Thailand cuts key rate to record low to help economy ASEAN

Thailand cuts key rate to record low to help economy

The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) under the Bank of Thailand (BoT) on May 20 cut its policy rate by 25 basis points to a record low of 0.5 percent, to help soften the economic impact of the pandemic and social distancing measures.
Thailand: Ministry ready to help unregistered communities World

Thailand: Ministry ready to help unregistered communities

People in Bangkok communities, whose jobs and incomes have been affected by the COVID-19 situation, but have yet to register with the government, are advised to contact the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security for immediate assistance.
Thailand to adjust 20-year national strategy World

Thailand to adjust 20-year national strategy

The National Economic and Social Development Council (NESDC) of Thailand has been ordered to revise the 20-year national strategy (2018-2037) and the 12th national economic and social development plan (2017-2021) to catch up with changing social and economic trends caused by the global economic slowdown and the COVID-19 pandemic.
Soong hao rhythms bridge Tay ethnic couples closer Culture - Sports

Soong hao rhythms bridge Tay ethnic couples closer

When talking about love duets, many people think of Quan Ho, a sweet folk music originating in Bac Ninh province. However, let’s go on a tour a few hundred miles to the North to listen to another type of love-duet by Nung ethnic people in Bac Giang province. Their folk singing is locally called Soong hao.
Thailand: Drought and disease menace job prospects World

Thailand: Drought and disease menace job prospects

Thailand's employment is projected to face numerous risks this year, with widespread drought, poor exports, the delay of the fiscal 2020 budget and the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) weighing on jobs.
Vietnam attends UN social development commission session Society

Vietnam attends UN social development commission session

Dinh Nho Hung, Deputy Permanent Representative of the Vietnam Mission to the United Nations, has affirmed the importance of social protection in dealing with homelessness while attending a UN Commission for Social Development session.
Thailand to launch new economic stimulus package World

Thailand to launch new economic stimulus package

The Thai government is preparing to introduce a fresh economic stimulus package after the second largest economy in Southeast Asia recorded a five-year low in growth last year and faces a possible contraction in the first quarter of this year.
ASEAN Chairmanship: For a cohesive and responsive ASEAN Politics

ASEAN Chairmanship: For a cohesive and responsive ASEAN

Advancing ASEAN’s contribution to maintaining regional peace, security and stability has been identified as one of five key priorities for Vietnam’s ASEAN Chairmanship 2020, wrote Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Pham Binh Minh in an article. Below is a translation of the article.
PM Phuc chairs teleconference for 2020 tasks Politics

PM Phuc chairs teleconference for 2020 tasks

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc chairs a two-day government-to-locality teleconference, which opened in Hanoi on December 30, to review Vietnam’s socio-economic development in 2019 and map out plans for 2020.