Thailand's exports rose more than expected in December from a year earlier, with full-2021 growth coming at 17.1%, the highest in 11 years, helped by stronger global demand and a weak baht, Commerce Minister Jurin Laksanawisit said on Friday.
SINGAPORE: South Korean tech giant Samsung has pulled an online advert in Singapore that featured a hijab-wearing Muslim woman hugging her drag queen son after it sparked a backlash from socially conservative corners.
A traffic policeman in Bangkok was found to have broken the traffic law himself and fined 500 baht for riding a motorcycle with the licence plate covered over by a road safety sticker.
TOKYO: Japan's biggest steelmaker Nippon Steel Corp will buy two electric arc furnace steelmakers in Thailand in a deal worth up to $763 million, it said on Friday, as it seeks to cut its reliance on blast furnaces that use coking coal and emit carbon dioxide.
BANGKOK: Lebanon's M1 Group will partner with a Myanmar firm to take over Norwegian telco Telenor's business in the Southeast Asian country after its military junta sought a local buyer, three sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.
Tickets for flights and bus journeys between Singapore and Malaysia resumed sales on Friday, as the city-state reported a lower number of new daily Covid-19 cases but a rising infection growth rate.
ACCRA: At least 17 people were killed and 59 injured Thursday in a devastating explosion in a western Ghana town after a truck carrying explosives intended for a mine collided with a motorcycle, the government said.
HOUSTON: A giant 18-wheel transport truck is barreling down a multi-lane Texas highway, and there is no one behind the wheel.