BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) - Doubts about the future of cryptocurrencies and their susceptibility to misuse render them a risky bet, but there’s room for optimism.
BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) - November election unlikely as panel wants law effective only 90 days after promulgation.
BEIJING (China Daily/ANN) - China’s economic growth beat forecasts to reach 6.9 per cent year-on-year in 2017, marking the first acceleration since 2010 despite financial regulatory tightening and measures against pollution that affect growth.
PHNOM PENH (The Phnom Penh Post/ANN) - Australian filmmaker James Ricketson, who has spent more than seven months in Cambodian prison on allegations of “espionage”, had a ruling on his final bid for bail delayed at the Supreme Court today.
TBONG KHMUM, Cambodia (The Phnom Penh Post/ANN) - Pov is now the second woman to be rescued out of roughly 100 maids recruited by an agency owned by Cham Muslim community leader Ahmad Yahya in 2005 to go to the Gulf state under a programme that the Ministry of Labour now says was illegal.
TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The government is planning new measures to help Japanese companies construct pharmaceutical factories in Asian countries, where labour costs are lower than in Japan, to encourage the production of more generic drugs, The Yomiuri Shimbun has learned.
TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The government’s plan to allow people to put off receiving pensions until after the age of 70 aims to encourage willing elderly citizens to keep working and stave off a labour shortage.
TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - As Valentine’s Day (Feb. 14) approaches and more and more women are posting pictures of chocolate on social media, this year many department stores and others are focusing on promoting chocolate and events that focus on the theme of “great for social media.”
NAYPYITAW (Eleven Media Group/ANN) -The Rakhine State government will sue Lower House MP Dr Aye Maung for “incitement” at literary events that they claim encouraged mutiny against the nation, along with defamation and spreading fake information.
NAYPYITAW (Eleven Media Group/ANN) - Visitor numbers at the Inwa cultural zone in Mandalay Region have increased over the same period last year.
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