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  • BANGKOK, Oct 11- Thailand's top consumer goods manufacturer Saha Group expects sales to improve next year as government spending drives growth in Southeast Asia's second-largest economy, its chairman said. Thailand's cabinet recently approved a measure to accelerate a $45- billion Eastern Economic Corridor development plan, a project the ruling junta...

  • Aim Sinpeng, lecturer in Comparative Politics, University of Sydney, says remarks by the military-backed government in Thailand it will hold elections in 2018 should be taken with a grain of salt.

  • *Thailand will hold vote in Nov. 2018- PM. *Opposition Puea Thai Party skeptical of election date. BANGKOK, Oct 10- Thailand will hold a general election in November 2018, Prime Minister Prayuth Chan- ocha said on Tuesday, the most precise date he has given yet for the vote since taking power in a 2014 military coup.

  • Prayuth Chan-ocha, Thailand's prime minister, speaks during the 'Thailand's Big Strategic Move' forum in Bangkok, Thailand, on June 22, 2017.

    Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha gave his most precise date yet for the vote since taking power in a 2014 military coup.

  • BANGKOK, Oct 9- Thai airlines can now add flights to the growing China, South Korea and Japan markets after the U.N. International Civil Aviation Organization removed a red flag against Thailand over safety concerns, officials said on Monday. Thailand was downgraded in June 2015 after its regulator missed a deadline to resolve significant safety concerns,...

  • A bicycle from bike-sharing startup ofo in the Muslim Quarter of Xi’an, China.

    The World Bank raised its economic growth forecasts for developing East Asia and Pacific for this year and 2018

  • Thailand's election next year could present investment opportunities in banking, retail and infrastructure, says Invesco's Jalil Rasheed.

  • *Trump seeks to reduce U.S. trade deficit with Thailand. *Thailand is Washington's oldest ally in the Southeast Asia. WASHINGTON/ BANGKOK, Oct 3- President Donald Trump wants to reduce the U.S. trade deficit with Thailand, he told the country's prime minister on Monday in a meeting that marked another sign of warming ties between Washington and Bangkok.

  • *Trump seeks to reduce U.S. trade deficit with Thailand. *Thailand is Washington's oldest ally in the Southeast Asia. WASHINGTON/ BANGKOK, Oct 2- President Donald Trump wants to reduce the U.S. trade deficit with Thailand, he told the country's prime minister on Monday in a meeting that marked another sign of warming ties between Washington and Bangkok.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 2- President Donald Trump wants to reduce the U.S. trade deficit with Thailand, he told the country's prime minister on Monday in a meeting that marked another sign of warming ties between Washington and Bangkok. Trade Representative's office reported that the U.S. trade deficit with Thailand was $18.9 billion last year, the 11th largest faced by...

  • Matt Levatich, CEO of Harley-Davidson Motor Co.

    In celebration of its 115-year anniversary, Harley Davidson is releasing eight new motorcycles to inspire a new generation.

  • BUDAPEST- Hungarian Central Bank non-rate-setting meeting. SYDNEY- Reserve Bank of Australia monetary policy decision meeting- 0330 GMT. THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5 MELBOURNE- Panel participation by Guy Debelle, Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia, at the Melbourne Institute Macroeconomic Policy Meeting 0530 GMT.

  • SINGAPORE, Sept 29- Southeast Asia is on the verge of a logistics "boom" thanks to e-commerce, but will require huge investment in cities and last-mile networks to cope, says Pierre Poignant, the man behind the systems that keep Alibaba-owned Lazada moving. Poignant, chief operating officer, said the Singapore- based marketplace, for its part, would continue to bet on...

  • This is a new two-wheeled animal, though, that millions of consumers in Beijing, Taipei, Singapore and cities across Asia are renting via phone apps to cover the last mile of journeys, leaving cars and motorcycles at home, and forgoing taxis. The two-year bike-share boom has put over 16 million bikes in China alone, according to its Ministry of Transport, with more...

  • This is a new two-wheeled animal, though, that millions of consumers in Beijing, Taipei, Singapore and cities across Asia are renting via phone apps to cover the last mile of journeys, leaving cars and motorcycles at home, and forgoing taxis. The two-year bike-share boom has put over 16 million bikes in China alone, according to its Ministry of Transport, with more...

  • Denarium Bitcoins.

    Dragon Corporation is aiming to raise half a billion dollars through token sales in an effort to bring blockchain into the gambling world.

  • *Bangladesh becomes big rice importer after floods hit crops. DHAKA, Sept 18- Bangladesh is to buy rice from Myanmar, putting aside worsening relations over the Rohingya refugee crisis as the government races to overcome a shortage of the country's staple food. Normally the world's fourth biggest rice producer, Bangladesh has become a major importer this year...

  • A Go-Jek rider transports a passenger in Jakarta on February 2, 2017.

    Go-Jek's president said the start-up is planning to aggressively expand its payments service.

  • Donald Trump speaking from the Oval Office in the White House in Washington, DC.

    The greenback could rebound by 4 to 5 percent, but the administration won't help its longer-term strength, the famous investor says.

  • Workers work on an engine assembly line for a Hyundai trucks and bus at the JeonJu plant on October 17, 2007 in JeonJu, South Korea.

    The competitiveness of Asian economies depending on low-cost labor and exports will likely erode as technology changes.