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Fifth Thai-Lao bridge to open next year World

Fifth Thai-Lao bridge to open next year

The Thai government on January 28 announced that the fifth Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge is set to open early next year which should help boost border exchanges not only between localities between Thailand and Laos but also trade in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS), as it will speed up imports between Thailand, Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, and China (Yunnan).
EU to focus on deepening economic ties with ASEAN: diplomat ASEAN

EU to focus on deepening economic ties with ASEAN: diplomat

Strengthening the connectivity between the European Union (EU) and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and deepening the bilateral economic ties will be one of the priorities of the 27-member union this year, according to EU Ambassador to ASEAN Igor Driesmans.
Thailand boosts GI registration to increase export value World

Thailand boosts GI registration to increase export value

Thailand has successfully registered geographical indication (GI) for Thung Kula Rong Hai hom mali rice and Sangyod Muang Phatthalung rice in Indonesia, bringing the number of Thai GI products in Indonesia to three, beside Lamphun brocade silk which was registered in 2016.
Thailand prohibits misleading advertising ASEAN

Thailand prohibits misleading advertising

The Royal Thai Government Gazette has published an announcement restricting the use of certain phrases in advertisements as they can mislead customers when purchasing products or services.
Over 26 million Indonesian people live in poverty World

Over 26 million Indonesian people live in poverty

Statistics Indonesia (BPS) has announced that as of September 2022, the number of poor people in the country had increased to 26.36 million people, making up 9.57% of the total population and up 0.03% compared to March 2022.
Philippines intensifies anti-smuggling fight ASEAN

Philippines intensifies anti-smuggling fight

Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has ordered the country’s government agencies to step up the fight against “rampant smuggling” in the country, the presidential communications office (PCO) announced on January 15.