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Investing in Myanmar: What about the poppy economy?

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With investors queuing up and pouring billions of dollars into the Myanmar economy prompting a radical socio-economic transition, the question has to be raised:...
No ‘butts’ about ASEAN healthcare

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In the Philippines, there is no need to fear committing a faux pas by taking a cigarette from an open pack on a table....
Worldwide concerns over Thailand’s overlooked slavery issue

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“I saw others beaten with different instruments, with things like a wooden rod or things like that… the senior crew attacked workers with knives....
Thailand wants tourists to buy health insurance

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Thailand's state agencies have agreed "in principle" with the Public Health Ministry's proposal to require foreign tourists to buy travel and health insurance before...
Sixt drives into Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam

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The Thai subsidiary of German car rental company Sixt said it will spend more than $3.2 million to extend its business to Laos, Myanmar...
Thailand to battle obesity, starting with cops

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Thai health authorities have realised that there is a growing problem with obesity in the nation, with the number of overweight preschool children having...
Thailand gives nod to $11b water management loan

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Thailand's finance ministry on June 28 signed a contract for loans to finance the $11 billion water and flood management scheme, the country's state...
Thailand’s $11b water management project stalled

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In another blow to the ruling coalition in Thailand, a court in Bangkok on June 27  decided that the planned $11 billion flood control...
Thailand’s Deputy Commerce Minister mocked for promotion video

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In an attempt to promote traditional grocery stores, Thailand’s Deputy Commerce Minister Nattawut Saikuar wrote and released a music video titled “Show Huay Show...
Thailand cuts GDP growth target for 2013

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A sluggish global economy and the volatility of Thailand currency, the baht, were the reasons cited by the country's National Economic and Social Development...
Thailand mulls taking Indonesia’s fuel-hike poison

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Thailand is considering following the recent path taken by Indonesia to eradicate costly fuel subsidies, a programme that amounted to $8 billion in 2012...
Visa-free Japan to attract Thais, Malaysians

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Effective July 1, 2013, passport holders of Thailand and Malaysia won't need a prearranged visa for short stays in Japan any more. The country...
Thailand burns $400m worth of drugs (video)

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Thai authorities burned $400 million-worth of narcotics on World Drug Day on June 26 in the Thai city of Ayutthaya north of Bangkok, according...
Thai luxury hotel group to launch resort in Qatar

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Thailand's Minor Hotel Group, best known for its luxury hotel brand Anantara, has said it will be venturing into Qatar and launch its first...
Thailand’s PTT readies massive Myanmar energy investment

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PTT, Thailand’s largest energy firm, is readying billions of US dollars to invest further into the rapidly opening Myanmar economy, President and CEO Pailin...
Thailand promotes investment in southern Muslim region

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Thailand's Board of Investment (BOI) has announced new investment promotion measures that are targeted at the southern border provinces which are predominantly Muslim. The new...
Thais prefer internet over telly, study says

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Google Thailand found out in a study that Thais spend more time on the internet than watching TV. They are spending around 16 hours...
Thai luxury property developer on track with IPO

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Pace Development, a Bangkok-based developer of luxury properties and builder of the country's tallest skyscraper, MahaNakhon Tower, said it is on track with its...