Thailand’s rice exports remain gloomy this year World

Thailand’s rice exports remain gloomy this year

Thailand’s rice exports are expected to recover slightly from an estimated 5.8 million tonnes in 2020, which was the lowest in 20 years due to weak global purchasing power caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, a container shortage and the strong baht.
Thailand faces labour shortage due to border closures ASEAN

Thailand faces labour shortage due to border closures

A labour shortage, particularly in manpower-intensive industries such as agribusiness and food processing, is likely to intensify over the long term in Thailand as the COVID-19 pandemic makes it difficult for foreign labourers to move across borders.
Thailand to cut down power generation reserve World

Thailand to cut down power generation reserve

The State-run Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (Egat) is planning to reduce the power generation capacity reserve to 15 percent from 40 percent of total capacity, in a move to curb high power costs.
Philippines eases lockdown measures World

Philippines eases lockdown measures

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on August 17 decided to ease lockdown measures in and around the capital Manila as his government promised a “refreshed” approach to fighting COVID-19 that includes intensified testing.
ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting set for September World

ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting set for September

As the ASEAN Chair 2020, Vietnam is completing preparations for the 53rd ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (AMM-53) and related meetings in September, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang has said.