China denounces Thai politicians for show of support to Hong Kong activists

BANGKOK (Reuters) - The Chinese embassy in Bangkok has condemned Thai politicians for showing support for Hong Kong activists involved in anti-government protests, saying it could harm the relationship between the two countries.

The criticism was echoed by Thailand’s army chief, who on Friday spoke of “hidden agendas” in meetings between opposition activists.

Unhealthy Level Of Air Pollution Reported In Bangkok

BANGKOK, Sept 30 (NNN-TNA) – The Thai Pollution Control Department (PCD), reported today (Monday), an unhealthy level of air pollution, covering 15 main areas in Bangkok, with particulate matter smaller than PM2.5.

The PCD said, levels of 42-66 micro-grams per cubic metre were found in the air, exceeding the safety threshold of 50 micro-grams per cubic metre of air, to the unhealthy level between 53-66 micro-gram per cubic metre.

Unhealthy level of air pollution reported in Bangkok

BANGKOK, Sept. 30 (Xinhua) -- The Thai Pollution Control Department (PCD) reported on Monday an unhealthy level of air pollution covering 15 main areas in Bangkok, with particulate matter smaller than PM2.5.

The PCD said that levels of 42-66 micrograms per cubic meter were found in the air, exceeding the safety threshold of 50 micrograms per cubic meter of air to the unhealthy level between 53-66 microgram per cubic meters.

Asian shares lower on jitters over US policy toward China

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mostly lower in Asia after talk of limits on U.S. stock listings by Chinese companies undermined optimism over progress in trade negotiations.

Chinese manufacturing data was slightly better than analysts’ estimates, but Friday’s downbeat mood on Wall Street carried over into Monday’s trading.

Director promises dank thrills in Thai cave boys rescue saga

BANGKOK (AP) — Their story gripped the world: determined divers racing against time and water to rescue 12 boys and their soccer coach trapped for more than two weeks in a flooded cave deep inside a northern Thai mountain.

The ordeal in late June and early July 2018 had barely ended when filmmakers began their own race to get the nail-biting drama onto cinema screens. The first of those projects will premiere this weekend, when director Tom Waller’s “The Cave” shows at the Busan Film Festival in South Korea.

Asian stocks fall after Democrats turn up heat on Trump

BANGKOK (AP) — Stocks skidded in Asia on Wednesday after Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives said they were considered launching an impeachment probe of President Donald Trump.

Japan’s Nikkei 225 index lost 0.4% to 22,020.15 while the Shanghai Composite gave up 0.9% to 2,960.98. The Hang Seng in Hong Kong lost 1.4% to 25,925.66 and the S&P ASX 200 in Sydney slid 0.5% to 6,713.20. Shares also fell in India, Taiwan and Southeast Asia.

Thailand says no impact on oil imports following Saudi attacks

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand’s energy minister said on Sunday the drone attacks on oil facilities in Saudi Arabia, the world’s top exporter, would have no impact on Thai oil imports.

Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi group claimed responsibility for Saturday’s drone attacks on two facilities of state-run oil company Saudi Aramco at the heart of the kingdom’s oil industry, knocking out more than half of Saudi oil output.

Aramco, whose CEO said the situation had been brought under control, has contracts with Thailand’s state-controlled PTT Pcl.

Thailand’s Constitutional Court Drops Charges Against Prime Minister Over Oath-Taking Fiasco

BANGKOK, Sept 12 (NNN-TNA) – Thailand’s Constitutional Court, dropped a petition filed against Prime Minister, Prayut Chan-o-cha, over his alleged failure to conduct July’s oath-taking ceremony in full.

The Constitutional Court judges, reached a unanimous resolution to lift the charges against Prayut, for allegedly failing to read out the full message of the ceremonial oath, as stipulated in the constitution’s Section 161, before King Maha Vajiralongkorn.

ASEAN records higher trade and FDIs in 2018

BANGKOK, Sept 8 (NNN–BERNAMA) – ASEAN collectively recorded higher trade and foreign direct investments (FDIs) last year despite current global economic uncertainties and the ongoing trade war between China and the United States (US).

In a joint statement in conjunction with the 51st ASEAN Economic Ministers’ (AEM) Meeting, the ministers said based on preliminary data, trade in goods in the region increased by 8.7 per cent year-on-year (y-o-y) while trade in services expanded by 10.6 per cent y-o-y.

Thailand Hosts 51st ASEAN Economic Ministers Meeting

BANGKOK, Sept 7 (NNN-TNA) – Thailand is hosting the 51st ASEAN Economic Ministers Meeting and related meetings, with Prime Minister, Prayut Chan-o-cha delivering a welcoming speech, on Friday.

The prime minister spoke highly of ASEAN’s achievements since its establishment 52 years ago, including ASEAN Free Trade Area, which promotes free trade between ASEAN countries by lowering tariffs, ASEAN Economic Community that enhances economic cooperation and ASEAN’s proposal of Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP).

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