Great Wall Motors starts selling Haval H6 hybrid electric vehicles in Thailand in overseas expansion drive

Great Wall Motors starts selling Haval H6 hybrid electric vehicles in Thailand in overseas expansion drive

Great Wall Motors, China’s largest maker of SUVs, plans to deliver its first locally-built Haval H6s in Thailand later this month, marking another milestone in its global expansion drive. The... Read more »
Asian markets’ coronavirus divide: bright prospects for China, Japan as tourism-dependent economies struggle

Asian markets’ coronavirus divide: bright prospects for China, Japan as tourism-dependent economies struggle

Until relatively recently, it seemed that Asia had a better grip on the pandemic than the rest of the world. However, as countries across the globe move from containment and suppression... Read more »
Logistics firm Haulio builds a stronger presence in Thailand

Logistics firm Haulio builds a stronger presence in Thailand

Since starting an early-stage pilot in 2020, Haulio has onboarded over 150 trucking companies with a network of more than 3,000 container trucks in Thailand. Read more »
Tencent Cloud adds Asian availability zones in new data centre splash

Tencent Cloud adds Asian availability zones in new data centre splash

Credit: Photo by 大 神 on Unsplash Tencent Cloud has launched three new data centre presences in Asia, opening its second availability zones in Bangkok and Tokyo, as well as... Read more »
Thailand ready to join efforts to boost int’l economic cooperation

Thailand ready to join efforts to boost int’l economic cooperation

Thailand stands ready to join efforts to enhance regional and global economic cooperation in a post-COVID-19 world, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha told the International Conference on the Future of Asia,... Read more »
JSCCIB cuts Thailand’s GDP growth forecast

JSCCIB cuts Thailand’s GDP growth forecast

The Joint Standing Committee on Commerce, Industry and Banking (JSCCIB) has reduced its GDP growth forecast for Thailand to 0.5-2 percent from 1.5-3 percent due to the severe impact of... Read more »
Thailand retains position as Vietnam’s largest trade partner in ASEAN despite Covid-19

Thailand retains position as Vietnam’s largest trade partner in ASEAN despite Covid-19

Thailand remains Vietnam’s largest trade partner in ASEAN and the ninth largest investor despite the Covid-19 pandemic. Read more »
36 tech organisations join to help Thailand hospitals battle COVID-19

36 tech organisations join to help Thailand hospitals battle COVID-19

AI for diagnosis, robotics, telehealth and remote monitoring are among technologies deployed in the field hospitals. Read more »
Atlona Appoints Vichai Trading 1983 as Commercial AV Distribution Partner in Thailand

Atlona Appoints Vichai Trading 1983 as Commercial AV Distribution Partner in Thailand

Atlona’s key business verticals includes corporate, education, government and hospitality with a broad, established reseller network. Read more »
First global payment link set up between Singapore and Thailand

First global payment link set up between Singapore and Thailand

The Monetary Authority of Singapore and Bank of Thailand aim to expand this bilateral linkage into a network of retail payment systems across ASEAN. Read more »
Thailand aims to leverage 5G tech to lead as an innovation-driven economy

Thailand aims to leverage 5G tech to lead as an innovation-driven economy

The country wants to use 5G technology, together with analytics, to support various industries and become a medical hub for the region. Read more »
Thailand celebrates Songkran in the new normal, without the splash

Thailand celebrates Songkran in the new normal, without the splash

While its back to basics for Songkran 2021 in Thailand, global visitors were able to virtually learn about the culture, meet elephants and make papaya salad. Read more »
Thailand celebrates Songkran in the new normal, without the splash

Thailand celebrates Songkran in the new normal, without the splash

While its back to basics for Songkran 2021 in Thailand, global visitors were able to virtually learn about the culture, meet elephants and make papaya salad. Read more »
Thailand government banks on science and tech to boost economy and social development in 2021

Thailand government banks on science and tech to boost economy and social development in 2021

A new innovation hub is being built in Rayong, a city in the east coast of the gulf of Thailand Read more »
Thailand injects another $96 million to build country’s digital economy

Thailand injects another $96 million to build country’s digital economy

Industries targeted for digital development in 2021 include government, education, healthcare and agriculture. Read more »
India launches anti-dumping probe on solar panels from Vietnam

India launches anti-dumping probe on solar panels from Vietnam

The Indian Ministry of Commerce and Industry has announced the initiation of an anti-dumping probe into solar cells originating from China, Thailand, and Vietnam, according to the Ministry of Industry... Read more »
India begins anti-dumping probe into Vietnam’s solar cells

