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  • BANGKOK, Sept 11- Thai billionaire Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi's hospitality and retail arm, Asset World Corporation, aims to raise up to 48 billion baht next month in the biggest listing of an individual company in Thailand. AWC, which announced its initial public offering plan in June, said on Wednesday it would sell about 7 billion shares, plus potentially a...

  • BANGKOK, Sept 4- Thailand's capital, Bangkok, edged out Paris and London as the world's most popular city to visit, according to a survey released on Wednesday, welcome news for Thailand after worries over a drop in foreign arrivals. Paris and London were ranked second and third, each with about 19.1 million arrivals, trailed by Dubai with 15.9 million.

  • Bangkok city view from above, Thailand.

    Bangkok, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Tokyo and Seoul have emerged as Asia Pacific's most popular travel destinations, according to a new report from Mastercard.

  • KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 20- A Malaysian programme to attract wealthy foreigners to live in the Southeast Asian nation has drawn 251 applications from Hong Kong residents this year, compared with 193 approved last year from the Chinese-ruled city, a government official said. Real estate agents expect Malaysia and Thailand to benefit the most from some Hong Kong...

  • KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 20- A Malaysian programme to attract wealthy foreigners to live in the Southeast Asian nation has drawn 251 applications from Hong Kong residents this year, compared with 193 approved last year from the Chinese-ruled city, a government official said. Real estate agents expect Malaysia and Thailand to benefit the most from some Hong Kong...

  • KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 20- A Malaysian program to attract wealthy foreigners to live in the Southeast Asian nation has drawn 251 applications from Hong Kong residents this year, compared with 193 approved last year from the Chinese-ruled city, a government official said. Real estate agents expect Malaysia and Thailand to benefit the most from some Hong Kong...

  • BANGKOK, Aug 19- Thailand is proposing that tech companies set up centers in each of the 10 Southeast Asian countries to curb the flow of "fake news" and fake accounts, the country's telecoms regulator said on Monday. "Thailand has proposed that OTT companies set up a center to verify news," said Takorn Tantasith, secretary-general of Thailand's National...

  • BANGKOK, Aug 19- Thailand is proposing that tech companies set up centres in each of the 10 Southeast Asian countries to curb the flow of "fake news" and fake accounts, the country's telecoms regulator said on Monday. "Thailand has proposed that OTT companies set up a centre to verify news," said Takorn Tantasith, secretary-general of Thailand's National...

  • Thailand is known as the land of smiles, but it has undergone decades of political turmoil, including 12 military coups. CNBC's Tom Chitty examines why the country is prone to military takeovers.

  • Prathunam Market in central Bangkok, Thailand.

    The unexploded bomb was a device left over from last week's coordinated attacks, say Thai authorities.

  • LONDON, Aug 6- British foreign minister Dominic Raab will travel to Canada, the United States and Mexico this week to seek to boost ties with non-European countries ahead of Brexit, his office said. Raab was appointed last month by new Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who has promised to take Britain out of the European Union by the end of October, with or without an exit...

  • Def Sec says China undermining Indo-Pacific. SYDNEY, Aug 4- China is destabilizing the Indo-Pacific, U.S. China's increasing assertiveness, especially in the energy-rich South China Sea, has raised concerns within the region and the United States is challenging Chinese maritime hegemony and seeking stronger ties with nations pushing back against Beijing.

  • Def Sec says China undermining Indo-Pacific. SYDNEY, Aug 4- China is destabilising the Indo-Pacific, U.S. China's increasing assertiveness, especially in the energy-rich South China Sea, has raised concerns within the region and the United States is challenging Chinese maritime hegemony and seeking stronger ties with nations pushing back against Beijing.

  • Def Sec says China undermining Indo-Pacific. SYDNEY, Aug 4- The United States says China is destabilising the Indo-Pacific, U.S. China's increasing assertiveness, especially in the energy-rich South China Sea, has raised concerns within the region and the United States is challenging Chinese maritime hegemony and seeking stronger ties with nations pushing...

  • Def Sec says China undermining Indo-Pacific. SYDNEY, Aug 4- The United States says China is destabilizing the Indo-Pacific, U.S. China's increasing assertiveness, especially in the energy-rich South China Sea, has raised concerns within the region and the United States is challenging Chinese maritime hegemony and seeking stronger ties with nations pushing...

  • OTTAWA, Aug 2- Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said on Friday that she met her Chinese counterpart, Wang Yi, to discuss tensions following Canada's December arrest of a Huawei Technologies Co executive on a U.S. warrant, and the subsequent detention of two Canadians by China. After Meng was picked up in Vancouver, China detained Canadians Michael...

  • TOKYO/ SEOUL, Aug 2- South Korea fired back at Japan over a deepening trade dispute on Friday, pledging it would not be "defeated again" by its neighbour, laying bare decades-old animosity at the root of a row over fast-track export status. During a rare live television broadcast of his cabinet meeting, President Moon Jae- in threatened countermeasures after Japan's...

  • TOKYO/ SEOUL, Aug 2- South Korea fired back at Japan over a deepening trade dispute on Friday, pledging it would not be "defeated again" by its neighbour, laying bare decades-old animosity at the root of a row over fast-track export status. During a rare live television broadcast of his cabinet meeting, President Moon Jae- in threatened countermeasures after Japan's...

  • *U.S. to impose 10% tariffs on $300 bln of China imports- Trump. BEIJING/ WASHINGTON, Aug 2- China on Friday said it would not be blackmailed and warned of retaliation after U.S. "If America does pass these tariffs then China will have to take the necessary countermeasures to protect the country's core and fundamental interests," Hua told a news briefing in Beijing.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 1- The United States is worried that trade and diplomatic tensions between South Korea and Japan could worsen and is urging both sides to consider a "standstill agreement" to allow more time for talks, a senior U.S. administration official said on Thursday. The comments came a day before Japan could follow through on a threat to cut preferential...