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  • BUSINESS

    TFEX limits rubber to one contract

    Business, Darana Chudasri, Published on 27/10/2015

    » The Thailand Futures Exchange (TFEX) can introduce only a single agricultural rubber futures contract on its trading board this year, as other products remain under study, says managing director Rinjai Chakornpipat.

  • NEWS

    Malaysian exports contract

    Published on 06/03/2015

    » KUALA LUMPUR — Malaysia's exports contracted by 0.6% on an annual basis in January due to a decline in demand for petroleum and palm-oil based products, the government said Friday.

  • LEARNING

    Contract farming: Broken dreams

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 18/06/2012

    » Farmers dreaming of stable incomes find that contracts lead to debt & getting used by large agribusiness companies. Farmers cover both investment & the losses.

  • LEARNING

    Tablets: Chinese company wins contract

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 06/03/2012

    » A Chinese company will supply 900,000 tablets for Prathom 1 students at US$81 (2,482 baht) each. Mathayom 1 students next in line.

  • NEWS

    Govt pushes to scrap city bus concessions

    News, Amornrat Mahitthirook, Published on 28/10/2016

    » The Transport Ministry is pushing ahead with its proposal for Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to exercise his special power under Section 44 of the interim charter to scrap 111 public bus service concessions held by private operators in a radical overhaul of the structure.

  • BUSINESS

    How 3D printing is disrupting supply chains

    Business, Published on 04/10/2017

    » The future has arrived: 3D printing is now a proven manufacturing and supply chain technology, from product design right through to the end customer. From engineering and space-station resupply to automotive parts and healthcare prosthetics, there is universal acceptance that 3D printing has created the opportunity to "do things differently".

  • LIFESTYLE

    Taking care of the nation's lifeblood

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 22/05/2017

    » The recent news of a planned mass resignation by state sector nurses came as a shock to society. Nobody expected it. Not even the cabinet that initially rejected the listing of over 10,000 contract nurses as civil servants, which prompted resignation threats by a network of nurses who feel they are not getting what they deserve for all the efforts they've been putting in to care for people.

  • BUSINESS

    Escape from poverty

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 11/09/2017

    » It was a cold winter night when Ji Seong-ho lost both of his left limbs. He was trying to jump onto a moving freight train to steal coal being transported from North Korea to China. He slipped on the snow and tumbled under the wheels of the carriage.

  • OPINION

    Very slow learners

    News, Postbag, Published on 09/09/2017

    » In his Sept 8 letter Songdej Praditsmanon writes that student Netiwit Chotiphatphaisal "was already condemned by fair-minded individuals and cursed by many alumni" but what he doesn't explain is why. To some of us simple minded non-Chula graduates it appears that Mr Netiwit has clearly understood the message from King Rama V given in 1873 when he expressed "the necessity of rebuilding a more equal relationship between different groups in society". What isn't apparent is that the administrators running the university have understood this message and taken steps to advance these opinions.

  • BUSINESS

    Slaves at sea

    Asia focus, Alexi Demetriadi, Published on 04/09/2017

    » "Working on a boat faced with violence and abuse, in the middle of the ocean where you couldn't see the shore, it seems like there was no future for us at all."

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