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Rising Chinese Risk Tarnishes Hong Kong's Luster

HONG KONG — For decades, Hong Kong thrived as an Asian business hub thanks to its killer combination of Western freedoms, independent courts and closeness to mainland China's booming market. Now political and economic ills from the mainland are eroding that edge.

Spared from Chopping Block, TCDC Welcomes Audit



BANGKOK — A government-supported center promoting creative economic activity said it welcomes a review of its operations after a move to dissolve it was placed on hold for a three-month assessment.

Koh Tao Resort Accused of Land Encroachment

KOH TAO — A popular cliffside resort on Koh Tao famous for its water slide has been accused of land encroachment, authorities said Wednesday.

2014 Tourist Arrivals to Thailand Drop By 6.6 Percent

BANGKOK — The number of foreign tourists who visited Thailand in 2014 was down 6.6 percent from the previous year, a Thai government official confirmed.

Debt-Ridden Thai Airways To 'Cut 5,000 Staff'

BANGKOK — Facing huge financial losses, Thai Airways is slated to "encourage" 5,000 of its employees to resign in order to save operational costs, the director airline said.

Business As Usual For Khaosarn Road Despite Protests

(13 November) The rhythm of Bangkok′s backpacker street remains unaffected by the raging anti-government protests that occupied the entire southern stretch of Ratchadamnoen Avenue just few blocks away.

Govt Shuts Down Illegal Ivory Shops



BANGKOK — Every ivory shop nationwide must be inspected by the end of March as part of the government’s effort to comply with the international wildlife trafficking agreement CITES, the state-run news bureau reported.

Govt Backtracks From Threatening Facebook, Again

BANGKOK — Telecommunications regulators said Wednesday they decided to drop an ultimatum given to top foreign online platforms after finding flaws in their own...

Bank Mulls Loan For THB 350 Billion Water Management Project

(2 November) Four Banks plan to discuss loan for Government′s THB 350 billion Water Management project.

Vietnam Records Fastest First-Quarter Growth in Five Years

HANOI (DPA) — Vietnam's economy hustled to a growth rate of more than 6 per cent year-on-year in the first quarter, the prime minister said Wednesday, its fastest for the period since 2010.

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