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Bank Indonesia holds rates as economy flashes recovery signs

Indonesia’s central bank left its benchmark interest rate unchanged at a record low as the economy begins to show signs of recovery from the country’s worst coronavirus wave.

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Bank Indonesia holds rates as economy flashes recovery signs
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Wildlife traffickers creeping back as pandemic restrictions ease - UN

SINGAPORE: After a drastic reduction in wildlife trafficking during the pandemic, authorities in Southeast Asia must act swiftly to stop smugglers getting back in business once border controls are relaxed, according to a forthcoming UN report.

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Wildlife traffickers creeping back as pandemic restrictions ease - UN
13:35

10,919 new Covid cases, 143 more deaths

The daily fatality rate is up again, to 143 from the previous 106, but new infections are down.

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13:22

Myanmar border alert for gun smuggling

Security agencies have been instructed to again step up vigilance along the border with Myanmar, this time to prevent weapons smuggling.

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Myanmar border alert for gun smuggling
12:45

Crunch time for huge Chinese firm, but no 'Lehman moment'

HONG KONG: With the future of Evergrande hanging in the balance, global markets have plunged on fears that one of China's biggest developers could collapse and cause a contagion throughout the world's number two economy and beyond.

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Crunch time for huge Chinese firm, but no 'Lehman moment'
12:32

Inquiry clears Korat police for use of van seen at Phetchaburi beach

NAKHON RATCHASIMA: An inquiry has cleared police in Nakhon Ratchasima over the use of a police van seen at a Phetchaburi beach. They were on assignment to pick up a murder suspect.

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Inquiry clears Korat police for use of van seen at Phetchaburi beach
11:58

Young couple arrested for online sex show

SAMUT PRAKAN: A young couple were arrested at a hotel in Bang Phli district late on Monday night for streaming their sexual activities online.

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Young couple arrested for online sex show
11:45

Iron curtain falls on Hong Kong cinema as censors demand cuts

HONG KONG: Once renowned for world-class cinema, Hong Kong's film industry was already struggling before the latest hurdle -- Chinese mainland-style censorship as authorities take their purge of dissent into the cultural sphere.

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Iron curtain falls on Hong Kong cinema as censors demand cuts
11:11

Alcazar theatre not ready for reopening

CHON BURI: Although Pattaya is gearing up for reopening to tourists, tentatively set for next month, the famed Alcazar Cabaret Show theatre is not yet ready for it.

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Alcazar theatre not ready for reopening
10:45

Biden bids to renew US leadership in UN speech

UNITED NATIONS, US: President Joe Biden will tell the world Tuesday that the United States wants to avoid a Cold War with China, while pivoting from continuous post-9/11 conflicts to an era of US-led diplomacy.

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Biden bids to renew US leadership in UN speech
09:57

Former minister Decha Sukharom dies aged 86

KANCHNABURI: Dr Decha Sucarom, a former public health minister and six-time MP, died at 10.29pm on Monday at the age of 86, his daughter Vorasuda Sucarom posted on her Facebook page.

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Former minister Decha Sukharom dies aged 86
09:45

EU rallies behind angry France in US row but Biden budges on travel

UNITED NATIONS: Tensions rocked the Western alliance Monday as European Union leaders backed France in its anger over a scuppered mega-contract, but US President Joe Biden addressed a key European grievance by easing Covid travel restrictions.

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EU rallies behind angry France in US row but Biden budges on travel
09:00

Thailand called upon to reassess impact of CPTPP

Thailand needs to re-evaluate the impact of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), after China formally applied to join the trade bloc on Sept 16, according to the chief trade negotiator.

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08:03

Smart homes set to become mainstream

Home automation and energy management are expected to become the mainstream in the near future, buoyed by the rise of new advanced technologies and electric vehicles.

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Smart homes set to become mainstream
07:00

Phangnga operators seek direct travel

Tourism operators in Phangnga are calling for a plan to let tourists travel directly to the province to avoid complicated procedures, while it banks on the resumption of flights from Russia to generate 20,000 room nights in the fourth quarter.

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06:46

OIC dismisses speculation surrounding non-life firm

The Office of Insurance Commission (OIC) has rejected speculation regarding the alleged closure of a non-life insurance company.

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OIC dismisses speculation surrounding non-life firm
06:00

Reopening of capital 'must be safe'

Welcoming tourists back to Bangkok hinges on three factors, including that 70% of its population are fully vaccinated, which could push the reopening near mid-November, according to the City Hall.

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Bangkok reopening
05:54

Ministry preps extra funds for Q4

The Finance Ministry will pump additional money into the economic system in the fourth quarter to further improve the flagging economy amid the prolonged Covid-19 pandemic.

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Extra funds for Q4
05:00

Bids for Bang Sue station shop space 'soon'

The State Railway of Thailand (SRT) is gearing up to accept bids for commercial spaces at Bang Sue Grand Station, which is expected to become a major source of revenue for the agency.

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Bang Sue shop space
04:45

THAI sells more planes

Cash-strapped Thai Airways International (THAI) is putting three aircraft along with a flight simulator up for sale, as a part of its financial rehabilitation plan and the ongoing push to modernise its ageing fleet, a source in the company said.

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THAI sells more planes