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    Formula One deploys war chest of coronavirus strategies for Austria

    AFP, Published on 30/06/2020

    » PARIS - The Formula One season roars into action at the Austrian Grand Prix in Spielberg this weekend with "military-like", coronavirus-busting sanitary regulations.

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    Korea adds 505 cases, deaths top 2,800: Virus update

    Published on 27/02/2020

    » Saudi Arabia halted religious visits that draw millions to cities including Mecca and Medina, while Japan asked for all schools to shut from March 2. More new cases were reported outside China than within the country for the first time, highlighting the spread of the epidemic.

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    Focus on laggards poised for post-coronavirus revival

    Business, Published on 06/06/2020

    » The SET index is expected to trade between 1,300 and 1,400 points this month, although it already powered past 1,400 on Thursday. Thai equities are likely to lag their peers given the subdued tourism outlook amid weak spending power. Global market volatility could ease in light of the improvement in the Covid-19 outlook and the easing of restrictions in many countries.

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    Cases top 152,000 worldwide, rise in SE Asia and Europe: Virus update

    Published on 15/03/2020

    » Fear closed the world in on itself as nations, from the US to much of Europe and Latin America, took measures to shield citizens from the coronavirus infection. That meant shutting borders, airports and, in France, its cafes and restaurants.

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    Iran cases surge, new Malaysia, Singapore infections: Virus update

    Published on 01/03/2020

    » Four new infections were reported in Malaysia and Singapore after Thailand, the United States and Australia recorded their first deaths caused by the coronavirus and cases in Iran and South Korea jumped by 376 but the number of new deaths fell in the epicentre of Hubei, China.

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    Two-way street

    Asia focus, Published on 01/06/2020

    » The European Union and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) have vowed to strengthen their cooperation at a time when the world is facing unprecedented health and economic crisis caused by coronavirus outbreak.

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    Feeling the pulse of the land

    News, Published on 29/06/2020

    » Tourists come and go, but those who stay long enough can feel the pulse of the new land. Israelis, their top envoy in the kingdom said, have been won over by the goodwill and warmth shown by Thais.

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    Misguided myopia of asking the rich

    Oped, Thitinan Pongsudhirak, Published on 24/04/2020

    » Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha's initiative to seek more cooperation and assistance from Thailand's 20 wealthiest billionaires is understandable. Thailand needs all the help it can get to handle and manage the social and economic ravages of the coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis. But making an appeal in writing from the top to the country's richest is short-sighted and misguided on many levels. It displays a government at the end of its tether and a leader who is being forced to own up to mismanaging the country for the past six years.

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    2011 flood lessons go unheeded

    Oped, Danny Marks, Published on 25/03/2020

    » Almost 10 years ago, the Thai government faced another huge crisis and unnatural disaster: the 2011 floods which killed over 800 and caused over US$45 billion (1.5 trillion baht) in damage. The damage and losses would have been significantly lower if the Yingluck Shinawatra government had responded more effectively. While the responses needed to the coronavirus certainly differ from a mega-flood, there are numerous lessons that the current Prayut Chan-o-cha government can learn from the mistakes made during the floods and thus how to best handle a crisis. But have they?

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    Three investment themes for February

    Business, Published on 08/02/2020

    » In January, the Thai equity market was buffeted by several negative factors. The spread of the coronavirus drove the SET index sharply lower to finish the month at 1.514.14 points.

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