ASEAN, China vow to boost ties

ASEAN, China vow to boost ties

Secretary-General Lim Jock Hoi of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi agreed to further enhance ASEAN-China relations at their meeting in Brunei on January 14.
Thailand’s economy forecast to grow 2.5 percent in 2021 World

Thailand’s economy forecast to grow 2.5 percent in 2021

Thailand's gross domestic product (GDP) growth is forecast at 2.5 percent this year, provided that the government maintains strict measures to contain new COVID-19 infections until February, said Krungthai Compass – a research unit of the Krungthai Bank.
Thai Tourism Ministry gets companies input on COVID-19 remedies World

Thai Tourism Ministry gets companies input on COVID-19 remedies

Thailand’s Ministry of Tourism and Sports has gathered input from the tourism and hotel industries on potential measures to aid them in the current COVID-19 crisis, with loan deferments, utility discounts, and a tax deadline postponement among the measures to be proposed to the Prime Minister on January 12.
Indonesia freezes Islam group-related bank accounts World

Indonesia freezes Islam group-related bank accounts

Indonesia’s Financial Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (PPATK) has temporarily frozen bank accounts belonging to the recently banned Islam Defenders Front (FPI) and its affiliated groups on suspicion of money laundering.