Xceedance Expands Claims Services for Property & Casualty Insurance Organizations

Claims veteran Marc Rothchild brings carrier-side, customer-centric experience to newly expanded division. BOSTON, Aug. 17, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Xceedance, a provider of strategic insurance consulting and technology serving insurance organizations worldwide, today announced the expansion of the company’s Claims Services Division under the leadership of its new head of claims, Marc Rothchild. “Marc has […]

Short on vaccines, Thailand seeks to borrow from Bhutan

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand, a regional manufacturer of AstraZeneca’s coronavirus shots, is seeking to borrow 150,000 doses of the same vaccine from the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, an official said on Monday, amid a Thai supply shortage. Thailand has been racing to boost its stocks after being hit by its worst wave of coronavirus infections, just two months before it started its mass […]

Thai GPO launches 2nd phase of clinical trials of inactivated chimeric vaccine

Thailand’s Government Pharmaceutical Organization (GPO) launched the second phase of human trials of its COVIC-19 HXP-GPOVac vaccine candidate on Monday, after the completion of the first-phase trials which show satisfactory immune responses in human specimens. GPO Director Dr. Withoon Danwiboon said yesterday that the new clinical trials, conducted by the Faculty of Tropical Medicine of Mahidol […]

New Zealand thrown into lockdown over single suspected Delta case

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern put New Zealand under strict lockdown on Tuesday after the country’s first coronavirus case in six months was reported in the largest city of Auckland. Ardern’s “go hard, go early” strategy has helped curb COVID-19 but her announcement left people struggling to stack up essentials, businesses shutting abruptly and schools and offices making last-minute changes […]

Thai police deny using live bullets against protesters, as one shot still in coma

Metropolitan Police Commissioner Pol Lt-Gen Phukphong Phongpetra denied that police had used live bullets against protesters at Din Daeng intersection last night (Monday), but admitted that live bullets were used by some “unknown elements among the protesters”. He confirmed that an individual, who was seen shooting from the Din Daeng police station at protesters, is a policeman, […]

Cross-Border QR Payment Linkage between Thailand and Indonesia

Bank Indonesia (BI) and the Bank of Thailand (BOT) have launched a cross-border QR payment linkage between Indonesia and Thailand.   The launch, which took place on 17 August 2021, is the project’s pilot phase, aiming to ensure smooth interconnection and pave the way for customers, merchants, and operators for the full commercial launch next […]