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Explainer: China-Taiwan trade, and everything you need to know
08/08-2022, Klokken: 13:37:00 BST
US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi has visited Taiwan in defiance of strong opposition from mainland China, and it is shaping up to have far-reaching implications for trade.

Explainer: China-Taiwan trade, and everything you need to know
08/08-2022, Klokken: 13:37:00 BST
US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi has visited Taiwan in defiance of strong opposition from mainland China, and it is shaping up to have far-reaching implications for trade.

Court favours Thaksin in B17bn tax case
08/08-2022, Klokken: 13:19:00 BST
The Central Tax Court has ruled in favour of former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra by revoking the Revenue Department?s order for him to pay about 17 billion baht in tax over the 2006 sale of a stake in Shin Corp. The ruling was issued by the court on Monday.

Court favours Thaksin in B17bn tax case
08/08-2022, Klokken: 13:19:00 BST
The Central Tax Court has ruled in favour of former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra by revoking the Revenue Department?s order for him to pay about 17 billion baht in tax over the 2006 sale of a stake in Shin Corp. The ruling was issued by the court on Monday.

Petrol prices down, diesel price unchanged
08/08-2022, Klokken: 12:40:00 BST
The board of the Oil Fuel Fund Office (OFFO) resolved on Monday to keep the local diesel price at 34.94 baht per litre, while petrol prices will drop significantly on Tuesday.

Petrol prices down, diesel price unchanged
08/08-2022, Klokken: 12:40:00 BST
The board of the Oil Fuel Fund Office (OFFO) resolved on Monday to keep the local diesel price at 34.94 baht per litre, while petrol prices will drop significantly on Tuesday.

Govt to lower Covid to same disease category as influenza
08/08-2022, Klokken: 12:39:00 BST
Thailand will downgrade Covid-19 from a ?dangerous? communicable disease to one that ?needs monitoring? starting from October, as the country?s virus situation has started to stabilise, according to the Ministry of Public Health.

Singapore-based crypto lender Hodlnaut suspends withdrawals
08/08-2022, Klokken: 12:26:00 BST
HONG KONG: Hodlnaut, a Singapore-based crypto currency lender and borrower, has suspended withdrawals, swaps and deposits, the company said on Monday, the latest sign of stress in the cryptocurrency industry.

Singapore-based crypto lender Hodlnaut suspends withdrawals
08/08-2022, Klokken: 12:26:00 BST
HONG KONG: Hodlnaut, a Singapore-based crypto currency lender and borrower, has suspended withdrawals, swaps and deposits, the company said on Monday, the latest sign of stress in the cryptocurrency industry.

Govt plans to raise minimum wage by 5-8%
08/08-2022, Klokken: 12:10:00 BST
The government plans to raise the mininum wage for the first time in more than two years, by 5% to 8% to help workers cope with the impact of the pandemic, according to the national wage committee and the labour minister.

Govt plans to raise minimum wage by 5-8%
08/08-2022, Klokken: 12:10:00 BST
The government plans to raise the mininum wage for the first time in more than two years, by 5% to 8% to help workers cope with the impact of the pandemic, according to the national wage committee and the labour minister.

Deadly blaze pub owner gets bail
08/08-2022, Klokken: 12:05:00 BST
PATTAYA: The Pattaya Provincial Court on Monday approved the conditional release on bail of the owner of Mountain B pub, where a fire claimed 15 lives and injured 38 other people early Friday morning.

Special holiday for Apec summit
08/08-2022, Klokken: 11:34:00 BST
The government intends to announce a special holiday for Greater Bangkok on Nov 16-18, when the capital city hosts the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) summit.

Please join the "Long-term Resident Visa (LTR Visa) webinar"
08/08-2022, Klokken: 10:31:00 BST
As LTR Visa application launching date is coming close, the Office of the Board of Investment (BOI) cordially invites you to join the "Long-term Resident Visa (LTR Visa) Webinar" which will be held on Friday, 19th August 2022 (during 10.00 - 12.00 hrs.) via Zoom.

Zipmex to ease some bitcoin, ether withdrawals after altcoins
08/08-2022, Klokken: 10:09:00 BST
Asia crypto exchange Zipmex Pte will allow users to partially withdraw Bitcoin and Ether from their trading accounts starting later this week, providing some relief to those caught by the recent meltdown in the digital asset market.

Zipmex to ease some bitcoin, ether withdrawals after altcoins
08/08-2022, Klokken: 10:09:00 BST
Asia crypto exchange Zipmex Pte will allow users to partially withdraw Bitcoin and Ether from their trading accounts starting later this week, providing some relief to those caught by the recent meltdown in the digital asset market.

Five confirmed cases of antibody-resistant Covid
08/08-2022, Klokken: 09:39:00 BST
There are now five confirmed infections in Thailand of the antibody-resistant sub-variant of Covid-19, BA.2.75, and health authorities are closely watching its development.

