Chinese FM calls for acceleration of RCEP talks World

Chinese FM calls for acceleration of RCEP talks

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has called for accelerating negotiations on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) to create the Free Trade Area of the Asia-Pacific (FTAAP).
Singaporean IS supporters face jail term World

Singaporean IS supporters face jail term

Four Singaporeans were dealt with under the Internal Security Act (ISA) for involvement in terrorism-related activities, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) said in a statement on August 19.
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Insurance companies maintain financial safety

Forty-three of the country's forty-five insurance companies ensured financial safety in 2014, according to a report by the Ministry of Finance (MoF) reviewing insurance market restructuring over the past year.
Thailand removes emergency decree World

Thailand removes emergency decree

The caretaker government in Thailand on March 18 announced an end to the state of emergency which had been imposed in Bangkok and neighbouring provinces during the last nearly two months.
Thailand may revoke emergency decree World

Thailand may revoke emergency decree

Thailand's government-run Centre for Maintaining Peace and Order (CMPO) will propose lifting the emergency decree that is imposed in Bangkok and adjacent provinces during a cabinet meeting on March 18, Thai Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul has said.
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2014 insurance market hopes for booming growth

The domestic insurance market is expected to fare well this year, fuelled by economic recovery trend and the sector’s remarkable growth rate of 14 percent recorded in 2013, according to economists.
World

Thai Gov’t clarifies necessity of security act

The Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs has met with foreign ambassadors in order to create an understanding of the current political situation and stress the government’s need to activate the Internal Security Act (ISA) in more areas.
World

Thai opposition urges protests against amnesty bill

Thailand's opposition Democratic Party on October 30 called for a mass protest against a controversial amnesty bill that critics fear will clear the way for the return of former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra.
World

34th AIPA meeting concludes, Laos to host next event

The 34 th General Assembly of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA) closed on September 22 in Bandar Seri Begawan , Brunei , with a Joint Communiqué stressing the determination towards a regional community in the next two years.