India begins anti-dumping probe into Vietnam’s solar cells

Solar panels are seen on the Da Mi hydropower reservoir in the south-central coastal province of Binh Thuan. India has initiated an anti-dumping probe into Vietnam’s solar cells, while the... Read more »
Ransomware attack hits 4 Asian countries of AXA subsidiary

Ransomware attack hits 4 Asian countries of AXA subsidiary

A targeted ransomware attack hit four countries among the Asian operations of Axa Partners, the international subsidiary of Axa insurance group, with some data in Thailand accessed, Axa Partners said.... Read more »
Thai cabinet okays 22.2-bln-USD loan to revive economy amid COVID-19 spike

Thai cabinet okays 22.2-bln-USD loan to revive economy amid COVID-19 spike

Thailand on May 19 reported 3,394 new COVID-19 cases, raising the national count to 116,949; and 29 related fatalities, bringing the death toll to 678. Read more »
Thailand shows support for APEC statements

Thailand shows support for APEC statements

Thailand has expressed its support for the three key statements to be announced by the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum, local media reported. Read more »
Thailand speeds up process to submit RCEP ratification to ASEAN Secretariat

Thailand speeds up process to submit RCEP ratification to ASEAN Secretariat

The Thai Ministry of Commerce on May 17 said three State agencies of this country are speeding up issuance of related regulations to submit the ratification of the Regional Comprehensive... Read more »
COVID-19: Thailand reports record daily cases on May 17

COVID-19: Thailand reports record daily cases on May 17

Thailand reported on May 17 a daily record of 9,635 new COVID-19 cases, including over 6,800 infections among prisoners. Read more »
Spending more than $1 billion to import automobiles in four months

Spending more than $1 billion to import automobiles in four months

Despite suffering a decline compared to March, the volume of completed built-up (CBU) in April was still high. Read more »
COVID-19 situation eases in Laos, Cambodia

COVID-19 situation eases in Laos, Cambodia

Laos logged the lowest number of domestic infections since April 20 and Cambodia continued to record a lower number of new cases on May 14. Read more »
New COVID-19 developments in several Southeast Asian nations

New COVID-19 developments in several Southeast Asian nations

Thailand announced 4,887 new COVID-19 cases on May 12 – the highest-ever number recorded in a single day in the Southeast Asian country. Read more »
Thai conglomerate reports surge in Vietnam revenues

Thai conglomerate reports surge in Vietnam revenues

Thai-owned Siam Cement Group reported a 34 percent year-on-year jump in first quarter revenues to VND8.2 trillion ($354 million), mostly driven by its packaging and chemicals businesses. Read more »
Vietnam, Thailand aim at 25 billion USD bilateral trade by 2025

Vietnam, Thailand aim at 25 billion USD bilateral trade by 2025

Vietnam is ready to work closely with Thailand to deepen bilateral relationship, said Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh on Wednesday. Read more »
Vietnam, Thailand agree to foster enhanced strategic partnership

Vietnam, Thailand agree to foster enhanced strategic partnership

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh held phone talks with his Thai counterpart Prayut Chan-o-cha on May 12, during which they agreed to coordinate closely in further developing the enhanced strategic... Read more »
Thailand approves 192-mln-USD subsidy to reduce burning of sugarcane fields

Thailand approves 192-mln-USD subsidy to reduce burning of sugarcane fields

Thailand’s Cabinet on May 11 approved a subsidy worth 6 billion baht (192 million USD) for sugarcane farmers who cut fresh cane for sugar factories instead of burning them, in... Read more »
Five Vietnamese fishermen from sunken ship off Thai coast set to return home

Five Vietnamese fishermen from sunken ship off Thai coast set to return home

The Embassy of Vietnam in Thailand is doing everything possible to bring home five Vietnamese fishermen found adrift at sea and rescued by Thai seafarers after their ship sank off... Read more »
COVID-19: Thailand tightens border control, Cambodia locks down one border area

COVID-19: Thailand tightens border control, Cambodia locks down one border area

While Thai authorities have increased checkpoints and patrol along borders to prevent illegal entries to combat COVID-19, the Cambodian province of Takeo has locked down a village after new infection... Read more »
Vietnam remains world’s second largest rice exporter in 2021: USDA

Vietnam remains world’s second largest rice exporter in 2021: USDA

There has been a positive shift in Vietnam’s rice export structure towards a focus on fragrant rice products with higher quality and price, stated the country’s food association. Read more »
Vietnam futsal team to play Iraq after Thailand friendly cancelled

