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Russian premier visits Thailand: More rubles rolling into Prayuth’s regime?

By Fri, Apr 10, 2015 10:00AM UTC 0 Comment

It’s been a while since the red carpet has been rolled out at Bangkok Government House for a foreign leader who isn’t from an Asian country. That hiatus ended mid-week with the visit of Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Wednesday....

Thailand’s new cyber laws – Part 4: Bad for business, too!

By Wed, Feb 25, 2015 7:35AM UTC 0 Comment

In the fourth part of our series examining Thailand’s new and controversial cyber laws, we look at the impact it can have on business – and it doesn’t necessarily look very profitable. In the last couple of instalments of this series, we have highlighted the pitfalls, flaws and loopholes of some of the new proposed...

IMF cuts growth forecasts, citing sluggish EU, Japan, BRICS

By Tue, Jan 20, 2015 11:14AM UTC 0 Comment

TOKYO (AP) — The International Monetary Fund lowered its forecasts for global growth over the next two years, warning that persistent weakness in most major economies will outweigh the boost from lower oil prices....

Australia: Alternative G20 ‘People’s Summit’ planned for Brisbane

By Tue, Nov 04, 2014 10:30AM UTC 0 Comment

An alternative G20 People’s Summit led by an indigenous people’s group will be held separately in Brisbane in response to the Coalition Government’s exclusion of climate change from the G20 Summit 2014 agenda. The three-day People’s Summit will take place on Nov. 12-14, ahead of the G20 leaders summit on Nov. 15-16. While Australian Prime Minister Tony...

US stocks open higher, following gains in Asia

By Sat, Nov 01, 2014 11:41AM UTC 0 Comment

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are opening higher following big gains in Asia after Japan made moves to rev up its economy...