3:33 pm October 30, 2014 | No Comment
For years, education in Thailand has been handicapped by a reliance on rote-learning and stress on skills that support basic jobs but just do not cut it for a booming middle class that aspires to better jobs and better pay.
1:17 pm October 30, 2014 | No Comment
Indonesia’s new government will make changes to its costly gasoline and diesel subsidies before the end of the year, the country’s chief economics minister said on Thursday.
10:17 pm October 29, 2014 | No Comment
The remaining subsidized fuel quota for this year is less than 8 million kiloliters, from the 46 million kiloliter set in the 2014 revised state budget, a high-level official at the Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry said on Wednesday.
6:03 pm October 29, 2014 | No Comment
Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia has followed up on two fuel subsidy cuts in the past year with a proposal for a tiered subsidy system that skeptics say will be hard to execute and looks more like an attempt to placate voters griping about living costs. In recent years, Malaysia has shielded its citizens from the full […]
4:05 pm October 29, 2014 | No Comment
Asia’s travel and tourism sector is booming but will faces a severe shortage of skilled workers in the next 10 years, a top industry executive said on Wednesday. Investments in human capital have lagged behind spending on infrastructure such as airports and hotels, said David Scowsill, president and chief executive of the London-based World […]
2:15 pm October 29, 2014 | No Comment
Beijing. China will require sugar importers to register out-of-quota imports of the sweetener from Nov. 1, allowing it to better monitor a flow of cheap imports that has hurt the domestic industry, traders said. The rule requires importers to submit details of out-of-quota imports through an ‘automatic import licensing administration’ system, the commerce ministry and […]
1:38 pm October 29, 2014 | No Comment
Beijing. China can cut its economic growth target to 7 percent next year without hurting its labor market, the World Bank said on Wednesday even as it urged Beijing to get rid of rigid growth objectives. At its thrice-yearly review of the Chinese economy, the World Bank warned China against carrying its “ambitious” 2014 […]
9:00 am October 29, 2014 | No Comment
Malaysia said the high-speed rail link between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore may miss a 2020 deadline even after using government land as much as possible to avoid property-acquisition disputes.