Thai airlines scramble for survival

Thailand-based airlines are struggling to survive from the low blow of the 2019 novel coronavirus, with carriers now offering tweaked airfare promotions and laying...

Malaysia PM resigns amid political wrangling

Malaysia’s Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir, also currently the world’s oldest PM, has resigned as of 1PM (Feb 24) today after 655 days in...

Pangolin critically endangered, wildlife watchdog warns

Shy, scaly and highly elusive, pangolins exist primarily in Asia and Africa. Today, they are also currently the most heavily trafficked mammal in the...

Indonesia counters coronavirus with interest rates cuts

Bank Indonesia (BI) has cut its benchmark interest rate to address the economic impact of the coronavirus.  The Indonesian central bank cut its benchmark interest...

Singapore trims 2020 GDP forecast as virus poses recession risk

On Monday, Singapore cut its growth forecast for 2020 as the country struggles with one of the highest numbers of coronavirus cases outside mainland China. The...

Thailand looks to boost food exports to China 

Chinese imports of food from Thailand are set to double in the second quarter as stocks have been depleted by the coronavirus. Visit Limlurcha of...

Cambodia welcomes Westerdam at its port in shrewd realpolitik move

After being rejected by five other countries, Holland America Line vessel the ‘Westerdam’ has finally docked in Cambodia yesterday (Feb 14). The 2,257 passengers and...

Grab to challenge $21 million fine in MY

Grab Holdings Inc has confirmed it is challenging Malaysia Competition Commission (MyCC)’s proposal to levy a US$21 million fine on the ride-hailing giant.  Grab, along with...

Malaysia GDP falls to new 10-year low

Malaysia saw economic growth fell to its lowest level in 10 years amid lower private consumption and external demand as a result of a...

Malaysia’s Q4 economic growth slowest in a decade

Malaysia’s economy expanded 3.6 percent in the fourth quarter from a year earlier—the slowest pace in a decade.  The slowdown is due to the lower output of...

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Thai airlines scramble for survival

Thailand-based airlines are struggling to survive from the low blow of the 2019 novel coronavirus, with carriers now offering tweaked airfare promotions and laying...