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  • *Thailand has set up working committee on tech tax. *Indonesia and Australia are also launching tax crackdown. BANGKOK/ JAKARTA, Sept 26- Thailand is studying plans to toughen tax collection rules for internet and technology firms like Alphabet Inc's Google, the head of the Revenue Department told Reuters, as the tax affairs of these firms comes under growing...

  • A CRH high-speed train at the Xuchang East Railway Station that is part of China's domestic high-speed rail network.

    China is designing its next generation of trains that can carry passengers at a top speed of 500km/h, the SCMP reports.

  • Thailand Economy

    Investors are pouring their money into the Thai market because of the baht's stability, explains CIMB's Kasem Prunratanamala.

  • JOHANNESBURG— Poaching syndicates shipped large amounts of African elephant ivory last year despite global calls to dismantle the trafficking networks that often collude with corrupt officials, conservationists said as an international wildlife conference opened Saturday in South Africa. The plight of elephants dominated the discussion on the first...

  • Oil palm plantation on the slopes of Mt. Cameroon.

    The global supply of palm oil isn’t big enough to satisfy the demand of consumers according to one analyst.

  • SAMUT SAKHON, Thailand— Facing international pressure for failing to stop human trafficking in its seafood sector, Thailand promised almost a year ago to compensate victims of slavery and industry leaders vowed to bring all shrimp processing in-house. Tin Nyo Win, who escaped slavery and alerted police to abuses, was deported to Myanmar this month, along with...

  • Signage for 1Malaysia Development Bhd. (1MDB) is displayed at the site of the Tun Razak Exchange (TRX) project in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

    Swiss national Xavier Justo is a possible key witness in the global money-laundering probe linked to the Malaysian state fund.

  • Sept 15- A lawyer for Hanjin Shipping Co Ltd, the failed South Korean container carrier, said on Thursday a U.S.-bound vessel was held "hostage" by disputes over payments, adding to the struggles in getting $14 billion of cargo off its ships stranded at sea. "There is no clear visibility yet on what will happen with this business," Hanjin lawyer Ilana Volkov said at a...

  • THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 LONDON- Kenya-UK Trade and Investment Forum featuring Kenya central bank Governor Patrick Njoroge, Kenya Finance Minister Henry Rotich and Foreign Minister Amina Mohamed. Speakers: Hungarian central bank Governor Gyorgy Matolcsy, Deputy Governor Marton Nagy, Hungarian Banking Association Chairman Mihaly Patai and Hungarian...

  • A worker in a textile factory in Dongguan, Guangdong province, China.

    Beijing faces serious economic and social challenges in creating jobs for its 270 million migrant workers, the SCMP reports.

  • Thai Markets

    Thai equities valuations are starting to get expensive so it might be wise for investors to step back, says Kaiskornbank's Kobsidthi Silapachai.

  • BANGKOK- Bank of Thailand monetary policy committee meeting- 0730 GMT. ZAGREB- Croatia National Bank monetary policy meeting. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 LONDON- Kenya-UK Trade and Investment Forum featuring Kenya central bank Governor Patrick Njoroge, Kenya Finance Minister Henry Rotich and Foreign Minister Amina Mohamed.

  • TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 OSTRAVA, Czech Republic- Czech National Bank Governor Jiri Rusnok to give a lecture on "Monetary policy in the years 2017-2018: exit and developments beyond"- 0800 GMT. ECB governing council member Ewald Nowotny, Sveriges Riksbank Deputy Governor Cecilia Skingsley, Argentina central bank Governor Federico Sturzenegger, People's Bank of...

  • *Thailand is misting and spraying mosquito-infested areas. BANGKOK, Sept 12- Health and city officials in Thailand downplayed risks from rising infections from the mosquito-borne Zika virus, which is linked to serious birth defects, and expressed concern that disclosing information would damage its tourism industry. On Friday the European Centre for...

  • Participant leaders pose for a photograph during the closing ceremony at the 28th and 29th ASEAN Summits and Related Summits at the National Congress Center in Vientiane, Laos on September 8, 2016.

    It's hoped that the 10-member bloc will form a coordinated response to the increased number of violent attacks hitting the region.

  • MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 TORONTO- Toronto Global Forum- An international conference which fosters dialog on national and global issues, held under the auspices of the International Economic Forum of the Americas. Speakers: Panama Finance Minister Dulcidio de la Guardia, International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde and World Bank Managing...

  • LONDON- Ukraine Investor Day in London with Ukraine Finance Minister Oleksandr Danyliuk, Ukraine Central Bank Deputy Governor Oleh Churiy and Ivan Miklos, the chief economic adviser to the prime minister- 0730 GMT. MANILA- Philippines central bank holds media briefing on Q3 Consumer Expectation Survey. Speakers: Panama Finance Minister Dulcidio de la...

  • KUALA LUMPUR- Malaysia central bank announces interest rate decision- 1000 GMT. TBILISI- National Bank of Georgia holds monetary policy committee meeting. WARSAW- National Bank of Poland interest rate decision- 0930 GMT.

  • Here are the Asean markets you should be investing in

    Malaysia and Thailand are attractive economies but avoid the Philippines for now, says David Riedel, president of Riedel Research Group.

  • *North Korea test-fires three missiles off east coast. HANGZHOU, China, Sept 5- North Korea fired three ballistic missiles off its east coast on Monday in a defiant reminder of the risks to global security, as world leaders including U.S. North Korea has tested missiles at sensitive times in the past to draw attention to its military might.