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Thailand: Price controls for 55 items

The government has retained its price control on 55 products and service items including medical face masks, a synthetic fibre used as a raw material to make medical face masks, alcohol and alcohol-based hand sanitiser, and recyclable paper. The meeting of the Central Committee on the Prices of Goods and Services chaired by Commerce Minister […]

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Philippines: ‘Opening’ seen to ease quarantine despite COVID-19 variant arrival

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines continues to see an “opening” to roll back remaining movement restrictions despite a new coronavirus variant detected in the country, a necessary step for the economy to bounce back from last year’s recession.  “Given the experience of other countries, I think there’s an opening,” Acting Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Karl Kendrick […]

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