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  • PARIS, Jan 12- Qatar Airways is seeking strict guarantees as it talks to CFM International about supplying engines for a revamped order for Airbus narrow-body jets, which it expects to finalise "soon", its chief executive said on Thursday. CFM exclusively supplies engines for the competing Boeing 737 aircraft, which Qatar Airways has also ordered.

  • *Almost all fuel shipments to Myanmar come from Singapore. Servicing growth that could top 8 percent this year is a clutch of small tankers ferrying gasoil and diesel from Singapore 2,000 kilometers north to Myanmar. Shipping data in Thomson Reuters Eikon shows that around 20 small tankers with a combined capacity of around 220,000 deadweight tonnes are...

  • TOKYO, Dec 22- Japan is seeking to win a contract to supply Thailand with an air defense radar system built by Mitsubishi Electric Corp, as it looks to counter growing Chinese influence in the Southeast Asian nation, according to four Japanese government officials and one industry source. Japan's push for stronger ties with Thailand, will benefit the U.S. given...

  • TOKYO, Dec 22- Japan is seeking to win a contract to supply Thailand with an air defense radar system built by Mitsubishi Electric Corp, as it looks to counter growing Chinese influence in the Southeast Asian nation, according to four Japanese government officials and one industry source. Japan's push for stronger ties with Thailand, will benefit the U.S. given...

  • Bank of Thailand has some dry powder: Economist

    Vishnu Varathan at Mizuho Bank says that the Bank of Thailand has further scope to ease if it has to.

  • These are the EMs you should be looking out for

    China, Brazil, Indonesia and Thailand are attractive EM picks, says Mark Mobius at Templeton Emerging Markets.

  • The Eagle Ford crude oil tanker sails out of the NuStar Energy dock at the Port of Corpus Christi in Texas.

    The cartel's production cuts are expected to make it possible for Americans to ply the route to Asia from the United States.

  • KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 30- Human rights abuses at palm oil plantations are going unpunished by the industry watchdog due to weak rules, critics say, as an Amnesty International report on Wednesday exposed severe violations at Indonesian plantations. "Simply put, the RSPO does not protect workers and is unable to provide truly responsible palm oil," said Emma Lierley,...

  • KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 30- Human rights abuses at palm oil plantations are going unpunished by the industry watchdog due to weak rules, critics say, as an Amnesty International report on Wednesday exposed severe violations at Indonesian plantations. "Simply put, the RSPO does not protect workers and is unable to provide truly responsible palm oil," said Emma Lierley,...

  • Thailand's Crown Prince, Maha Vajiralongkorn, making a speech at a cultural event with local religious leaders in the southern Thai province of Pattani. He is widely expected to ascend the throne, following the death of the much loved king Bhumibol Adulyadej.

    Thailand's defense minister says the cabinet expects an audience with Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn, who is expected to ascend the throne as early as this week.

  • Societe Generale's Xavier Denis explains that Thailand has a neutral rating, despite steady growth, because of political instability in recent years.

  • AirAsia plans to float a holding company that will tally all of its operations and entities under a HK listing for the Malaysia-based carrier.

  • Althea, a Seoul-based start-up, is trying to cash in on the trend by making inroads into southeast Asia's growing e-commerce market.

  • KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 7- Some activist groups are withdrawing support for the palm oil body that provides sustainability certificates for the industry, saying it is biased towards producers and its complaints panel is flawed. Aidenvironment, an Amsterdam- based green group, could become the latest to cut ties with the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil over what it...

  • SINGAPORE/ JAKARTA, Nov 2- Indonesia and Vietnam are looking to join Thailand in blazing a trail for solar power in Southeast Asia, introducing targets to fire up green energy generation as a landmark global agreement to curb pollution is set to take effect. Indonesia and Vietnam aim to each have annual solar power capacity of at least 5 gigawatts from 2020, up...

  • SINGAPORE, Nov 2- Indonesia and Vietnam are looking to join Thailand in blazing a trail for solar power in Southeast Asia, introducing targets to fire up green energy generation as a landmark global agreement to curb pollution is set to take effect this week. The nation currently has the highest installed solar capacity in Southeast Asia, with a government...

  • Chinese financial powerhouse, Ant Financial, has ramped up its global expansion with an investment in Thailand's Ascend Money.

  • BANGKOK, Oct 31- Thailand's rice management committee said on Monday it will offer loans worth $1 billion to jasmine rice farmers struggling with falling prices, on a condition that they store the grain for six months to slow down market supply. Prices for jasmine rice, Thailand's highest quality rice, have tumbled to their lowest level in years, leaving the...

  • Migrant workers from Indonesia during a Labour Day rally in Hong Kong.

    Hong Kong, a city commonly associated with wealth, has one of the highest proportions of people enslaved across Asia, the SCMP reports.

  • *Says investors still have confidence in Thailand. BANGKOK, Oct 21- Thailand's economy is recovering gradually but is stronger than that of many countries, the central bank governor said on Friday, amid concerns that a year of mourning for revered King Bhumibol Adulaydej could affect tourism and consumption. Tourism accounts for about 10 percent of Thailand's...