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Bangkok prepares testing protocols as reopening looms

With the Nov 1 reopening looming, Bangkok is preparing protocols for testing tourists outside the airport, at hotels or ‘swab hubs’ to avoid congestion on arrival. Thapanee Kiatphaibool, Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) deputy governor for domestic marketing, said swab tests for travellers will be conducted outside the airport to disperse the flow of tourists […]

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Indonesia Central Bank Keeps Rate Unchanged

Indonesia central bank left its key rates unchanged for the eighth consecutive meeting on Tuesday. The board of governors of Bank Indonesia decided to hold the the BI 7-Day reverse repo rate at 3.50 percent. The previous change in the rate was a quarter-point reduction in February. The deposit facility rate was maintained at 2.75 […]

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Vietnam GDP growth predicted to hit 1.8% in 2021: VESS

Vietnam’s growth prospects remain much dependent on the effectiveness of vaccination programs, restriction measures, and the implementation of supporting policies. Vietnam’s GDP is likely to expand by 1.8% in 2021 following the recent fourth Covid-19 outbreak that forces major cities in the country into lockdown for months. Construction and industry would be the main driving […]

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