Archive for September 9th, 2021

GSB returns to paper for savings lotteries

09-Sep-2021 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 5:02 AM

While government Savings Bank (GSB) has been going digital, many of its customers, mostly elderly people, want the bank to continue to offer its savings lotteries in a paper [...] » More

Thailand launches mass Covid-19 testing in Bangkok’s biggest slum

09-Sep-2021 Intellasia | Straitstimes | 5:02 AM

For families struggling to survive on $150 (S$202) a month in Bangkok’s biggest slum, coronavirus swab tests are a luxury that few can afford. The Khlong Toei slum, [...] » More

BCP upbeat on Q3 prospects

09-Sep-2021 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 5:02 AM

Bangchak Corporation Plc (BCP), a mostly state-owned energy company, expects bright business prospects in the third quarter this year, thanks to higher global oil prices and [...] » More

Survey shows over half of Thai hotels are considering closing due to low demand

09-Sep-2021 Intellasia | Bangkok Post | 5:02 AM

A survey conducted by the Bank of Thailand and the Thai Hotels Association shows that 52 percent of hotels are considering closing temporarily and 9 percent want to shut down [...] » More

12 million Sinovac doses to arrive this month or next

09-Sep-2021 Intellasia | The Pattaya News | 5:02 AM

The Cabinet Committee has approved a 4.25 billion baht budget to buy another 12 million Sinovac doses. The vaccine will be used for the immunity boost and the cross-formula [...] » More

Warning over cyberattack threats

09-Sep-2021 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 5:02 AM

Organisations need to bolster their online defences as rising numbers of cyberattacks against the public and private sectors indicate that data leaks and digital threats will [...] » More

Covid-19 Resurgence Clouds Rebound in Business Travel

09-Sep-2021 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 5:02 AM

Companies are delaying sending employees back on the road this fall amid another surge in coronavirus cases. Airlines and hotels had hoped that business travel one of the [...] » More

Tourism officials push for resumption of Russia flights in last quarter

09-Sep-2021 Intellasia | Bangkok Post | 5:02 AM

The Tourism Authority of Thailand says it’s essential that commercial flights between Russia and Thailand be allowed to resume during the last quarter of the year. [...] » More

Fire in Indonesia prison kills 41 in block crowded to more than 3 times capacity

09-Sep-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 5:02 AM

A fire killed 41 inmates in an overcrowded prison block in Indonesia’s Banten province, a government minister said on Wednesday, injuring scores more in a blaze that [...] » More

Indonesia’s consumer confidence index falls to 77.3 in August

09-Sep-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 5:02 AM

Indonesia’s consumer confidence index fell further in August to 77.3, compared with 80.2 in the previous month, as consumers’ perception of the economy weakened, [...] » More

Industry Ministry lauds health devices exports to Thailand, Ireland

09-Sep-2021 Intellasia | AntaraNews | 5:02 AM

The Industry Ministry has lauded PT Taishan Alkes Indonesia for exporting medical devices to Thailand and Ireland, saying this demonstrates the competitiveness of the [...] » More

Indonesia approves J&J, Cansino COVID-19 vaccines for emergency use

09-Sep-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 5:02 AM

Indonesia has approved the single-dose COVID-19 vaccines produced by Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies, part of Johnson & Johnson, and China’s CanSino Biological Inc [...] » More

Vice President, Jakarta Governor observe direct learning at schools

09-Sep-2021 Intellasia | AntaraNews | 5:02 AM

Vice President Ma’ruf Amin and Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan witnessed up close the face-to-face learning activities conducted at several schools in Jakarta on [...] » More

Indonesia records its lowest rate of positive coronavirus tests

09-Sep-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 5:02 AM

Indonesia’s daily coronavirus positivity rate dropped below the World Health Organization’s (WHO) benchmark standard of 5 percent this week for the first time, an [...] » More

Face-to-face learning commences at 1,471 schools in West Java

09-Sep-2021 Intellasia | AntaraNews | 5:02 AM

The West Java Provincial Education Office revealed that 1,471 high schools (SMA) and vocational high schools (SMK) in its region had started conducting face-to-face learning [...] » More