Category Archives: Industry

Vietnam Explores Increasing Foreign Military Cooperation to Resist China

TAIPEI, TAIWAN – Vietnam indicates in a recent defense white paper it will pursue stronger military ties abroad as China challenges its maritime sovereignty claims, and analysts expect that to…

Thai Officials Meet with Major Southern Insurgent Group

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA – Officials from Thailand have held their first formal meeting in recent years with Muslim separatists from southern Thailand belonging to the Barisan Revolusi Nasional Melayu Patani,…

Ford Vietnam Announces $82 Million Investment in Switch From Motorbikes to Cars

Ford Vietnam has announced it is investing $82 million to increase production, which will speed up the transition to cars in a communist nation known more for the iconic motorbike.The…

Azerbaijan in rankings of most powerful countries on earth

Azerbaijan has taken the 45th place in the list of the most powerful countries on earth, leaving behind Portugal, Colombia, Thailand, Argentina, Czech Republic, Croatia and other countries.The Power Rankings,…

China expects tourism shift from U.S., Australia to Asia for Lunar New Year

China’s aviation regulator said on Thursday it expected a decline in airline capacity and bookings to the United States and Australia over the Lunar New Year period for the first…

Final Phase of the Royal Coronation Leaves a Lasting Impression on Everyone

Both the Royal Barge Procession and the Royal Land Procession, marking the final phase of the Coronation of His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Phra Vajiraklaochaoyuhua (Rama X), have concluded, leaving…

Philippines Bamboo Entrepreneur Digs In on Poverty and Climate Threats

LONDON – Mark Sultan Gersava grew up in poverty, one of 12 children of a slash-and-burn subsistence farmer in the Philippines province of Sultan Kudarat.Today he is the “chief executive…

Myanmar Arakan Army Leader’s Wife, Family Detained in Thailand

Authorities in Thailand detained the wife and children of Arakan Army (AA) Commander-in-Chief Maj-General Tun Myat Naing this week at the Thai-Myanmar border and appear set to deport them, RFA…

Oil gains amid push by Saudi Arabia for further supply cuts

Oil prices rose on Tuesday, as OPEC and its allies discuss whether to deepen a supply cut pact ahead of meetings this week, although prospects after Saudi Arabia’s planned listing…