Wed, 15 May 2019 17:30
Three monks deported to Cambodia after complaints of donation pressures
Police deported three monks back to their home country of Cambodia this week after the monks reportedly stood outside a local resident’s home in Si Sa Ket province on numerous occasions this week so as to pressure the homeowner to make cash donations to them.
Mon, 25 Mar 2019 01:00
China’s private museums face cost pressures
On the eve of Art Basel in Hong Kong at the end of this month, concerns are emerging about the ability of China’s private museums to meet the financial demands of maintaining collections and exhibition programmes.
Mon, 12 Nov 2018 10:23
Call for open markets as world leaders gather in Singapore
Singapore's prime minister made an impassioned plea Monday for open markets and warned "political pressures" were driving countries apart, in a swipe at rising protectionism at the start of a gathering of world leaders.
Mon, 08 Oct 2018 01:00
Myanmar economy to expand 7.1 per cent
DESPITE international pressures on the government driven by ongoing conflicts in Rakhine State, Myanmar’s economy is projected to post 7.1 per cent growth this year and 7.4 per cent next year, according to Hoe Ee Khor, chief economist of Asean+3 Macroeconomic Research Office (AMRO).
Thu, 13 Sep 2018 01:00
Asean states must be prepared for a ‘fast-changing industrial revolution’
The Fourth Industrial Revolution, or Industry 4.0, has posed both opportunities and challenges to Asean. Klaus Schwab, founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum, speaks to Viet Nam News about the pressures of the ongoing
technological and scientific revolution.
Tue, 28 Aug 2018 01:00
Pressures played down as private sector sticks with 9% export growth
VOLATILITY in the baht and the flare-ups of trade wars have been dismissed by corporate Thailand as diverting the export sector from expectations of at least 9 per cent growth for the year.
Thu, 02 Aug 2018 06:48
US may raise tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods to 25%: officials
The United States may jack up the tariff rate on the next $200 billion in Chinese imports it plans to target as it pressures Beijing to reform its trade practices, US officials said Wednesday.
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 01:00
Asia seen resisting pressures on growth
GROWTH in Asia and the Pacific’s developing economies for 2018 and 2019 will remain solid as growth continues apace across the region, despite rising tensions between the United States and some of its trading partners, says a new Asian Development Bank (ADB) report.
Fri, 06 Jul 2018 01:00
BOT dealt strong hand amid pressures
THE Bank of Thailand (BOT) has made clear that the country’s robust external positions leave the central bank free to set its own monetary policy, regardless of the upward trend in interest rates around the world.
Thu, 05 Jul 2018 01:00
Views on need for interest rate rise diverge at the top
FINANCE Minister Apisak Tantivorawong is in no hurry to see interest rates go up, even as the Bank of Thailand has put out signals that a rise in its policy rate may be on the way if the economy continues to grow and inflation pressures build.
Mon, 25 Jun 2018 01:00
Philippines may hike key rate again
AFTER THE PHILIPPINE central bank raised its key interest rates on June 18 for the second time this year, economists are pondering whether the the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) would sanction more interest rate increases amid continuing |inflationary pressures and peso depreciation.
Sat, 19 May 2018 01:00
Bank Indonesia ups policy rate to 4.50%
BANK INDONESIA (BI) has raised its policy rate as it seeks stability amid lingering external pressures, while hinting at further increases down the line.
Mon, 19 Feb 2018 02:00
Korat assembly pressures junta as legal experts question integrity of court rulings
PRESSURE against the junta is gaining momentum as defiant activists yesterday held another pro-election assembly under close surveillance, while experts expressed concerns that the judicial system was being manipulated to support the military government.
Tue, 28 Nov 2017 01:00
E-commerce players feel the heat as bargain hunters call shots
THAILAND’S online marketplace operators are facing ever sharper pricing pressures as competition intensifies, a seminar was told.
Fri, 24 Nov 2017 01:00
WB looks past Cambodia pressures
CAMBODIA’S economy is predicted to remain strong and resilient for the next two years, fuelled by a shift to higher value-added manufacturing, despite lingering concerns over political stability and slower growth in the construction and garment sectors, the World Bank said in a review of economy.