Thai GDP Forecast Cut as Economy Grows Slower Than Expected

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Thailand’s economy grew more slowly than expected in the third quarter and the government lowered its full-year forecast as the country deals with the impact of the U.S.-China trade war and a strong currency. Gross domestic product rose 2.4% from a year ago, the National Economic and Social Development Council […]

Samoa makes measles vaccine mandatory to stop deadly outbreak

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Samoa was finalising plans for a compulsory measles vaccination programme Monday, after declaring a state of emergency as a deadly epidemic sweeps the Pacific nation. At least six fatalities, including five children, have been linked to the outbreak of the virus, which has also hit other island states such as […]

The 10th annual Sir Bani Yas Forum concludes in Abu Dhabi

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The 10th annual Sir Bani Yas Forum, organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation in cooperation with the Center for International and Strategic Studies (CSIS), concluded today in Abu Dhabi. This high-level forum is held annually at the initiative of HH Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, […]

SoftBank’s Yahoo Japan to merge with Line app operator

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Japan’s Z Holdings, formerly Yahoo Japan, will merge with mobile chat app operator Line, the firms said Monday, in a bid to boost the customer base for their digital services. Mobile operator SoftBank Corp, the parent of Z Holdings (ZHD), and South Korea’s Naver, Line’s parent company, agreed the merger of […]