam for Indonesia’s Jakarta-Bandung High-Speed-Railway built

17-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Xinhua | 6:02 AM

Construction for a major continuous beam of the China-built Jakarta-Bandung high-speed-railway (HSR) in West Java province was completed on Saturday. The continuous beam at [...] » More

Indonesia calls for a pause in global conflict to ensure pandemic relief

17-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Thejakartapost | 6:02 AM

With Indonesia celebrating 75 years of independence on Monday and the United Nations commemorating 75 years of its establishment next month, Foreign minister Retno Marsudi [...] » More

Indonesia to close doors to foreign tourists until vaccine found

17-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Kydo News | 6:02 AM

Indonesia will continue not to open its doors to foreign tourists until a new coronavirus vaccine is found and immunity can be provided, a government official said Saturday, [...] » More

Indonesia’s foreign debt rises in Q2 as govt issues global sukuk, more SBNs

17-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Thejakartapost | 6:02 AM

Indonesia’s foreign debt rose by the end of June as the government issued global sukuk and large amounts of sovereign debt papers (SBNs) sold to foreign investors as [...] » More

Indonesia takes part in late-stage China vaccine trial

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

More people in Indonesia rolled up their sleeves Friday to test a potential coronavirus vaccine developed by a Chinese company. The Indonesian government announced the [...] » More

Freedom of choice: Are Indonesian women caught in a policy trap?

17-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Thejakartapost | 6:02 AM

Women were central to the fall of Soeharto, and there is no doubt that women have continued to experience important gains since Reformasi began in 1998. Indonesia has already [...] » More

Indonesia Coronavirus Cases Exceed 2,000 for Three Consecutive Days

17-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Jakartaglobe | 6:02 AM

Coronavirus is still raging on in Indonesia with 2,345 new cases on Saturday to bring the total number of confirmed cases to 137,468, including 6,071 deaths. For the first [...] » More

Indonesia revises down 2020 GDP forecast

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

Indonesia’s Finance minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati said on Friday the government has revised down its forecast for gross domestic product this year to a range of 1.1 [...] » More

Car sales in Indonesia increased 100pct in July

17-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Antaranews | 6:02 AM

Car sales in Indonesia rose by 100.3 percent to 25,283 vehicles in July, from 12,623 units a month earlier, Association of Indonesian Motor Vehicle Producers (Gaikindo) [...] » More