Myanmar's economic woes due to gross mismanagement since coup - US official
SINGAPORE: Myanmar's economic turmoil is due to political instability and mismanagement following a February coup, a US official said on Wednesday after a junta minister blamed the crisis partly on foreign backers of its opponents.
Hong Kong to add estimated 2,000 quarantine hotel rooms ahead of Christmas holidays
HONG KONG: Authorities plan to ramp up the number of designated quarantine hotel rooms in the city by 20% ahead of what is expected to be a busy Christmas holiday season, a key industry player has said.
S. Korea to employ AI and big data to fight world’s lowest fertility rate
SEOUL: South Korea is employing artificial intelligence (AI) and big data technologies in hopes to boost stubbornly low birth rate in zero range despite decades of colossal spending and slow the thinning in the population.
The government will extend its diesel price cap of 30 baht per litre beyond this month, the energy minister said on Wednesday, as global oil prices put a strain on consumers and an economy struggling from the pandemic.
Sonthiyan Chuenruthainaitham, founder of Top News television channel, was on Wednesday sentenced by the Appeal Court to eight months imprisonment without suspension for disrupting advance voting for the Feb 2, 2014 general election.
Rice set to climb as fertiliser rally drives up farm costs
The massive rally in fertilisers is coming for rice, a staple food for half of the world’s population, with farmers in one of the top exporters bracing for exorbitant prices of crop nutrients in the coming planting season.