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Leading Tractor Manufacturer Expands to Thailand

Mahindra & Mahindra, the world’s largest tractor manufacturer by volume, has formally announced its plan to enter the ASEAN market, beginning with Thailand. ASEAN, a ...

Colorectal Cancer Emerges as the Third Most Common Cancer in Thailand

According to research conducted by Siriraj Hospital and Mahidol University, colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most common cancer in Thailand, accounting for over 10% of ...

Microsoft to Invest in Cloud And AI-Powered Thailand

Microsoft has committed to developing new cloud and AI infrastructure in Thailand, offering AI training to over 100,000 people and supporting the country’s growing ...

Japanese Company Opens Supermarket in Thailand Partnering with Local Player

Japanese department store group Isetan Mitsukoshi has formed a joint venture with One Bangkok, a smart district developed by TCC Assets and Frasers Property, to establish a ...

First BMW Plant in Asia Opens in Thailand

BMW Manufacturing (Thailand) Co., Ltd., the first wholly-owned BMW plant in Asia, has been officially inaugurated at Amata City Industrial Park in Thailand, joining ...

Thailand to Clean Up Bangkok’s Tangled Telecoms Cables

Thailand’s National Broadcasting and Telecommunication Commission (NBTC) has initiated a project to organize the tangled telecom cables in Bangkok. The plan, reported by The ...

Malaysia to Receive Anka Drones from Turkey

The Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) has acquired three Anka Medium Altitude Long Endurance Unmanned Aerial Systems (MALE UAS) from Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI). ...

Malaysia’s New Strategy Targets USD 106 Billion Investment to Boost Semiconductor Industry

Malaysia is committed to solidifying its position as a global technology powerhouse, leveraging its strong semiconductor industry. The National Semiconductor Strategy (NSS) ...

Petronas and Sinopec Form Strategic Alliance to Propel Energy Innovation

Malaysia’s state-owned oil company, Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas), has entered into a strategic collaboration with China Petrochemical Corporation (Sinopec) to explore ...

Sarawak Initiates Southeast Asia’s First Climate Change Center

Sarawak, an East Malaysian state located in Borneo, has announced the establishment of Southeast Asia’s first climate change center to spearhead Malaysia’s ...

Malaysia to Spend USD 31 Million to Upgrade 400 Healthcare Facilities

Malaysia’s Health Ministry announced that a total of 401 projects aimed at upgrading health clinics and other healthcare facilities across the country are currently ...

Google to Invest USD 2 Billion for First Google Data Centre, Google Cloud Region in Malaysia

Google plans to invest MYR 9.4 billion (USD 2 billion) in Malaysia, marking its largest investment in the country to date. This initiative includes the establishment of ...

ZTE, Digital Nasional, and Telekom Malaysia Set New 5G Speed Record in Malaysia

ZTE, a global telecommunications company has achieved a milestone in collaboration with Digital Nasional Bhd (DNB), Malaysia’s government-owned single wholesale 5G ...

SPIL Breaks Ground on USD 1.4 Billion Semiconductor Plant in Penang, Malaysia

Siliconware Precision Industries Co., Ltd. (SPIL), a global semiconductor packaging and testing company based in Taiwan, has marked the commencement of construction for its ...

Apple Sets to Open Flagship Store in Malaysia, Expands Southeast Asian Presence

Apple  will open its first store in Malaysia as part of its regional expansion across Southeast Asia. This will be Apple’s sixth store in the area, following three in ...

Malaysia to Undertake New Cocoa Plantation & Cocoa Farm Recovery Projects

The Malaysian government has committed MYR 9.5 million (USD 2 million) to a new cocoa cultivation initiative that includes the establishment of a new 350-hectare plantation ...

US Investment Firm Cerberus and South Korea’s HD Hyundai Partner to Revitalize Shipbuilding in Subic Bay

President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. announced that US equity firm Cerberus and South Korea’s HD Hyundai Heavy Industries have partnered to revitalize the shipbuilding ...

Luzon Economic Corridor To Propel the Philippines as a Regional Economic Hub

The Philippines is strategically positioning itself as a regional hub for smart manufacturing and services, capitalizing on its advantageous geographic location and active ...

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