Mekong nations face severe drought made worse by dams

The four lower Mekong River basin countries of Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam should expect severe to extreme drought—compounded by dams—to persist until January,...

Trade war prompts US firms to set sights on Thailand

Companies in the United States are transferring their operations to Southeast Asia—particularly Thailand—having suffered from more than a year of trade dispute between the...

PH to retaliate vs. Thailand over cigarette import dispute

The Philippine government is keen on imposing quantitative restrictions (QR) against automotive imports from Thailand for the latter’s alleged non-compliance with measures sanctioned by...

Thailand to impose curfew on 4 provinces

The government of Thailand is stepping up its security measures in the southernmost provinces but the move was said to have nothing to do...

Thailand cuts interest rate to record low

Thailand’s central bank on Wednesday (Nov 6) cut its benchmark interest rate to a record low of 1.25% as it tries to bolster sluggish...

Charoen Group awaits Court ruling over airport project dispute

A Thailand-based consortium seeking to develop the Eastern Airtport City Project is holding its breath for a High Court ruling over a dispute with...

15 dead in Yala, Thailand attack

Fifteen people have been killed while four others were injured in an attack by suspected Muslim rebels on a security point in Yala, Thailand. An...

RCEP conclusion fails amid India’s withdrawal

A free-trade deal between members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and their five trading partners failed to be signed amid India’s...

Thailand’s king sacks mistress

King Maha Vajiralongkorn of Thailand has stripped his royal consort of her titles, status and military rank for "disloyalty" three months after she was...

Musk defends offensive Thailand cave hero tweets

Loose-tongued Tesla chief executive Elon Musk (pictured) says he feared the heroic British cave diver Vernon Unsworth – who worked tirelessly to rescue the...

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ASEAN-5 growth forecast trimmed as exports slow

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) trimmed its growth forecast for five members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) members amid their continued...

Motorcycle taxis banned in the Philippines

Motorcycles that are being used for public transportation in the Philippines will be deemed illegal beginning next week amid the looming end of a...

Facebook sorry for Myanmar translation blunder 

Facebook has apologised after translating Chinese President Xi Jinping's name as “Mr Shithole” during the high-profile visit to Myanmar by the all-powerful leader of...