Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 5:33:05

Filipinos support Duterte’s war on drugs

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Filipinos support Duterte’s war on drugs

Despite worldwide criticism, a majority of the Philippine people remained satisfied with the campaign against illegal drugs initiated by the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte, according to the second-quarter survey of the Social Weather Stations (SWS).

Bright prospects predicted for Thai economy

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Bright prospects predicted for Thai economy

The University of Thai Chamber of Commerce (UTCC) has raised its forecast of Thailand’s economic growth this year to 4.6 percent from an earlier estimate of 4.5 percent after improved export, tourism and crop prices.

ADB approves 7.8 bln USD credit package for Philippines

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ADB approves 7.8 bln USD credit package for Philippines

The Asian Development Bank (ADB)’s Board of Directors has approved a new six-year country partnership strategy with the Philippines, under which the bank will provide a credit package worth 7.8 billion USD to the Southeast Asian country until 2021 to support it in attaining sustained high and inclusive economic growth.

Thailand to destroy 861 illegal fishing vessels

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Thailand to destroy 861 illegal fishing vessels

The Thai Government is planning to demolish 861 unregistered fishing vessels by mid-December as part of efforts to improve the status of local fishery fleets and remove punishment from the European Commission (EC) on illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing.