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  • Siam Commercial Bank profits drop as costs rise April 19, 2018
    Second-ranked Siam Commercial Bank on Thursday reported a 4.6% decline in first-quarter net profit due to rise in costs and investments in digital banking.
  • Japanese volcano erupts, no injuries April 19, 2018
    TOKYO: A volcano in Japan erupted on Thursday, shooting clouds of smoke and rocks into the sky, and prompting authorities to ban access to the peak, but there were no reports of any damage or casualties.
  • Malaysia-Singapore rail tender deadline postponed April 19, 2018
    SINGAPORE: The deadline for bidders to submit their tenders for the development of a high-speed rail line between Singapore and Kuala Lumpur has been postponed by six months due to the complexity of the project, the two governments said Thursday.
  • SET index leads Southeast Asian peers April 19, 2018
    The Stock Exchange of Thailand indexs outgains other Southeast Asian markets on Thursday, while a selloff in the Philippines saw the index closing at it lowest in nearly a year.
  • S. Korea's Moon: Peace treaty 'must be pursued' April 19, 2018
    SEOUL: A peace treaty to formally end the Korean War "must be pursued", South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Thursday, ahead of a summit next week with Kim Jong Un, leader of the nuclear-armed North.
  • Conditions in Rohingya refugee camps ‘very poor’ April 19, 2018
    YANGON: A Myanmar minister expressed concerns on Thursday about "very poor conditions" in Rohingya refugee camps in neighbouring Bangladesh, and said repatriation of the Muslim minority should start as soon as possible due to the coming monsoon season.
  • Australian bank charges dead client service fee for a decade April 19, 2018
    MELBOURNE: An Australian government inquiry has heard that financial advisers working for Australia's largest bank continued charging clients service fees after they died -- in one case for more than a decade.
  • Three more cases of fraud by group travel agents April 19, 2018
    More than 100 people who booked trips to Japan or Turkey, and masseuses seeking jobs in the Maldives have lost several million baht in total to tour organisers they accuse of fraud.
  • Drugs war leaders get key posts in Philippine police reshuffle April 19, 2018
    MANILA: Police at the helm of the Philippine war on drugs were given top posts in the national force on Thursday, indicating no let-up in a brutal crackdown that has caused international alarm, and defined Rodrigo Duterte's 21-month presidency.
  • Philippine stocks pummelled further by rate-hike fears April 19, 2018
    The problems keep piling up for Philippine stocks, the world’s worst performers this year.