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  • Thailand is a 'good bet,' says Sansiri

    Apichart Chutrakul of Sansiri discusses property trends and politics in Thailand. He says it is "good" to bet on the country.

  • A piglet stands in a pen at a pig farm in Tianjin, China, Feb. 2, 2018.

    Pork prices in China may soar more than 70% by next year as hog populations plunge. And high prices won't stay limited to China.

  • **SEOUL- Bank of Korea's monetary policy board meets 0100 GMT. BUDAPEST- Hungarian Central Bank Deputy Governor Ferenc Gerhardt's six-year term in the nine-member Monetary Council expires. THURSDAY, APRIL 25 MANILA- Asian Development Bank President Takehiko Tadao talks to the Foreign Correspondents Association of the Philippines on the bank's priorities...

  • A visual representation of digital cryptocurrency bitcoin.

    North Korea's cyber capabilities and financial networks pose a threat to Southeast Asia's growing, yet vulnerable, cryptocurrency sector, according to British defense and security think tank Royal United Services Institute.

  • That's down to China, the world's largest buyer and processor of copper scrap, or "solid waste" as it is officially classified in China. China's steady tightening of its "solid waste" import regulations has already upended global flows of copper scrap. China last year banned the import of what it calls Category 7 copper scrap, typically lower-grade material such as...

  • That's down to China, the world's largest buyer and processor of copper scrap, or "solid waste" as it is officially classified in China. China's steady tightening of its "solid waste" import regulations has already upended global flows of copper scrap. China last year banned the import of what it calls Category 7 copper scrap, typically lower-grade material such as...

  • BANGKOK, April 7- Thailand's first general election since a 2014 army coup has been touted by the ruling military junta as a return to democratic rule, but two weeks after the vote, results are still unclear and allegations of manipulation are mounting. The Election Commission has also indicated it would use a complex allocation formula for 150 "party seats" in the...

  • BANGKOK, April 7- Thailand's first general election since a 2014 army coup has been touted by the ruling military junta as a return to democratic rule, but two weeks after the vote, results are still unclear and allegations of manipulation are mounting. The Election Commission has also indicated it would use a complex allocation formula for 150 "party seats" in the...

  • *Built from Norway's oil and gas revenues. OSLO, April 5- Norway's sovereign wealth fund, the world's largest, will streamline its $300 billion fixed-income portfolio by cutting emerging market bonds from the benchmark index it tracks, the Finance Ministry said on Friday. Government and corporate bonds issued by Chile, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Israel,...

  • BUCHAREST- European Central Bank Vice-President Luis de Guindos participates in Informal ECOFIN meeting in Bucharest, Romania. PRAGUE- Czech National Bank will release the minutes of its March 2019 monetary policy meeting. MONDAY, APRIL 8 DUBAI, United Arab Emirates Bank of England's Chief Cashier Sarah John: Panellist at the Currency Conference 2019, Dubai...

  • A screen grab shows boys rescued from the Thai cave wearing mask and resting in a hospital in Chiang Rai, Thailand from a July 11, 2018. 

    The 12 boys trapped in a Thai cave were given ketamine to help protect them from hypothermia during the harrowing rescue, doctors says.

  • Jack Bennet built his e-commerce businesses from his laptop, while in Thailand and Indonesia for six months.

  • BUCHAREST- European Central Bank Vice-President Luis de Guindos participates in Informal ECOFIN meeting in Bucharest, Romania. PRAGUE- Czech National Bank will release the minutes of its March 2019 monetary policy meeting. CHIANG RAI, THAILAND- The 23rd ASEAN finance ministers' meeting, and the 5th ASEAN finance ministers and central bank governors' meeting...

  • ADB@ MANILA, April 3- Growth in developing Asia could slow for a second straight year in 2019 and lose further momentum in 2020, the Asian Development Bank said on Wednesday, warning of rising economic risks from a bitter Sino-U.S.trade war and a potentially disorderly Brexit. Developing Asia, which groups 45 countries in the Asia-Pacific region, is expected to...

  • MANILA, April 3- Growth in developing Asia could slow for a second straight year in 2019 and lose further momentum in 2020, the Asian Development Bank said on Wednesday, warning of rising economic risks from a bitter Sino-U.S.trade war and a potentially disorderly Brexit. Developing Asia, which groups 45 countries in the Asia-Pacific region, is expected to grow...

  • WARSAW- National Bank of Poland holds monetary policy council meeting. MOSCOW- Russian Central Bank Governor Elvira Nabiullina, Economy Minister Maxim Oreshkin and Finance Minister Anton Siluanov are among the Russian officials taking part in a forum organized by the Moscow Exchange. BUCHAREST- European Central Bank Vice-President Luis de Guindos...

  • CHICAGO, April 2- Harley-Davidson Inc's workers in Milwaukee and Tomahawk, Wisconsin, have rejected the motorcycle maker's proposal for a five-year contract, their union said on Tuesday, citing non-financial issues such as temporary workers and job security. The union is pressing the Milwaukee- based company to address issues related to temporary workers,...

  • CHICAGO, April 2- Harley-Davidson Inc's workers in Milwaukee and Tomahawk, Wisconsin, have rejected the motorcycle maker's proposal for a five-year contract, their union said on Tuesday, citing non-financial issues such as temporary workers and job security. The current contract was set to expire on April 1. The union is pressing the Milwaukee- based company to...

  • BANGKOK, April 2- Thailand is providing delegates to an Asian finance minister and central bank summit with face masks this week as smoggy air pollution hits alarming levels. The air quality index in Chiang Rai, where Thailand will host the Association of Southeast Asian Nations' Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors' meeting this week, reached levels...

  • A motorist rides past electoral posters in Bangkok, Thailand on the eve of the March 24, 2019 general election.

    Preliminary results released by the Election Commission showed pro-military Palang Pracharat party receiving the highest number of popular votes.