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19:55

Singapore regulator reiterates crypto dangers amid Hodlnaut woes

Cryptocurrency investment is “highly hazardous” but meltdowns in the sector have not created financial-stability risks for Singapore, regulators in the city-state said after another digital-asset firm ran into trouble.

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Singapore regulator reiterates crypto dangers amid Hodlnaut woes
19:30

Cabinet approves Eastern Airport City

The cabinet has approved the use of about 1,000 rai of the Eastern Airport City project for development of a free-trade city to draw major investors.

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New airport city
18:56

Thai director Danny says Myanmar abduction rumours untrue

A film director was repatriated from Myanmar on Tuesday morning after his family claimed that he had been kidnapped for ransom by the United Wa State Army (UWSA) since Jan 4. However, Myanmar authorities insisted that he had entered the UWSA's territory of his own free will.

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Thai director Danny says Myanmar abduction rumours untrue
17:45

Flight bookings to Hong Kong surge 249% after quarantine cut

Hong Kong’s decision to reduce the number of days arrivals must spend in hotel quarantine triggered an immediate surge in flight bookings to the city, said China’s largest travel online agency.

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Flight bookings to Hong Kong surge 249% after quarantine cut
17:19

Escalating evidence of crimes in Myanmar: UN investigators

UN investigators said Tuesday there was mounting evidence of crimes being committed in Myanmar, including since a military coup last year.

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Escalating evidence of crimes in Myanmar: UN investigators
17:06

Japanese fashion designer Issey Miyake dies at 84

World-renowned Japanese fashion designer Issey Miyake, known for his designs incorporating cutting-edge silhouettes and heavily pleated fabrics, died last Friday of liver cancer, his office said Tuesday. He was 84.

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Japanese fashion designer Issey Miyake dies at 84
16:21

Russia starts stripping jetliners for parts as sanctions bite

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Russia starts stripping jetliners for parts as sanctions bite
16:08

Fraud victims of fugitive Singapore couple file complaint with CIB

A Singaporean man and his Thai girlfriend on Tuesday filed a complaint with the Central Investigation Bureau (CIB), saying that they are victims of internet fraud by a Singaporean man and his Thai wife who have reportedly fled from Singapore to Thailand.

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Fraud victims of fugitive Singapore couple file complaint with CIB
15:45

Record rainfall, flooding in Seoul kill 7

SEOUL: Subway stations and major roads were underwater in the South Korean capital Seoul after record-breaking rains caused severe flooding, with at least seven people dead and seven more missing, officials said Tuesday.

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Record rainfall, flooding in Seoul kill 7
15:09

Labour minister pushing for wage rise in October

The labour minister is pushing for an increase in the daily minimum wage from Oct 1 instead of early next year as previously intended, and denies bringing it forward is politically motivated.

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Early wage hike?
14:54

At a Jakarta crosswalk, Indonesian teens take to the catwalk

A pedestrian crossing turned viral catwalk has become a site for Jakarta's young fashionistas to express themselves, while attracting the disapproval of police in the traffic-clogged Indonesian capital.

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At a Jakarta crosswalk, Indonesian teens take to the catwalk
14:45

Russia launches Iranian satellite amid Ukraine war concerns

ALMATY, Kazakhstan: An Iranian satellite launched by Russia blasted off from Kazakhstan early Tuesday and went into orbit amid controversy that Moscow might use it to improve its surveillance of military targets in Ukraine.

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Russia launches Iranian satellite amid Ukraine war concerns
13:50

1,955 new Covid inpatients, 33 more deaths

Little change in the daily figures released by health officials, with 33 more coronavirus-related deaths and 1,955 new cases admitted to hospitals on Monday.

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Caseload steady
13:38

Heavy rain in 43 provinces

More heavy rain was forecast to continue in 43 provinces, covering all regions, on Tuesday, with flood warnings.

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Heavy rain in 43 provinces
13:37

Thai Airways’ B80bn capital-raising plan led by govt

Thai Airways International Plc will receive key financial support from the government for its 80 billion baht capital raising and debt-to-equity swap plan aimed at helping the state-controlled carrier come out of its pandemic-induced bankruptcy.

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Thai Airways’ B80bn capital-raising plan led by govt
13:18

Bank of Thailand to get more powers in crypto law overhaul

The government plans to overhaul digital rules to confer more powers on the central bank and tighten the oversight of platforms offering cryptocurrencies and other tokens after a recent market rout left retail investors reeling from losses.

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Bank of Thailand to get more powers in crypto law overhaul
11:47

Taiwan holds military drill, accuses China of preparing invasion

FENGGANG TOWNSHIP, Taiwan: Taiwan held an artillery drill on Tuesday simulating a defence against an attack as its top diplomat accused Beijing of preparing to invade the island after days of massive Chinese war games.

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Taiwan holds military drill, accuses China of preparing invasion
11:43

Govt to subsidise electricity fuel component tariff

The government has decided to subsidise the fuel tariff (Ft) component of electricity bills for the three months September-December, when the cost is set to rise, government spokesman Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana said.

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Govt to subsidise electricity fuel component tariff
11:15

Prawit expects Prayut to remain PM for 2 more years

Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon expects Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to survive the eight-year term legal dispute, be the next prime ministerial candidate of his Palang Pracharath Party (PPRP) and remain premier for two more years.

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Prawit expects Prayut to remain PM for 2 more years
10:40

Finance minister favours modest rate hike to shield growth

The Bank of Thailand (BoT) should stay away from a steep policy tightening path to protect the economy’s nascent recovery while taming the fastest inflation in more than a decade, according to the finance minister.

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Finance minister favours modest rate hike to shield growth