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NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 Revisits Bangkok; Ends with GURUS Influencer Awards

“NEXT BLOCK ASIA has revisited Bangkok to set the stage for discussions between experts from cryptocurrency, traditional finance, and affiliate industries” reports financemagnates.com. The award ceremony was a great finish to a very successful day at the Next Block Asia conference.Discover iFX EXPO Asia 2020 in Macao – The Largest Financial B2B Expo The conference was a one-day event and took place in Bangkok’s epic W Hotel. Source: financemagnates.com

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If you’re looking to spend a day in Southeast Asia, here are the cheapest cities to do so.

“The street food in the capital, like on Alor Street, are a merry blend of Malay, Chinese, and Indian cuisines” writes Mae Yen Yap for mashable.com. It also most likely omitted street food that aren’t widely known if you don’t speak the local language.The Malaysian capital’s known for its active scenes, cheap but delicious street food, and many attractions. Source: mashable.com

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Asia-wide trade pact on course despite India, Thailand says

“But one advantage for Southeast Asian countries from having relative heavyweight India in the trade pact would be less domination by China” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand said on Monday that Asian countries had held conclusive talks on what could be the world’s biggest trade pact and there would be an announcement of success at a summit in Bangkok despite doubts raised by India.Spurred in part by the U.S.-China trade war, Southeast Asian countries hoped to announce at least provisional agreement on the China-backed 16-nation…

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Alleged Bitcoin Mining Scam Reported in Thailand

“Victims of an alleged cryptocurrency mining scam have filed claims against the suspected perpetrator with the Technology Crime Suppression Division in Thailand, the Bangkok Post reports on Feb. 18” writes Aaron Wood for cointelegraph.com. One affected individual told the Bangkok Post “But from August the owner began imposing conditions for withdrawing the money.The Bitcoin (BTC) mining contracts offered by the company reportedly ranged from three months to a lifetime.Local authorities reportedly suspect that a total of 140 individuals were affected by the scam.Per the report, 30 people have filed a…

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Scoot passengers stuck in Tokyo, Bangkok for 30 hours as technical issue grounds aircraft

“Passengers on a Scoot flight bound for Singapore were kept waiting for almost 30 hours in Tokyo and Bangkok on Monday (Nov 26) due to an aircraft technical issue” writes The Straits Times for businessinsider.sg. Some customers will also be transferred to TR611, which will depart at 6.15pm local time. Source: businessinsider.sg

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Build it and they will come: Thai developers pour billions into retail

“The challenge to Thailand’s retail success is keeping shopping center visits engaging and fresh, says CBRE’s Pitchon” reports businessinsider.com. Developers have $4 billion in retail investments in the pipeline, outstripping new projects in Jakarta, Singapore or Kuala Lumpur.Retail sales growth reached a five-year high in August this year, up 17 percent from a year ago, much of it in malls.Bangkok currently has 7.5 million sqm of retail space with another million in planned, nearly double what similar cities have lined up.But with mammoth retail developments going up and Thai household…

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‘Limited’ progress made towards implementing Paris deal

“There have been notable disagreements over fair financing for implementation of the rules by developing countries, and the technical details of their reporting on progress” writes Associated Press for theguardian.com. Climate change is a polarising issue in the United States, and some states and local communities have announced policies supporting the Paris agreement.An international meeting in Bangkok fell short of its aim of completing fruitful preparations to help an agreement be reached in December on guidelines for implementing the 2015 Paris climate change agreement.Harjeet Singh, climate policy manager for ActionAid…

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