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Thailand seeks to export more natural rubber after curbs end

13 Nov 2019

BANGKOK Thailand is pushing to export natural rubber to boost farmers' income, the country's commerce minister said on Wednesday, weeks after it ended a four-month curb on the commodity.

Southeast Asian countries need tougher plastic policies to curb pollution - U.N.

13 Nov 2019

BANGKOK Southeast Asian countries, among the world's worst ocean polluters, need tougher regulations for plastic packaging to curb leakage, a United Nations report said on Wednesday.

Thailand seeks to export more natural rubber after curbs end

13 Nov 2019

BANGKOK, Nov 13 Thailand is pushing to export natural rubber to boost farmers' income, the country's commerce minister said on Wednesday, weeks after it ended a four-month curb on the commodity.

Pope Francis to reunite with cousin on visit to Thailand

11 Nov 2019

UDON THANI In a remote Catholic school in Thailand, Sister Ana Rosa Sivori, 77, kneels in a chapel to pray at the beginning of the school day.

India rejects China-backed Asian trade deal, as others move ahead

04 Nov 2019

BANGKOK China joined 14 countries on Monday in agreeing terms for what could be the world's biggest trade pact, but India pulled out at the last minute on the grounds that the deal would hurt its farmers, businesses, workers and consumers.

U.S. envoy decries Chinese "intimidation" in South China Sea

04 Nov 2019

BANGKOK A U.S. envoy denounced Chinese "intimidation" in the South China Sea at a summit of Southeast Asian leaders on Monday and said they should not be bullied into giving up their resources by what he compared to a conquest.

'Still time' for Thailand to solve U.S. duty-free issue: U.S. commerce secretary

04 Nov 2019

BANGKOK Thailand still has time to renegotiate with the United States over a suspension of duty-free preferences on imports of Thai goods before the suspension takes effect in April, U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said on Monday.

Thailand says new Asian trade deal to be signed in 2020

04 Nov 2019

BANGKOK Thailand said on Sunday that Southeast Asian nations are committed to signing a pact by February 2020 on forging what could become the world's largest trade bloc, even after new demands by India dealt a blow to the process backed by China.

Trade talks in balance at Southeast Asian leaders summit

04 Nov 2019

BANGKOK Plans to finalise an Asia-wide trade deal at a summit in Bangkok this weekend were uncertain after new demands raised by India in the negotiations to create the world's largest trading bloc.

Southeast Asian leaders meet FIFA chief amid World Cup bid talks

02 Nov 2019

BANGKOK Southeast Asian countries signed a deal with soccer's global governing body FIFA on Saturday to jointly boost the sport as its president said he was happy with the region's plan to bid for the 2034 World Cup.

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