World news

Seven dead in shooting outside East Jerusalem synagogue

  By AFP and published by CNA Jerusalem – A gunman killed seven people at an east Jerusalem synagogue on Friday (Jan. 27), Israeli police said, in a dramatic escalation of violence that followed a deadly raid in the West Bank a day earlier. The shooting in the Neve Yaakov neighbourhood of Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem

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Health

‘Police Plus’ app launched to speed up treatment at Police Hospital

  THE POLICE Hospital together with Kasikorn Bank today (Nov. 10) launched “Police Plus” app that utilises easy-to-use technology to boost medical efficiency with a target of meeting the needs of over 450,000 patients a year, Matichon newspaper said. National Police Chief Pol. Gen. Damrongsak Kittiprapas and Ms. Kattiya Indaravijaya, chief executive officer Kasikorn Bank,

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Business

Citi to sell consumer business in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam to UOB Group

  By CNBC CITIGROUP will sell its consumer banking businesses in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam to Singapore’s United Overseas Bank, the banks announced today (Jan. 14). As part of the deal, UOB said it will acquire Citi’s unsecured and secured lending portfolios, wealth management and retail deposit units that make up its consumer banking

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Business

Bank of Thailand to cut growth forecast

The Bank of Thailand is expected to lower its 3.2% growth forecast for Thailand this year against the backdrop of increasing downside risks stemming from the persistent Covid-19 outbreak. The economy is expected “to expand somewhat lower than the previous forecast”, said MPC secretary Titanun Mallikamas, even though the central bank’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC)

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