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Thailand: Virus hype sparks online surge

People’s engagement through social media and e-marketplace platforms rose sharply from January to February, whipped up by the coronavirus outbreak, says the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC). The trend was illustrated in a recent online survey conducted through the Prute Ti Maat (behaviour measurement) app developed by the NBTC. Giant e-marketplace Shopee saw people […]

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Cambodia’s trade deficit widens to $7.66 billion

Cambodia’s trade deficit with its global trading partners has continued to widen in 2019, with $7.66 billion more imports than exports, according to a government report, increasing from $4.83 billion in 2018 and representing a 31.6 percent rise in one year. The report released in conjunction with the National Bank of Cambodia and General Department […]

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All Vietnamese airlines suspend flights to South Korea

The Hanoitimes – To date, the Vietnamese authority has not considered suspending flights between the two countries, so the decision to stop flights to South Korea was based on the airlines’ own consideration. From March 7, no Vietnamese airlines would operate flights from and to South Korea as Vietjet Air has been the last local carrier […]

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Malaysia: January exports down, but above forecast

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia’s exports in January 2020 fell 1.5% to RM84.08bil from a year ago, but was better than the Bloomberg forecast of 1.6%, as trade was impacted by lower exports to China. The International Trade and Industry Ministry (Miti) said imports slipped 2.4% to RM72.08bil versus the survey of a 1.4% decline. Malaysia recorded […]

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