Vietnam futsal team to play Iraq after Thailand friendly cancelled

Vietnam's futsal team will play a friendly with Iraq to prepare for World Cup playoffs after an arrangement with Thailand fell through. Read more »
Thailand donates cash, medical supplies to aid Laos’ COVID-19 fight

Thailand donates cash, medical supplies to aid Laos’ COVID-19 fight

Thailand’s government has donated 12.8 million baht (over 400,000 USD) worth of cash and medical supplies to aid Laos’ battle against the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more »
Thailand eyes travel bubble discussion with Vietnam

Thailand eyes travel bubble discussion with Vietnam

Thai authorities said they are considering travel bubbles with some Asian countries and territories, including Vietnam, so that international tourism could resume possibly in October. Read more »
Southeast Asian countries continue struggling with pandemic

Southeast Asian countries continue struggling with pandemic

Malaysia has tightened measures to stop the spread of COVID-19, including extending the ban on inter-state travel to June 6. Read more »
Thailand, Indonesia look to buy more COVID-19 vaccines

Thailand, Indonesia look to buy more COVID-19 vaccines

Thailand and Indonesia have planned to buy more COVID-19 vaccines, while Singapore decided to stop accepting new entry applications for work pass holders from higher-risk countries or regions amid the... Read more »
Southeast Asian nations step up measures against COVID-19

Southeast Asian nations step up measures against COVID-19

The Cambodian government has introduced a “strategic plan for COVID-19 vaccination campaign to build socio-economic resilience in Cambodia by 2021” in a bid to accelerate the vaccination of all people... Read more »
Vietnam futsal team to play Thailand ahead of World Cup playoff

Vietnam futsal team to play Thailand ahead of World Cup playoff

The Vietnam national futsal team are expected to play a friendly with Thailand to prepare for the World Cup playoff this May. Read more »
COVID-19 developments remain complicated in regional countries

COVID-19 developments remain complicated in regional countries

The Lao Ministry of Health confirmed 46 new COVID-19 cases on May 5, mostly in Vientiane and Bokeo province with 19 and 15 cases, respectively. Read more »
Thailand promotes geographical indication registration abroad

Thailand promotes geographical indication registration abroad

Thailand is quickening the registration of geographical indication (GI) for its products in four countries to prevent foreign sellers from claiming they make the products, with the hope to increase... Read more »
Singapore extends stay-home notice, Malaysia suspends travel bubble

Singapore extends stay-home notice, Malaysia suspends travel bubble

Singapore has decided to lengthen the stay-home notice (SHN) period for travellers from higher-risk countries or regions to 21 days, instead of 14 days, in the context that the COVID-19... Read more »
Bangkok sets up COVID-19 field hospital, Cambodia reports daily record of infections

Bangkok sets up COVID-19 field hospital, Cambodia reports daily record of infections

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) opened the first field intensive care unit (ICU) facility on May 4. Read more »
Thailand considers new relief packages amid third COVID-19 wave

Thailand considers new relief packages amid third COVID-19 wave

Thailand’s government is considering new relief packages for both individuals and businesses as a part of a new economic stimulus package, against the backdrop of local third wave of COVID-19... Read more »
COVID-19 complicated in Southeast Asian nations

COVID-19 complicated in Southeast Asian nations

Laos on March 3 added 33 new COVID-19 cases in six out of 18 cities and provinces in the past 24 hours, marking a three-fold decrease from a day earlier,... Read more »
COVID-19 updates on May 1

COVID-19 updates on May 1

According to worldometers.info, as of May 1, the world had recorded total 152,133,661 COVID-19 cases and 3,196,536 deaths. 129,439,543 cases have been recovered. Read more »
Southeast Asian nations report large number of new COVID-19 cases

Southeast Asian nations report large number of new COVID-19 cases

Southeast Asian nations continue to report a large number of new COVID-19 cases. Read more »
Thai Consulate General donates wheelchairs to disabled people in Long An

Thai Consulate General donates wheelchairs to disabled people in Long An

On the occasion of the 45th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Vietnam and Thailand, Thai Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City has presented wheelchairs and tricycles... Read more »
COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Southeast Asian countries

COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Southeast Asian countries

The authorities in Cambodia’s Kampong Chhnang province on April 27 decided to temporarily impose lockdown on two villages after they found that the villages are linked to four COVID-19... Read more »
Vietnam to play Lebanon in Futsal World Cup qualification playoff

Vietnam to play Lebanon in Futsal World Cup qualification playoff

To compete for a Futsal World Cup slot, Vietnam will face Lebanon in a qualification playoff, according to a draw on Tuesday. Read more »
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