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World Cup 2034 closer to become pan-ASEAN event

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Malaysia could join three countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), namely Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam, in their consideration to bid for...
As soccer World Cup kicks off, Vietnam legalises sports betting

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While Thailand’s authorities are eagerly trying to curb any illegal betting during the World Cup 2018 and police are even busy to arrest more...
Bangkok enters list of 100 most expensive cities in the world

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As cost of living in Thailand is on the rise and the baht remains strong, Bangkok has now entered the global top 100 most...
Thai junta hikes security and defense budget by 20% to $10 billion

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The Thai junta unveiled a new $10-billion defense and security budget for the 2019 fiscal year on June 7 in what Prime Minister Prayut...
Grab to launch e-cash and Big Data-based micro lending in Thailand

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Ride hailing company Grab in its drive to expand in the financial services sector is planning to launch e-cash and micro lending in Thailand,...
Thailand’s growth forecast hiked to 4.5%, but substantial challenges remain

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Thailand’ finance ministry raised this year’s GDP growth forecast for the country to 4.5 per cent from an earlier 4.2 per cent on the...
Go-Jek confirms expansion to Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam, Singapore

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Indonesia's homegrown ride-hailing app Go-Jek on May 24 confirmed earlier reports that it will launch its services in four other Southeast Asian countries as...
Bangkok motorbike taxi drivers protest ride hailing startups

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Hundreds of motorbike drivers staged a street protest on May 17 in downtown Bangkok in front of the office of GoBike, a Thai motorbike...
Thailand ready to host meeting between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un

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Thailand’s Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai on April 24 said teh country was willing to host a meeting between US President Donald Trump and North...
Indonesia considers joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership

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Indonesia is studying the possibility of joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) without the United States, known as TPP-11. The country will discuss the matter...
Alibaba commits to $320-million investment in Thailand

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Alibaba Group on April 20 signed an agreement as scheduled with the Thai government to build a “Smart Digital Trading Hub” in the country,...
Kenya could show Thailand how to tackle its plastic trash problem

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The East African nation of Kenya has the potential to become a role model for Thailand when it comes to curb the exorbitant use...
Developer cashes in on Bangkok’s tallest building, sells core parts to King Power

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Thailand’s luxury property builder Pace Development sold key parts of Bangkok’s tallest skyscraper MahaNakhon Tower to domestic duty free retail company King Power, media...
Go-Jek readies to enter Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam and Singapore

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Indonesia’s highly popular ride-hailing service Go-Jek is close to its a number of announcements that it will expand within Southeast Asia and enter the...
Thailand wields the tax axe over crypto investors

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Thailand is planning to tax investors in digital currencies such as Bitcoin at a heavy rate in one of its latest attempts to regulate...
Malaysia hopes for substantial tourist arrival hike up to 2020

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Malaysia’s tourism promotion agency Tourism Malaysia says it was possible that the country could receive 36 million tourists by 2020, a growth of 39...
Profit vs. environment: Top Southeast Asia beaches close for clean-up

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Pollution, inadequate infrastructure and mass tourism are taking their toll on two of Southeast Asia’s most popular beach destinations, Boracay in the Philippines and...
Thai billionaire buys e-commerce portal Tarad, heating up competition

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Thai beverage, property, industrial, agriculture and retail conglomerate TCC Group said it is acquiring a majority stake in Tarad.com, a leading domestic e-marketplace operator...