Five confirmed cases of antibody-resistant Covid
08/08-2022, Klokken: 09:39:00 BST
There are now five confirmed infections in Thailand of the antibody-resistant sub-variant of Covid-19, BA.2.75, and health authorities are closely watching its development.

Smart Factories
08/08-2022, Klokken: 09:19:00 BST
Elevating Industries Post-Covid

Myanmar central bank weakens official fx rate for kyat currency by 13.5%
08/08-2022, Klokken: 08:15:00 BST
Myanmar's central bank weakened its kyat currency from 1,850 to 2,100 per dollar on Monday, according to a statement published in a state newspaper.

Safety issues at 83 Bangkok nightspots
08/08-2022, Klokken: 08:05:00 BST
The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration has found 83 entertainment places with safety issues, some with inadequate emergency exits for patrons, but most of them continue to operate.

Hong Kong reduces Covid quarantine for arrivals
08/08-2022, Klokken: 05:46:00 BST
HONG KONG: Hong Kong will cut mandatory hotel quarantine for international arrivals from one week to three days from Friday, Chief Executive John Lee announced in an easing of Covid restrictions that have severely curbed travel.

Small firms to receive TCG loan guarantees
08/08-2022, Klokken: 04:10:00 BST
Thai Credit Guarantee Corporation (TCG) will provide its loan guarantee service through its bank partners' e-wallets as part of a strategy to help around 3 million small merchants access loans from financial institutions, said president Sittikorn Direksoonthorn.

Why Asia?s green economy is growing fast
08/08-2022, Klokken: 04:00:00 BST
With the UN predicting continued massive population growth in Asia, green bonds could help secure a long-term sustainable infrastructure for all [1].

Taiwan tensions threaten supply of semiconductors
08/08-2022, Klokken: 03:30:00 BST
The growing tensions between China and Taiwan have left the Thai automotive industry facing fresh concerns as manufacturers fear China may ban the export of raw materials for chipmaking to Taiwan, aggravating the prolonged global shortage of semiconductors, says the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI).

Easy loans for all
08/08-2022, Klokken: 00:23:00 BST
Major banks have continued to tap the underbanked, aiming to promote financial inclusion and further expand their customer base.

One-man fraud machine costs victims B76m
08/08-2022, Klokken: 00:03:00 BST
Renting out luxury cars can be a risky business.

City Hall refuses to be sunk by floods
07/08-2022, Klokken: 23:30:00 BST
The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is preparing a major redevelopment of the capital's drainage system to increase its drainage capacity in a fresh drive to combat the city's flood problem.

Borrowers prepare to take a hit
07/08-2022, Klokken: 23:21:00 BST
Some business sectors are concerned about the effect of the Bank of Thailand's anticipated interest rate hike on companies and the public, while related private and state organisations have vowed to do their best to mitigate the impact.

Turning it up to 11
07/08-2022, Klokken: 22:30:00 BST
The 11th World Ducati Week, which came back after a four-year break, brought together Ducati owners and fans of the two-wheeled world at Misano World Circuit in Italy for three days of passion, fun, and experiences they will never forget.

Compassion is key
07/08-2022, Klokken: 22:30:00 BST
The most common cancer in Thai women, breast cancer is seeing a rising number of new cases while the average age of those diagnosed with the malignancy tends to be younger. According to figures from the National Cancer Institute, about 49 women in Thailand are diagnosed with breast cancer every day, while 13 lose their lives.

Fortuner gets 2022 update
07/08-2022, Klokken: 22:30:00 BST
Toyota has introduced 2022 updates for the popular Fortuner, which commands a 45% market share in the PPV (Pickup Passenger Vehicle) segment.

Celebrate Queen Mother's birthday at Siam Paragon
07/08-2022, Klokken: 22:30:00 BST
To mark the 90th birthday anniversary of HM Queen Sirikit The Queen Mother, Siam Paragon is holding many activities including exquisite art and textile showcases and exhibitions.

Not for decoration
07/08-2022, Klokken: 22:30:00 BST
To raise awareness of the importance of collecting in the Thai art ecosystem, the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC) held the exhibition "Crossover: The Unveiled Collection" in 2005. The exhibition presented a collection of Thai artworks by local and international collectors. This year, in collaboration with the Thai Art Collector Association (TACA), BACC presents "Crossover II: The Nature Of...

Legendary singer Engelbert Humperdinck set for Thailand tour
07/08-2022, Klokken: 22:30:00 BST
Legendary pop singer Engelbert Humperdinck will kick off his tour across the Kingdom with the live concert "The Legendary Engelbert Humperdinck In Hua Hin", at the InterContinental Hua Hin Resort in Prachuap Khiri Khan, on Aug 20 at 6pm.

