TOKYO: The tobacco giant Philip Morris plans to phase out conventional cigarettes in Japan within 10 years, the company’s new chief executive said on Friday.
SONGKHLA: You can find almost anything at a pawn shop — from gold necklaces to a ladder — when the coronavirus hits people's purses.
SEOUL: Cryptocurrency investors will be imposed a 20% capital gains tax starting next year in South Korea but they are entitled to a tax deduction on expenses incurred during mining processes such as electricity bills.
Economic recovery will be slow and uneven but fiscal and financial positions are strong, Bank of Thailand governor Sethaput Suthiwartnarueput said, as the tourism-reliant country deals with a third wave of coronavirus infections.
SEATTLE: Blue Origin, billionaire Jeff Bezos' rocket company, is targeting July 20 for its first suborbital sightseeing trip on its New Shepard spacecraft, a landmark moment in a competition to usher in a new era of private commercial space travel.
The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration is speeding up mass testing and vaccination in Covid-hit communities, admitting the disease is expanding rapidly in the capital.
BEIJING: Chinese exports grew at a forecast-busting rate last month, data showed Friday, while imports surged at their strongest rate in a decade as the global economy bounced back from the pandemic crisis and domestic consumption continued to recover at a healthy pace.
The Thai national team continued training for next month's World Cup qualifiers despite a heavy downpour on Thursday.
WASHINGTON: Some are waiting for their arrival with trepidation, others are curious what they might taste like: Americans are swapping tips on how best to weather the storm when billions of cicadas soon emerge after 17 years underground.
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has held talks with authorities in Mae Hong Son to find ways to help more than 2,000 Karen refugees who crossed the Salaween River into Thailand to flee fighting between the KNU (Karen National Union) and Myanmar military.