Lift antiviral drug curbs
07/08-2022, Klokken: 22:30:00 BST
With new cases of Covid-19 having risen to more than 28,000 a day, and with soaring severe cases, restricted access to Covid-19 antiviral medicines is now a critical issue.

The possible upsides to Covid infection
07/08-2022, Klokken: 22:30:00 BST
There's always a first time for everyone. After three years of living life virus free, I got Covid-19 from a friend after attending a concert recently. However, to my surprise, my first experience wasn't all that terrible. I felt mildly ill, with fever and body aches, but no sore throat or a lung infection. Fortunately, I was able to look after myself at home and the symptoms only lasted a week.

Civic study can help make solid citizens
07/08-2022, Klokken: 22:30:00 BST
In 2004, the United Nations declared that Civic Education For All was a resolution for the new millennium and a mandate for the United Nations Development Programme. The initiative was focused on nurturing respect for all, building a sense of belonging in humanity and helping learners become responsible and active global citizens.

Bangkok Metropolitan Administration to levy land taxes in full
07/08-2022, Klokken: 22:30:00 BST
The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is planning to fully collect land and building taxes on land used for agricultural purposes after landlords and property owners allegedly exploited tax cuts to avoid higher taxes, a source said.

Confronting the growing drought risk
07/08-2022, Klokken: 22:30:00 BST
Drought may be an ancient scourge, but it is getting worse. No region or country today is immune to its effects. Southern Europe is in the grip of a severe drought -- the worst in 70 years for Italy. In the western United States, the past two decades have been the driest in 1,200 years. Chile is in its 13th consecutive year of drought, and Monterrey, Mexico's third-largest city, is now being...

Time to tone down Taiwan tensions
07/08-2022, Klokken: 22:30:00 BST
It was a picture-perfect shot, really. That was my thought when I saw US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi standing side by side with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen in Taipei last Wednesday. But the one-day visit to the self-ruled island by the 82-year-old American politician has created no end of tension, not only for the US and China but also many of their allies across the Asia Pacific region.

Prep required for cybersecurity rules
07/08-2022, Klokken: 22:27:00 BST
The National Cyber Security Agency (NCSA) is urging organisations associated with critical information infrastructure (CII) to accelerate efforts to comply with two upcoming regulations regarding minimal requirements for their cyberdefence practices and responsibility for their sectoral computer emergency response teams (CERTs).

Green Line extension no longer free
07/08-2022, Klokken: 22:14:00 BST
The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration plans to start charging fares on the extension sections of the BTS Green Line in mid-September. The maximum fare will be capped at 59 baht per ride.

Career hitch, 10-baht stabbing, drug row, hubby neglects sex
06/08-2022, Klokken: 22:00:00 BST
Hawking the drug wares

Trafficking in tiers and fears
06/08-2022, Klokken: 22:00:00 BST
The government sighed with relief when the country's anti-trafficking performance moved up from the Tier 2 Watchlist to Tier 2 in the US Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report, released on July 19.

Something of a cover-up on the beach
06/08-2022, Klokken: 22:00:00 BST
A "No Bikinis" sign on a Thai beach prompted a considerable debate last week although it appears to be little more than a storm in a B-cup. The sign appeared on Koh Samae San, a small Chon Buri island owned by the Thai Navy which apparently disapproves of this type of swimwear.

Treatment techniques for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia and Prostate Cancer
06/08-2022, Klokken: 09:27:00 BST
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH), or prostate gland enlargement, is common in males over 50. Over half of men older than 50 years old have this condition. Enlargement of the prostate gland may obstruct the bladder neck and section of the urethra that traverses the prostate. Men with BPH may experience symptoms such as a weak urinary stream, incomplete bladder emptying, or post-micturition...

Thailand's Big Brother is upping the ante
05/08-2022, Klokken: 22:00:00 BST
In the late 18th century, British philosopher Jeremy Bentham visited his younger brother, Samuel, in Russia, who arranged unskilled factory workers in a circle so that he could supervise them. Inspired by this principle, Bentham developed "the panopticon", an inspection tower surrounded by cells. Its uniqueness was that it enabled a watchman to monitor prisoners without them knowing they were...

Don't skimp on pub safety
05/08-2022, Klokken: 22:00:00 BST
Heads are rolling after a deadly fire broke out at a pub in Chon Buri province in the early hours of Friday morning, killing 14 people and injuring at least 36 others.

The true meaning of being safe on the internet
05/08-2022, Klokken: 22:00:00 BST
When we talk about cybersecurity, we usually think of commercial antivirus software, ransomware attacks on large corporations or leaks of politically scandalous emails. But little is said about public security in the digital realm, and that is a big problem when we increasingly depend on information and communication technologies (ICTs) and the Internet of Things to carry out our ordinary daily...